Western digital my book essential 1TB usb 3.0/2.0 and ps3


#1

I recently bought this harddrive and converted it to fat32 and added folders MUSIC, PHOTO, and VIDEO by following this instructions: How to Add an External Hard Drive to a PlayStation 3 - wikiHow. The ps3 doesn’t seem to recognised it. Am I missing something or does this harddrive not compatible with the ps3. If it’s not compatible, is there a harddrive that is over 1TB or 1.5TB that is compatible? thank


#2

I have the same problem I bought the same model in Bestbuy (around 100 bucks). I used this link to format  it( http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/index.htm?guiformat.htm) and you know my PS3 slim read the HDD!!!, but just the first time…I tried with different software to format again (swissknife, fat32format, Easseus…guiformat again) and didn’t work.  So I changed for another WD less capacity (My Passport Essential 500GB) right now is working, lets see tomorrow.


#3

Look in disk management. It has to be FAT32 logical not primary or anything else.

Joe


#4

Well My Passport Essential 500GB still working with my PS3 slim but I don’t know about USB 3.0 because I have to plung 3 or 4 times… 


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