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External Hard drive –
I just ordered this external hard drive http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digita...5744500&sr=8-1 and i have a question. How do you backup games from a disc? is it the same as internal where you put the CD in and just use a backup manager to copy it. or do you have to transfer them using a usb drive or ftp server?
You're going to format that hard drive to be FAT-32 for the ps3 to be able to read it. You can play the games simply by copying them from computer to a GAMES folder in your external and your backup manager with read them from there.
How do i copy games from the computer? i want to copy games from discs. is that possible?
you will need to download Kmeaw CFW and a backup manager such as rogero in order to copy your games to an external hard drive and you will need a fat32 format utillity
When using regero to back up games to my ext hard drive it say unbeatable and cannot play split files! When back up to internal hdd it's fine with no
Probs! How do I get around this ???
Someone should make a tutorial for external hdd's if there isn't one.
My little HP Pocket Media Drive is NTFS formatted, and it runs games just fine. Sometimes my PS3 doesn't pick it up because it needs a y-split cable for more power, but when it does pick it up it works just fine. Why do people say FAT-32 is needed if this drive works with NTFS?
Backup managers read NTFS, PS3 doesn't.
Originally Posted by MarcusRaven
- PS3 can only detect external drives with FAT32
- FAT32 doesnt allow files bigger than 4gb.
- PS3 internal harddrive has some own file system allowing files bigger than 4gb.
- Games with files bigger than 4gb you can only backup to internal harddrive.
Hope this clears things up
Then explain why my drive shows up under the Video and Music menus. I'm able to find the drive no problem. To load files I have to press Triangle to show all, but it still detects the drive and shows it in all compatible menus. I've been playing games off of it through the managers just fine, watch movies loaded onto it, and even copy pictures from it. I've never had any issues with it not being detected.
Originally Posted by zxz0O0
I've had no issues with this whatsoever. Sometimes it takes a few attempts at plugging the cord into the drive, but usually when I plug both ends of the y-split cable in first, then plug it into the drive it works fine. Everything you guys are saying is the exact opposite of what I've been able to do. I could make a movie of it to prove it if you like, but it will have to wait until my kids are asleep.
EDIT: Okay, I have no idea why, but my computer is now saying that the drive is in fact FAT32. I don't understand why it told me NTFS before (might have been a glitch that showed a different drive to me. The mouse pad on my laptop acts up sometimes). So, I humbly withdraw my statements.