PS3 HDD formating
I don't know if this is the right place to ask so if its not,mods please move.
OK. Just tossing a few ideas around. 1) Is it possible to format an external with the external hooked up to the internal bay? I see you can buy sata cables with a male and and the other end with a female connector. Say you did this and powered the external up. Could you then go into settings and format? If you can,could you now delete everything and make a folder called GAMES,put the external back into original case. Put original hdd in. Then plug external into usb and have a Game manager like multiman pick it up and run 4g+ files?
Or 2) is there anyone working on getting the "propritary file system" that sony uses to format externals?
I tried googling and came up with nothing. Maybe not wording it right. If anyone can shed some light on this it would be great. Thanks
you shouldn't have a problem formatting it and then using it with the ps3, but you won't be able to connect it to a pc afterwards (since the proprietary FS won't be recognized).
Ok. That shouldn't be a problem because if it works,then I guess ftp would work right? I just want to get some feedback before I go opening my external hdd and ordering a cable. Thanks!
Originally Posted by tijuana
no you can't because the only file system that a PS3 can read/write from USB is FAT/FAT32. I have done extensive research on this even to the point of trying many different file system on the PS3, none were a go. I even tried taking my original HDD (after HDD upgrade) putting it in an external enclosure and hooking it up USB, the PS3 didn't recognize it.
OK thanks. You saved me some time and money. Hopefully somebody skilled will find a way to unlock that restriction. Then most external problems would be solved. I have a 500gig internal and a 2T external. Internal is about half full. Just trying to plan ahead.
Originally Posted by bitsbubba
no problem, I too am hoping for them to implement a file system that supports 4GB+, like PS2 and the Wii have, I think it's PFS on the PS2. I know it's WBFS (Wii Backup File System) on the Wii. I think the drivers will have to be implemented into CFW.