I have a 100g usb hard drive that i have my music on.. i was wondering how to connect it to my ps3 like a flash drive does?
here you go
Connect the hard drive to your computer using a USB cord.
Check what the "File System" type is by going to Start, Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management, Disk Manager. Select the external drive and read the "File System" type. The file system type must be "FAT32" in order for the Playstation to recognize it.
If the file system type is "NTFS", right click and select "Delete Partition" or "Delete Volume" for Vista.
then recreate the partition but do NOT format it. Make sure you assign a drive letter (for this Tutorial, we'll use h:)
If you are running Windows, format the drive by going to the command prompt (Vista, right click on command prompt in start menu and click "run as administrator")and type in "format h: /FS:FAT32" (without the quotes). You may need to substitute your drive letter. (note this might not work on XP for a large hard drive - you may have to use a third-party formatting utility like SwissKnife; however, it does work under Vista - just be sure to use the format command from the DOS prompt, not from Windows Explorer)
If you are using Mac OS X, open /Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility.app, pick the drive, and click on the 'Erase' tab. Pick 'MS-DOS (FAT)' for the file system type, and click on the 'Erase' button. This will reformat the drive in FAT-32.
Open "My Computer" and double-click on your empty external hard drive.
Create a folder system identical to that on the Playstation 3 by creating folders labelled "Picture" (not Photo), "Music", "Video" and "Game".
Load all the music you want into your music folder, all the video you want into your video folder, and all the photos you want into your picture folder. Your game folder should still be empty.
Disconnect the hard drive by clicking the green arrow in the icon list and the bottom right hand corner of the screen and select "Safely remove..."
Once your computer tells you "XXX drive can now be safely removed", unplug the hard drive from your computer.
Connect the hard drive to your Playstation 3 and use the extra space to save information and access all your extra content saved on your external hard drive
Mar 15, 2009 |
Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console