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cinghial8
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Re: Ps3 Slim Won't Recognize WD 500GB My Passport Essential USB 3.0 Silver Hard Drive


Joe_S wrote:

Is your drive formatted FAT32 LOGICAL ?

Joe


No, just a single "Primary - Active" partition.

I have another 2,5" HD configured in the same way and it's works without USB HUB...

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cinghial8
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Re: Ps3 Slim Won't Recognize WD 500GB My Passport Essential USB 3.0 Silver Hard Drive


cinghial8 wrote:

Joe_S wrote:

Is your drive formatted FAT32 LOGICAL ?

Joe


No, just a single "Primary - Active" partition.

I have another 2,5" HD configured in the same way and it's works without USB HUB...


Do you suggest to create two different partition, one small size primary and another big size logical (FAT32)?

In this case do you think PS3 should recognize second logical partition?

 

BR,

 

Cinghial8

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Joe_S
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Re: Ps3 Slim Won't Recognize WD 500GB My Passport Essential USB 3.0 Silver Hard Drive

The USB hub can always be suspect. Check this post on the partitioning for  PS3 http://community.wdc.com/t5/My-Book-for-PC/PS3-Get-External-Drive-to-work/m-p/85713/highlight/false#...  Also is this a drive with the virtual CD? If so go into the device manager and disable it unless you want to mess around with a firmware update and running another utility to hide it..

Joe

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kloneboyz
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Re: Ps3 Slim Won't Recognize WD 500GB My Passport Essential USB 3.0 Silver Hard Drive

Having the same issue, made me crazy. I've tried 6 to 8 formating software, firmware update, low level format and still not recognized on my PS3. I've tried plugging it directly to my TV which reads FAT32 drive and it was a breeze. I'll purchase a usb hub later and give you guyz a feedback. 

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kloneboyz
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Re: Ps3 Slim Won't Recognize WD 500GB My Passport Essential USB 3.0 Silver Hard Drive

Guyz! Confirmed using powered USB hub solved the issue, I think the issue is the power source...however it does not make sence since USB 3.0 is backwards compatible with USB 2.0. I hope WD would straighten this out...you could try it out and please leave a feedback. 

System: PS3 3.55 Kmeaw CFW~Multiman Ver 1.14.01

 

Thanks to all! 

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