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Hard Disk Corrupted

How do I fix this? I am pretty technical savy. However, how do I connect my ps3 hard drive to my computer to reformat?
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You can wipe the drive with your PC, but unless you use DOS you can not do anything else with it. The PS3 runs the FAT 32 system and can screw up your NTFS system on your PC if you try and run it with Windows or what not. I learned this from experience!!!! They have the external USB cases with protective sleeve and USB cable for $5 on eBay....brand new!!! Unfortunately the PS3 does not recognize the hard drive when connected using this device. Why, I don't know. It should as Jenkins said, it's like a big thumb drive. Good luck!!

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    BTW, you most likely should just replace the drive!!

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BestBuy has a 2.5" SATA adaptor that has a usb interface that you just plug in your 2.5" SATA laptop hdd and use it to your computer like a huge thumb drive.

My coworker has one, it works great!!

Can you not reformat from ps3 menu? You should be able to do this, otherwise it sounds like your hdd could just be toast and need to be replaced.

Get a new one from http://www.newegg.com is one of the best places i have found.

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