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I have a 500gb WD hard drive. I reformatted it to NTFS so my ps3 could read it. I had no problems with it on my pc or ps3 until one day it just would not turn on. If i hold the power button on the back, it blinks light. It should not be locked. My pc wont recognize it and i have no clue what to do/

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    External hard drive in a box?? Could be a power supply problem, how is it connected to pc/ps3 by USB?

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If your pc wont recongnize it im afraid it is a gooner can you feel or hear it spinning if so you can download a free software called hirens boot untility it is an image file burn with power iso or nero at slow speed it is a bootable disc restart your pc with it in the drive select partion tool any there are seceral on disc format the hdd but not to ntfs ps3 does not use this format formate with all zeros if you dont know how format to fat 32 you will need to reformat it in ps3 again hope this helps

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Unfortunately, if you reformat the disc to a Windows compatible format, you will lose your current backup. The drive will be as a large media transfer disc but not for the backup images. This site, http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~pcarbo/macnexstar.html , has information on splitting the hard drive into two partitions, one HFS+ and one FAT32. Then you could have your backup on one part of the GoFlex and still transfer files from the Mac to the PC and vice versa.

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hi,
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.
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you could perform a quick format, but i suggest a full complete format, so leave all untouched and wait till end.
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Most verbatim drives are formatted to by default to NTFS which is a windows file system. NTFS can be read and copied from on Mac but not written to.

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Apple, Utilities, Disk Utility.

Once formatted for Mac you will be able to read and write to the drive but you will need to add macdisk to the windows PC to allow it to read and write to a Mac formatted disk.

I more information on my FAQ about recovering data from Mac drives on PC

http://www.aitsavemyfiles.com/datarecoverybasics.php?faq_id=6545&category_id=8247

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