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    Harddrive must be formated into Fat32 partition.

    You need a computer that supports LBA48 (48-bit Logical Block Addressing)

    We, the people from this forum recommend,
    DOS FDISK,
    Partition Magic,
    Seagate WD Boot Disc


    which will allow you go past the 137GB limitation on Fat32 partition.

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    On partition magic, do u have to create partitions of less than 137gigs or u can format in Fat32 a 500gigs hard drive without partitioning it (How???)...
    Also, if i install the hard drive on my PS3, and install linux afterwards, will i have to reformat it and reinstall it on the PS3 or there won't be any problem?

    Thanks for ur help guys (I'm a mac user so sorry for asking probably easy questions about basic PC software)

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    oh and how do i know if my PC supports LBA 48? (what's that???? I'm lost :sigh: )

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    sam the ps3 has programs and such on the hd that takes up that space

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    why not combine the hard drive upgrade tut with this one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeifErikson
    why not combine the hard drive upgrade tut with this one?
    That a good idea LeifErikson. siptang you could spit the other hard drive guide you made into sections one section called Installing new hard drive and an other called hard drive recognized in XMB or whatever you want to call it lol.

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    Thing was that for the other one was internal.
    This one is for external.

    Do you think I should?

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    Quote Originally Posted by siptang
    Thing was that for the other one was internal.
    This one is for external.

    Do you think I should?
    I think you should it would make life so much easier you could spit it into two sections internal and external.

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    alright! done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sam-retroman
    Slightly off topic but, my hard drive claims to only have 50GB free where is the rest? Tekken only takes 500mb, and that's all i've installed!
    The Ps3 will store some info on the HDD when it formats it. To speculate it would be some form of identifier, signature to be unique to your machine.

    The Internal PS3 HDD, is neither FAT32 or NTFS and thus not viewable when connected to ur PC. I believe that it could be ExFat or possibly their own made FAT64. It is possible that it could be viewed under the Vista OS but as of yet I have not tested this. As I did read somewhere that Vista allows you to format flash drives using exFAT.


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