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Thread: How to make an External Hard Drive with USB 3.0 work on PS3 SLIM! (very simple)

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    Something you can try: games that you play the most, you can copy them to internal HDD until you finish the game then remove it. So you can play with normal speed.

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    awesome!!! I ran into the exact same problem. exact same!! I bought a 500 gig 2.0 to 3.0 western digital passport external drive. It worked in my ps3 fat, but when I bought a slim it would not recognize it. Well i'll be a monkeys uncle and hee haw!! I guess i am not crazy after all.

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    I use a Thermaltake ST0020U Max 5G USB 3.0 external USB case on my Slim PS3 with no issues... Thank goodness after reading this.

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    What are you talking about I have portable WD My Passport usb 3.0 exactly like yours except mines 1 tb and the ps3 recognizes it perfectly? I've never done any weird plugin method to get it to work. All usb 3.0 devices are backwards compatible with usb 2.0 and 1.1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alternativejohnsmith View Post
    What are you talking about I have portable WD My Passport usb 3.0 exactly like yours except mines 1 tb and the ps3 recognizes it perfectly? I've never done any weird plugin method to get it to work. All usb 3.0 devices are backwards compatible with usb 2.0 and 1.1.
    yeah me too i also have 500gb WD passport 3.0 that i bought 2 days ago and luckily my ps3 recognized it. I am so noob that reading this thread first without trying the hdd on my console makes me think of swapping it to a 2nd hand WD Element 2.0. Maybe updating the driver of WD passport is the key i dont know as i've said im noob. :( now i wonder if i can use it to play games externally. I am afraid i might broke it coz it doesnt have a power supply.

    note: also i used EASEUS Partition Master Home Edition in formatting my hdd to fat32 you can try that and see if it works.
    Last edited by yuri22rivera; 11th December 2011 at 05:21 PM. Reason: added info

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    Quote Originally Posted by alternativejohnsmith View Post
    What are you talking about I have portable WD My Passport usb 3.0 exactly like yours except mines 1 tb and the ps3 recognizes it perfectly? I've never done any weird plugin method to get it to work. All usb 3.0 devices are backwards compatible with usb 2.0 and 1.1.
    Quote Originally Posted by yuri22rivera View Post
    yeah me too i also have 500gb WD passport 3.0 that i bought 2 days ago and luckily my ps3 recognized it. I am so noob that reading this thread first without trying the hdd on my console makes me think of swapping it to a 2nd hand WD Element 2.0. Maybe updating the driver of WD passport is the key i dont know as i've said im noob. :( now i wonder if i can use it to play games externally. I am afraid i might broke it coz it doesnt have a power supply.

    note: also i used EASEUS Partition Master Home Edition in formatting my hdd to fat32 you can try that and see if it works.
    Are you both using fat ps3?
    I have the same WD My Passport 3.0 and i had to resort to this method to get it detected.

    Quote Originally Posted by eddywiz View Post
    UPDATE: Yeah I kinda forgot to say that ALL USB 3.0 HARD DISKS WORK WITH NO PROBLEM ON NORMAL PS3. THEY DON'T WORK ON SLIM SO THIS METHOD MIGHT HELP. AND THIS METHOD IS ONLY FOR WD (WESTERN DIGITAL) HARD DISKS SO SEAGATE AND THE OTHERS WILL HAVE NO PROBLEM.
    Does that means seagate and other branded 3.0 usb hard disk will have no problems being recognized by ps3 slim?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kylerainer View Post
    Are you both using fat ps3?
    Nope mine is ps3 slim that's why im so worried when i read this thread. Luckily for me i dont need to buy a usb hub with power adapter or just a usb hub anymore. maybe new stocks of WD passport in the market already fix this problem coz i bought mine just 2 days ago. Just an opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kylerainer View Post
    Are you both using fat ps3?
    I have the same WD My Passport 3.0 and i had to resort to this method to get it detected.
    Does that means seagate and other branded 3.0 usb hard disk will have no problems being recognized by ps3 slim?
    Maybe... Why don't you try and tell us :p

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    nice post!thanks!

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    thank you, finally found it!!

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