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PS3 and FAT32 frives

Discussion in 'PS3' started by perfectio, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. perfectio

    perfectio Member

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    PS3 does not read NTFS drives. Now if i have a 250 GB portable hard drive (that stores all my movies) how am i required to format it into FAT32 given that FAT32 does cannot be applied as a file system if a partition size is abobe 30GB. Does this mean I need to create eight 30 GB FAT32 partitions - will they read as 8 drives on my PS3? Or is there a tool that creates FAT32 on drives and disks abobe 30 GB in size?
     
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    Eisherz Active member

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    You mixed up something, I guess. Fat32 has a maximum size of 2 TB, so your 250 GB hdd shouldn't be a problem.
     
  3. perfectio

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    Thanks I misunderstood that one - The Fat32 format driver under Win XP does not format with FAT32 if the partition size is greater than 32 GB but other tools can and do

    BTW will my PS3 recognize partitions on the drive? say 2 0r 3 partitions on a portable 1TB drive
     
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    Try it, would be an interesting question. If it doesn't work just format your drive again and only create one partition.
     
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    there are many threads on this. to say it again use swissknife. i used it on my 1tb and other drives and you dont need to have more then 1 partition
     

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