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Old 06-07-2009, 10:54 PM   #1
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Default Formatting a 500GB Hard Drive to FAT32 on Windows

So, I recently bought a 500 Gigabyte Seagate hard drive to use on my Playstation 3 which is running out of memory. So, I hook it up to my computer to format it using the Command Prompt. Now, after about 7 to 8 hours of formatting, it is finally finished. I check it and it says The drive volume is too big for FAT32. So, I google that, I go to multitudes of websites, many say to use a program called SwissKnife. I use it. Install it on my laptop, it doesn't work. Though I think that may be because I am using Vista. So I install it on the family computer, which run XP. I install it, and use it. I go to select my External hard drive(which is labeled Drive F: ), and the program completely shuts down. I have tried every thing I can think of and yet still nothing works. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-07-2009, 11:38 PM   #2
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Default Re: Formatting a 500GB Hard Drive to FAT32 on Windows

go under my computer and right click on the drive and hit format to NTFS
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Old 06-07-2009, 11:42 PM   #3
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Default Re: Formatting a 500GB Hard Drive to FAT32 on Windows

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go under my computer and right click on the drive and hit format to NTFS
Playstation 3 doesn't read NTFS
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Default Re: Formatting a 500GB Hard Drive to FAT32 on Windows

The PS3 supports only FAT32 Trivium.

Have a read through this A7XFREAK: http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/ind...at32format.htm
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ok my bad

cant you format to ntfs and plug it into the ps3 and have the ps3 ask u if u want to format it to fat 32
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