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    PS3 Problems formating HDD to FAT32

    install this

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    then run this

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    converted a 500Gb NTFS to FAT32 in around 10 seconds

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    Default Re: Problems formating HDD to FAT32

    Wish you'd have posted this yesterday, spent facking ages in Vista trying to format my drive, ended up finding that exact program and guide link

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    Default Re: Problems formating HDD to FAT32

    lol hours sodding about tonight then it all fell into place with this

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    Default Re: Problems formating HDD to FAT32

    anyone know is there anyway to do this without losing data on said NTFS drive?
    People who use the phrase "Touch base" should be shot.

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    Default Re: Problems formating HDD to FAT32

    Quote Originally Posted by Dizturbed View Post
    anyone know is there anyway to do this without losing data on said NTFS drive?
    Not that I am aware.

    I believe you can convert fat32 to NTFS and retain the data but not the other way.

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    Default Re: Problems formating HDD to FAT32

    Quote Originally Posted by baronvon View Post
    lol hours sodding about tonight then it all fell into place with this

    THE BARON
    Should have rung me pal, would have pointed you towards [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] saved you searching


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    Default Re: Problems formating HDD to FAT32

    i take it ps3 does not work well with all drives as i have formatted to fat32 and ps3 still does not see it ?

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    Default Re: Problems formating HDD to FAT32

    Can you not just disable some caching mode or something to get the option in windows format dialogue?

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    Default Re: Problems formating HDD to FAT32

    Quote Originally Posted by steve10574 View Post
    i take it ps3 does not work well with all drives as i have formatted to fat32 and ps3 still does not see it ?
    Are you talking backup wise?

    If so make sure you have the path set as USB://GAMEZ/TITLE/

    I've used a selection of drives over the last couple of weeks, usb powered, ext, enclosures and not had a problem yet! (touchwood)

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    Default Re: Problems formating HDD to FAT32

    if its over 32GB windows wont fomat it in fat32 , but the link prezzy posted works fine , altho i aint tried it on 1TB+ drives

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    Default Re: Problems formating HDD to FAT32

    Quote Originally Posted by kracken View Post
    altho i aint tried it on 1TB+ drives
    It did my 1.5tb drive no probs


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    Default Re: Problems formating HDD to FAT32

    Worked for me mate, Cheers

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    Default Re: Problems formating HDD to FAT32

    Quote Originally Posted by Spennyboy View Post
    Are you talking backup wise?

    If so make sure you have the path set as USB://GAMEZ/TITLE/

    I've used a selection of drives over the last couple of weeks, usb powered, ext, enclosures and not had a problem yet! (touchwood)
    No just it showing up on the ps3 before we get to anything we cant talk about here :-)

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