NTFS Possible in Future?
Anyone know if a NTFS file system on an external HDD would be possible in the future? Or is there something going on in the PS3 that only allows it to read those kind of files or something in FAT32?
The Wii had to use WBFS, and now can use most every kind of file system, so it maybe it can be done on the PS3?
EDIT: Err... sorry, totally just found another thread with the same question...
This question is asked at least once a day. The answer is no. Search next time.
Edit: Just noticed you found another thread. Above still applies.
The thing that most of you guys need to understand is that NTFS is a file system developed by Microsoft specifically for their Windows platform family. The reason FAT was used in the first place is because of its' wide range of compatibility, and although FAT was also developed by Microsoft, they don't hold the patents for the tech. Here is a quote from Wikipedia's article on NTFS:
"For most purposes, the NTFS file system is superior to FAT in terms of features and reliability; its main drawbacks are the size overhead for small volumes and the very limited support by anything other than the NT-based versions of Windows, since the exact specification is a trade secret of Microsoft."
With this fact in mind, unless Microsoft decides to open-source the NTFS spec or a very talented dev is able to figure it out on their own, the chances of us seeing the NTFS file system on the PS3 is very slim to none.
Now, as for EXT3 or EXT4? The chances of seeing either of these is far greater because of it's capability to be ported over to different operating systems. Both of these possess or surpass the superior file size capacity of NTFS without the spec gridlock. If you're worried about compatibility between your PS3 and your Windows PC, there are programs and tools available that can enable ext3 and ext4 to be read in Windows. Just Google it.
Now, to keep everybody's fingers from falling off by asking and answering this same question thousands of times over, may I suggest some of this information be added to a sticky thread on the front page. It'll at least help keep the forum clean if nothing else...
I'd rather see USB 2.0/3.0 support
I thought the PS3 already used USB 2.0. I know for a fact 3.0 would be impossible due to hardware limitations; the ps3 does not have usb 3.0 ports.
Slashmolder is correct, the PS3 is already USB 2.0.
Originally Posted by bitsbubba
And 3.0 would be impossible because the PS3 does not have 3.0 ports. You can't just write USB 3.0 drivers for USB 2.0 hardware and expect it to be USB 3.0.
USB 3.0 devices will work on 2.0 hardware, but the device will only act as USB 2.0. No 3.0 features.
. . . . . . How many people on the forum have a computer that can understand ext? I doubt this Windows 7 can and yet NTFS & FAT will /would work . . . . . . . . . . . .
You are absolutely right! Developers should bend to your magnificent will and start working on reverse engineering NTFS, take the firmware apart and learn how to insert filesystem support into Sony's proprietary COREOS, and right the required code just so you can have the convenience of pirating games with files over 4GB!!!
Originally Posted by dbzlotrfan
You sir, are brilliant, a leader among newbs. To boldly state something that has never crossed anybody's mind in such a direct and forthright manner. Bold, I say, for daftly ignoring the "Search" button, as well as not belittling yourself by reading knowledgeable posts by experienced users.
We have all been so wrong, us developers. Instead of trying to get the most basic of tools working (makeself, the tool that signs apps, but it's broken still), we should already be adding NTFS support to the firmware, as well as native MKV, RAM, and animated GIF support. We should also throw in modem drivers, so your PS3 can also access the internet through AOL dialup. While we are iunder the hood, we could probably add support to play Wii and Sega Saturn backups natively - oh, and perhaps we can also add support for Kinect, so you can play Naughty Bear without controllers. Wouldn't that be neat?
We'll do all that, but honestly, our first priority is adding the PSN cheat system, where players have god mode, unlimited ammo, and auto-aimbots. Sorry we spent so much time on the automatic swearbot soundboard, but we just thought it would be great to allow players the ability to swear as Al Pacino or Joe Pesci movie characters during online matches... and surely you do not begrudge us for incorporating the free Netflix and Blockbuster online (no membership needed!) support.