How do I connect a usb drive to playstation 3

Posted on 2008-11-16
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Can you connect a USB2 hard drive to a playstation 3
Question by:Zarbs
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    Hi Zarbs,

    Check out this full tutorial how to connect a usb drive to playstation 3:

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    Thanks ... I'll check out tonight
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    Make sure you format your USB to FAT32 first.

    Check this out.

    Another good link to read about with "network link between your PS3 & PC"

    ----------------Quote from above link.------

    "I think you are asking about direct link via USB such as the Tornado. The tornado only works with Windows systems. (

    I would suggest setting up a shared network drive between your PS3 and your PC.

    I followed the instructions here:

    and can access a shared drive on my Vista computer from my PS3 linux. "

    Good luck.

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    Thank you very much.  

    My drive was initially pre-formatted in NTFS format which was a showstopper
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    glad to help.

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