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Re: hard drives failed
Other drives most likely keyed off the drive was striped or raid con fig of some kind the data on the drives are lost as well if this is the case you can reformat them all and then load windows on the c drive typically the d drive is another cd rom or optical drive of some kind so I must assume you had mult Hard drives
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try to install the drive as a secondary drive in a pc u know works (dont mix fat with ntfs drives) if there both the same OS u should be fine, see if u can access the files then, if u can great pull off what u want to keep & reformat the drive, if u cant well..........read this, i couldnt explain it any better
Macs can read NTFS format used by PC's, but not write to it.
You will have to take all your stuff off the drive, reformat it on the mac, and then you will be able to read/write to it. But PC's won't be able to read it anymore, unless they install some special drivers
Your problem may be more widespread than just that one file. The file system on your hard drive may be corrupt. You can try to reformat the entire hard drive in an attempt to remove all the errors in the PS3 data, or you can buy a new hard drive. You may have to replace the hard drive if the hard drive is failing, and therefore not reading or writing data properly.
To reformat the drive, in the PS3 menu: NOTE: This will erase everything you saved on the hard drive.
1) Go to the Settings menu, then select System Settings. 2) Select Format Utility, then select Format Hard Disk. 3) Select Quick Format
replace the Hard Drive, buy any 2.5 inch notebook hard drive that has a
serial ATA connection. Then remove the old hard drive from the left
side of the PS3 and install the new hard drive.
After installing the new Hard Drive you will need to format the drive. When you turn on the PS3, you will see onscreen instructions to help you with this.
It seems that the disk-drive is "dying", and the "table of contents" on the hard-drive has become corrupted, and automated attempts to "repair" the corruption have failed.
>> the hd is being offered with limited functionality, basically read-only.
Yes. Take this as a "hint" that the disk-drive is about to "die".
>> It recommends that I back-up the info elsewhere
Good advice. Take the advice.
>> and reformat.
This may help -- it will identify any "bad" spots on the hard-drive, and will either permanently avoid using those bad spots, or it will allocate a "spare" track on the drive to be used as a substitute for the "bad" area.
However, even after doing this, I would not "trust" the device to be a "reliable" backup for my important files. Like a well-used chalk-board in a classroom, the disk is getting "worn-out".
If it's still under warranty, exercise the warranty.
If the warranty has expired, replace it.