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ps3 HDD upgrade

Recently I purchased a 200gb Seagate Momentus (Model ST9200420AS) to replace my 60gb HDD that I had in my ps3. I also got a external enclosure so I can transfer my videos and music from the 60gb to the new 200gb in my ps3. When I put the 60gb HDD in the enclosure, it didn't show up that I had connected any thing on the XMB and when I plugged the enclosure into my laptop it didn't show up either. I would like to still be able to use the 60gb HDD but the enclosure won't let me. The enclosure is a Rosewill (Model RX81US-HT-25A-BLK). When I connect it to either the ps3 or my laptop the blue power light comes on and the HDD spins up. After that it just spins but no activity. Is it a defective product or did I get something that was incompatible with the HDD? What enclosure's work for this type of job?

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It's the format

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It's the format of the drive that is tripping you up. The PS3 is expecting either a FAT32 or possibly NTFS drive when you connect it via USB, and Windows (or probably even Linux) can't read the PS3's native format without special software.

So, I'd look around, and see if you can find a program specifically designed for reading PS3 drives. There used to be a few for the old Xbox drives with their FATX filesystem.

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program name?

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Ohhh....I see. So the ps3 can't read its own file system outside of the unit? That seems weird that Sony would make it that way. Oh well.

Do you have any ideas about what the software might be called? I'm searching for software but I'm not coming up with any thing. Thanks for your response and I'll keep searching.

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Nope, sorry

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Nope, sorry, don't know of any programs that do this. Don't even rightly know if there are any.

But you do have to consider that Sony never really intended for people to open their PS3 consoles and put in different hard drives.

What I might suggest, assuming you haven't gotten too far along in filling up your new drive, is to swap the two again. Format the new larger drive, then plug it into the PS3. Back up all the movies and what not onto that drive, then dump it onto your computer. Then swap the drives again, and this time format the old drive after letting the PS3 do its thing on the new drive. Now you can put all the data back onto the old drive and access it from the PS3's XMB.

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Format it

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