WD MYBOOK ELITE 1.5TB connecting to PS3


#1

hello i cant get my external harddrive to show up on my playstation 3. so i can watch movies/mp3s etc. it just doesnt seem to reconigse the drive.

thanks


#2

Does it work if you connected to a PC instead?

Have you downloaded the latest PS3 updates?

I am interested in the results.

Thanks.


#3

hey. yes ive just updated my playstation 3 with the latest update.

my harddrive works fine with my laptop and on a friends laptop.

I just cant access it on my playstation 3 so i can watch movies/play music etc via my TV.


#4

Hi, make sure it isn’t NTFS-formated!!!

Reg

Per


#5

Yea, it has to be FAT32. Ps3 and Xbox cant read nfts.


#6

mybook elite comes preformatted from factory to NTFS , you need to format it to fat32, you can do that by using a formatting utility like partition magic on pc or disk utility on mac.


#7

Before you do any thing please go to http://wdc.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/wdc.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=291&p_created=1023897270&p_sid=SCV-HWRj&p_accessibility=0&p_redirect=&p_srch=1&p_lva=291&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPTEmcF9zb3J0X2J5PSZwX2dyaWRzb3J0PSZwX3Jvd19jbnQ9MSwxJnBfcHJvZHM9MCZwX2NhdHM9MCZwX3B2PSZwX2N2PSZwX3NlYXJjaF90eXBlPWFuc3dlcnMuc2VhcmNoX2ZubCZwX3BhZ2U9MSZwX3NlYXJjaF90ZXh0PTI5MQ!!&p_li=&p_topview=1 (Or go to http://support.wdc.com/ and type 291 for answer id in Knowledge Base search)

As this is a 1 tb drive, you can download acronis from http://cache.websupport.wdc.com/atiwd/tih_s_e.exe and install it. Then use the option “Add New Disk” in this acronis program which will help you reformat the drive to fat32.

******** please note: you need a Western Digital (“WD”) drive to be in your computer to install acronis.


#8

i dont think acronis wd edition will work for external drives


#9

does it have built in smartware?

well i just picked up a 2 tb my essential drive to use with my ps3 as well, no luck. I reformatted drive to fat32 and disabled that smartware ■■■■! Still no luck! any suggestions? I am really gettin fed up with wd as alot of people and i think they will be losing ALOT of customers if they keep this up.   I went with WD because i own a 750 gig my book that worked fine with out all the stupid bells and whistles. If anybody has gotten a wd hdd with smartware to read on a ps3 please fill me in!


#10

if you dont want to go through all the trouble or cant get it to work at all just stream all your videos music etc through a media server to your ps3   like twonkymedia server works great