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External HDD won't be displayed?
External HDD won't be displayed? –
I bought an External HDD today(it's Hitachi 80GB 5400r/m, IDE), and copied some AVI files into it.Then I plugged it into my PS2(50006). In the uLaunchFlf and SMS, it can be recognized. But nothing was displayed there. I'm confused, what's wrong with it?
And I used NT, not FAT32? Does this has something to do with it?
Waiting for your answers online.
Thx in advance.
NTSF is not supported.
Use FAT32 and you should be fine.
best regards Jones23
I made a 28GB FAT32 partion, and it works perfectly. Thx guy
The reason why I bought a USB HDD is to play AVI FILES on my PS2, so I wish to get more space to use. Is 30GB the maxmum size for a FAT32 partion?
Any way to fully use my 80GB space?
Should be no prob to make one 80GB partition.
My drive was formated that way, when I got it.
I always use Partition Magic for partitioning and formating.
Now I have a 5 GB FTA32, a 20GB NTSF and a 50GB NTSF partition.
You just have to make sure that the first partition is FAT32, cause it's the only the first one, the PS2 can recognize.
best regards Jones23
maybe there had been some misunderstanding
what i mean is that i want all 80GB serve for my PS2. you know, it's inconvenient to transfer AVI files from my NTSF partition to FAT32's.
I used Partition Magic and made a 28GB FAT32 partition. and the rest 50GB is NTSF partition. only the former can be recoganized. I want all 80GB to be recognized. Is it possible to do that?
If You are using Windows Xp or Nt. just plug your hard drive into usb. Right click on My Computer then click on manage. On left hand side select Disk management. From here you can delete all the partitions on your hard drive and create one Fat32 80Gb partition.
There is no limit to the size of a Fat23 partition. The only limit it has is that no one file can be bigger than 4Gb
Hey I had the same problem with a 160 gig harddrive. this is how I fixed it
I didn't want to go buy partition magic or any other program. In fact, I couldn't find one that worked too well for free. If you format in NTFS first, you can convert it to FAT32 with another program. The USB Extreme Tool (you can find by searching) will reformat the hd into FAT32. Just used it and it worked well.
I'm pretty sure this method won't work because windows xp limits the creation of FAT32 partitions to 32 Gb. I tried it, and if you have a partition greater than 32 Gb, it doesn't give you the option to do FAT32, only NTFS.
Originally Posted by thehead
If you dont want to buy partition magic, you can always use Fdisk. You can run it from the console on the windows Xp cd. ( just boot from Cd press r when prompted and type Fdisk). Not as user friendly as partion magic but it never lets you down
Windows xp will not make a FAT32 partition over 32gig, I had that problem when I was trying to format my 300gig usb drive. After a little searching I found this hand little tool (see attatched file) just be sure to format the whole drive to ntfs first if you want the whole drive as one partition.
Just unzip to c:\ ,run command prompt and enter these commands...
-substituts e: for whatever drive letter your usb drive shows as.
If it doesn't work first time (like mine didn't) just format drive as ntfs again and repeat. Be sure to throw a small file on the hdd to test with the ps2 before you transfer all your films etc and find out it didn't work and have to start over (like I did )
Hope it helps.