By Mamut0o1
Apr 3, 2013
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  1. Good morning,
    I have a 500GB that used to be in my PS3. From what I understand PS3 most have format the Drive in FAT32 that my windows is not able to read. I dont remember if I used a program to format the drive to fat32 or the ps3 system did it for me. The problem that I have is that I'd like to use this drive as an external drive but my WIN7 is not able to format the drive.
    Is there a utility or a solution to format this drive so any PC can have access to the drive?
    Any help is greatly appreciate it.

    Thank You!
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,062   +2,559

  3. Mamut0o1

    Mamut0o1 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 45

    I tried that yesterday and it did not work for me...anything else?
  4. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    Those drives are SATA1 I believe, and would be pretty terrible to put into an external USB dock in my opinion.
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,675   +389

    St1ckM4n - Maybe if you were putting it in a USB3 dock it would be terrible. But, even SATA 1 is going to be far faster than USB2.
    cliffordcooley likes this.
  6. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    This is true I suppose. It's just that USB3.0 is getting a lot more common now and the speed difference makes babies cry. In the end, it's up to OP's situation.!
  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,675   +389

    Yes, absolutely. I run pretty old hardware because I simply can't afford anything better. So I'm just on the lookout for us poor people. Soon, I hope to not be poor and once again grace the cpus and mobos forum.

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