Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
I bought the PS3 the day it came out but could only get the 20GB version. With today's games taking up so much space I've maxed out already. Besides deleting games I still play I wanted to get a new hard drive for it. Problem is that no one at best buy, gamestop, circuit city, or any computer place can give me a straight answer. I really don't want to buy another PS3 that has a bigger storage space so if anyone knows please let me know what types are compatible and what not. Thank you
NOTE: Your external HDD MUST have a external power source, it cannot be DUAL USB.
NOTE: ATA (LAPTOP) 2.5" EXTERNAL HDD's will not WORK on PS3!
Making sure the HDD is FAT32
Remember, the PS3 external drive must be FAT32 formatted, usually if your buying a store packed
external HDD it already is, but if your making your own you might have to follow a few extra steps in
order to make it FAT32 and PS3 compatible.
Once your external hard drive is connected to your computer:
● Go to START
● CONTROL PANEL
● ADMINISTRATIVE TOOLS
● COMPUTER MANAGEMENT
● Select DISK MANAGER on the left hand side options.
● Select the external drive and read the "File System" type. If it says "NTFS", right click the disk
and select "Delete Partition".
Now you must partition your HDD to FAT32, unfortunately Windows XP does not do this itself, so we
need to use a few tools to help us.
Symantec Disk Checker is a great solution to go for, but if you don't want to 'buy' the software, you can
always download a few freeware that work equally as well.
Posted on Oct 02, 2009
It's really easy to upgrade your drive. It's removable with one screw, and you take that drive with you to your electronics store, and get a bigger one that's the same physical size and plug-ins. Then just switch over the metal housing around the drive (4 phillips screws), stick it back in your PS3, and turn it on. The PS3 will auto-format the drive for you.
Posted on May 21, 2008
You cant really get a PS3 Hard Drive because Sony made their own Hard Drives so i think your gonna have to Contact them asking for a PS3 Hard Drive and i think you should really delete some Games like Demos you downloaded cause those Demos take up atleast 500 mbs each or more.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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