After countless hour of research and re-formatting I finally got my HDD to work on my PS3.
For anyone who is having the same problem this is how you do it:
Making a 'WD 1 TB My Passport' work with your PS3.
Step1: Download and install "Acronis True Image WD edition" which can be found at
Once installed launch the program, and run the "Acronis DriveCleanser" tool, this will erase everything off your
HDD, so make sure to back it up first. (This step may not be required for everyone, but I did it it my HDD). I used
the 'fast' option on my HDD when cleansing it but even still it took a couple of hour to complete.
Step2: Still using "Acronis True Image WD edition" add a new 'disk' to your HDD. This is where you will have to make
'partitions' on the drive (I divided my 1TB HDD into 2 separate drives, a FAT32 and a NTFS). When creating a
new partition you will need to create a 'FAT32 logical' partition. This will allow the PS3 to read the drive. This will
only take a few minutes.
Step3: Now the 'My Passport's" problem is that it doesnt receive enough power from the PS3 when using the standard
3.0 USB cable that the drive comes with so. You will need to get another, this is the one that i got and it works
This cable will allow enough power to get to the HDD from the PS3 and intern it should allow the PS3 to display
And that's it, this is how i got my HDD to work on my PS3. But please note that I didnt install any of the software that the "WD 1TB My Passport" comes with, when I first got the device. This may effect peoples result, due to things like the VCD.