View Full Version : formatting an external HD to FAT 32
12-07-2006, 10:14 PM
Anyone have any ideas? It is currently NTFS and I need it to be FAT 32 so I can get it to work on my PS3 but my PC won't give me an option to change the format during reformat.
the kid 05
12-07-2006, 10:22 PM
i read you have to do it from a boot disk of i believe it was windows 98 could be wrong though
12-07-2006, 10:33 PM
You may have to remove the exernal (i'm assuming it's USB) hard drive from it's casing and connect it to a regular IDE port. As the kid o5 said, you should then be able to use a Windows 98 boot disk and have it formatted in FAT32.
12-08-2006, 01:32 AM
You can use PartitionMagic (http://www.powerquest.com/home_homeoffice/products/overview.jsp?pcid=sp&pvid=pm80).
the kid 05
12-08-2006, 12:20 PM
any luck so far calico? i was thinkin about buying the ps3 20 gig and then just upgrading the hdd like your doing. keep us posted, please?
12-08-2006, 08:45 PM
Thanks for the info all, I will check out that partition thing and then remove it from the casing and try it on an IDE.
Kid 05, I picked up a 120 gig harddrive for my PS3 but am just waiting to install it once I get all my game saves off of it. I might just give up and switch out and start over on Call of Duty and Fight Night.
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