Question about Verbatim SmartDisk Firelite Portable USB 2.0 250GB GO 5400 rpm/tpm 250 GB Hard Drive
I have a smartdisk firelite 49 GB portable hard drive, and when I first got it, it worked with my PS3 and my laptop. I formatted it one day, and now it won't work on my PS3, it still works with my laptop however. When I plug it into my PS3 nothing happens, my PS3 doesn't even recognize it's plugged in. Why is it doing this, and please advise me as to how I can fix this problem. Thanks for any help you may be able to offer me.
it's cause when you formatted the disk, you choose to use ntfs file system and ps3 can only read fat32.
when you format a hard disk or eaven a usb drive you can choose wich fort to use.
there are different tipe, most common are fat, fat32, and ntfs.
most actula operating system uses ntfs, but fat32 is still he more compatible.
reformat your hard drive as follow:
got to "my computer" on your desktop, right click on your hard drive and choose format.
a window should pop up.
under file system chose fat32.
leave untouched all other fields.
you could perform a quick format, but i suggest a full complete format, so leave all untouched and wait till end.
now it should work.
Posted on Jun 04, 2010
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