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Why wont my wd elements 1 tb hardrive work on my ps3??

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1) It needs to be FAT32 PLUS it needs to be externally powered. I found out the hard way that the PS3's USB ports do NOT provide enough power for a standalone USB hard drive, so you need to add your own power supply.

Posted on Dec 09, 2009

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Errrrrr follow timhunts jr advice and reformat it to fat32 or partition say 500gb or however much you want to fat32, ignore rjhahn random answer......

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It is not design to work on PS3. Have to buy a ps3 with a hard drive in it.

Posted on Dec 09, 2009

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