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USB Hard Drives in SMS (IDE HDD)
USB Hard Drives in SMS (IDE HDD) –
Do IDE HDDs in a USB Enclosure work with SMS?
I tried my friend's HDD but it didn't quite work, it showed the USB icon so the ps2 recognised it, but no files were showing, couldn't enter it.
I'm guessing its because its NTFS. Does SMS only read FAT32?
Is that the reason or is there something else I'm missing?
is that all I need to know? all hdd enclosures with usb are the same? if so I'll go buy my enclosure tomorrow
I don't think anyone can give you that guarantee. Many posters on the forum have working USB enclosures, and I don't recall any specific reports of incompatible models. If this is a big concern, perhaps you should try your friends again, or purchase from a source with a good return policy.
i can confirm that my western digital hdd works in enclosure
just make sure to put it in slave and it works
all WD passport drives work with sms and they are awesome
Also I think SMS will only be able to access the first logical partition, which must be fat32. I've got an external hdd enclosure, partition1=ntfs, partition2=fat32, sms can't see either of them.
I'll just make the whole drive FAT32
I have a 200GB MAxtor HDD and it is partitioned to FAT32.I am able to access it with SMS and see the whole partition. I'm not sure exactly what brand my Enclosure is though. But even when just connecting the HDD with a USB to IDE connection I am able to view the drive with SMS.
awesome, might go for a maxtor then