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PS3 HDD size limit –
I've just got my jailbreak PS3 slim with Rogero 4.46 v1.01 CFW. I'm going to buy a external hard drive and I've seen a good deal on a USB 2.0 3TB but wondered if there is any limit or the 3TB will be fine?
Thank you in advance folks
3tb won't work due to the fact that even Windows XP cannot use it (without special software). 2tb does, and is the biggest FAT32 you can use (I believe... correct me if I'm wrong). I am using 2tb myself.
I'm glad I asked. Cheers Codone. Big help ;-)
so the maximum internal hard drive the ps3 will recognize is 1tb & max external is 2tb??
Originally Posted by codone
ive been wanting to add a 3-4tb internal, mod of course, and it sucks if these are the max..
im currently using a 750gb internal and a 1.5 tb external and im out of space... another 250gb internal & 500gb external isn't even worth the $ to replace both my hard drives. I wana go BIG!!
I googled around a bit, and perhaps it is possible to format a 3tb FAT32. I know on NTFS, the 3tb uses a totally different layout and is incompatible. But, perhaps with a special Fat32 formatter a 3tb could actually work on the PS3. If anyone has any actual experience with a 3tb+ on external (fat32) on ps3, chime in.
I found that some people claim that to use a 3tb external you must format in fat32 and change the cluster size.
Originally Posted by codone
one guy says this.. had to change the cluster size to 16 megs for it to be read by the ps3 in case anyones wants to know for future reference.
im getting my 1tb internal & 3tb external tomorrow so I will report back.
It's possible that using such a large cluster size may start to defeat the purpose of having a large drive. Many PS3 games have > 10,000 files, and many are small. This would use 16 meg for each 10k or so small file. But on the other hand, it might be better, if the drives are about the same price (I've seen 2tb and 3tb at identical prices). I think I had to use a special pc app called "Fat32formatter" to format my 2tb.
ok. I got my 1tb internal installed. rogero 4.46 format and reinstall was flawless.
Originally Posted by UGK420
got my 3tb Seagate external hd formatted fat32 32kb clusters 2.726 TB useable & working on the ps3 100%
I used the info from this video "I cant post links"
w w w . y o u t u b e . c o m/watch?v=Y34nntFAGLs&noredirect=1
obviously its up to you to find the software that is used but I will verify that its worked 100% for me.
ive spent at LEAST the last 4days before this upgrade researching on the web and this was BY FAR the simplest. it took me 5min.
anyways.. this def shoots down the myth of 2tb max external for anyone who was curious.
hope this will help others.