3tb western digital hdd not being read by ps3 on rebug 4.21
i got one of my slims on 4.21 rebug i formatted the external to fat32 and copied all my stuff onto it from my 1tb hard drive which took forever.
my pc reads the hard drive fine but when i plug it into the ps3 it shows folders but it will not show any of the videos or any of my backup games in the gamez folder.
also im getting an issue with the ps3 going all funny when it boots it fill just hang at the part where it shows the whats new on the psn store if i use the controller and quickly go across to the right or left it will boot fine and i can play games etc but the issue reading files on the 3tb hard drive remains anyone got any ideas ???
For PS3 the external HDD must be max. 2TB (formatted to fat32).
Internal HDD must be max. 1TB, because the firmware limits internal HDD to 1TB.
For external HDD if larger than 2TB try to make 2 or more partition not bigger than 2TB, hope this solves your problem with larger HDD than 2TB (I personaly never use bigger external than 2TB, I rather have 2 caviar green 2TB).
robi666 is wrong, 2 tb partition isn't the max size. i have a 3 tb western digital working on my ps3, but it i had to format it to fat32 and change the CLUSTER SIZE. i can't remember what i changed it to, but google it and u might find ur answer.
edit: oh yea and i had the exact same problems as u when i first got my hard drive and tried to use it on my ps3. i also saw many people claiming 2 tb is the max size, but trust me it isn't true. change the cluster size. i've been using my 3 tb hard drive on my cfw ps3 with only one partition since the end of august with zero problems.
Last edited by blazedhobo; 12-25-2012 at 04:47 PM.
Blazedhobo is actually correct, I'm doing this off the top of my head, but let me try to explain (and forgive me...Christmas night drinking, forgive the errors!) The actual theoretical maximum size of a FAT32 partition depends on the sector size (same as cluster size). Fat32 was created, in part, because it allowed a greater number of clusters. It got around some of the issues with fat/fat16, while maintaining a low memory footprint. Think of clusters as 32-bit numbers, but only 28bits of the 32 are used to "hold" the clusters. The other bits are used for Boot Sectors, I believe...and some other things I can't think of at the moment. But we have a absolute max of 28bits for this cluster, so this is where the Cluster Size, or Sector Size. I believe the default Sector Size for the PS3 is 512 bytes, so this limits the theoretical maximum of a fat32 partition to be 2TB. If we do what BlazedHobo suggested, and increase the Sector Size, to say 4,096 bytes, the theoretical maximum size for a fat32 partition rises to 16TB. Keep in mind, these are theoretical maximums, so certain software you run may not give you the option. A old formatting tool I used to use allows you to change the sector size, but still limited the size of the fat32 partition.
There are a few exceptions to this, but I don't believe it needs to be discussed here, it'll just make things even more confusing, I just wanted to post so people can understand WHY their is a maximum partition size. It's basic math, and makes sense. And...if people understand why, maybe one less person browsing this forum in a few months will PM Dean and try and bitch at him because they can't get their 3TB partition of warez to show up properly, so its obviously Dean's fault or a limitation of Multiman, right? No, its math. People seem to love blaming random things on ya, Dean! The people who love ya know you're the Jesus of programming. Ya know, blameless, can convert water into wine (you must have this ability with all the updates you crank out!), etc. Dean was murdered by dongle-hating fan boys sent by a HAX army, but Halleluiah! He has returned. Resurrected! Please remember this when you celebrate Christmas and Easter. It's not about opening gifts and coloring eggs, its about remembering your Jesus of Programming, your PS3 Savior Dean.
Err, that was a little excessive, anyway..
In summary, you can have a fat32 partition that is larger than 2TB, if you increase the sector size. (...and Dean is your prophet Halleluiah) Reformat your brand new 3TB hard drive, with a larger cluster size, and get to downloading those games! And by downloading, I mean legally backing up your games, of course!
(I posted from my phone, so couldn't look-up the values. Please correct me if I'm wrong)
ah screw it im just going to go get another 2tb hard drive and use that for my videos and back up games and keep this hard drive for storage incase the other one dies as i do not have enough space on my laptop for all of my stuff
cool well changing the cluster size isn't difficult. if u change ur mind, try using easus partition manager, it's just one click out of a drop down tab that's right next to the drop down tab where u select fat32.