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How do I access my external hard drive on my PS3?

How do I access my external hard drive on my PS3?

How to Watch Movies on PS3 From an External Hard Drive

  1. Turn on your PS3.
  2. Connect the external hard drive to an available USB port on your PS3.
  3. Navigate to the “Video” section of the XMB menu of your PS3.
  4. Highlight the external hard drive, which will be displayed as a “USB Device.”

Will PS3 format new hard drive?

Taking the internal HDD from one PS3 and putting it straight into another also will not work. The new console will reformat it. As of firmware 3.15, you can transfer data between two consoles using the PS3 Data Transfer utility.

Can you put a 2TB hard drive in a PS3?

Although there are some people saying they have installed 2TB hard drive into PS3 successfully, there are also some people saying their PS3 can’t work after installing 2TB hard drive. If you want to save money, you can buy a hard drive with SATA II (300 MB/s).

Can I put a 1TB drive in my PS3?

What hard drive can you use in your PS3? You need to make sure it’s a 2.5-inch serial ATA drive of 9.5mm height or less. In practical terms this means you can buy most 2.5-inch 500GB or 1TB slimline hard drives without any major issues.


Well, usually, PS3/PS4 uses external HDD (Hard Disk Drive) to save data like games and that hard drive must be FAT32. Because SONY is using FAT32 as the standard for PS3 and PS4. They can’t read NTFS.

Is an external hard drive compatible with the PS3?

Attach your external hard drive to your PC and turn it on. There is only one thing that stops a hard drive from being compatible with the PS3: the file system. Windows editions since Windows 2000 have predominantly used NTFS files systems, which are faster and allow for more file information to be stored.

How do you install a new hard drive on a PS3?

Place the hard drive and harness assembly into the hard drive compartment. You may need to apply a little bit of pressure in order to get it to snap into place. Ths SATA plugs on the end of the new hard drive will plug right back into the PS3. Screw the harness back into position with the blue screw.

How do I format a PS3?

Step 1: connect the PS3 hard drive with your computer, install and launch the Partition Assistant. right click the PS3 hard drive and select “Format Partition”. Step 2: choose the right file system to format in the next window, hit “Next”. Step 3: preview the pending operations, click “Apply” to start format the PS3 hard drive.

Can PS3 read NTFS?

If your PS3 or PS4 can’t read NTFS USB Drives, you need to backup data first, then reformat partition to FAT32 and finally restore data, the operation is time-consuming. What’s more, it may not secure the safety of your data and you can’t directly convert NTFS to FAT32.