June 18, 2009

Format large HDD as FAT32 for your PS3 or DVD

Do you have a PS3 or DVD/Bluray player on which you'd like to use your external USB HDD, but it's capacity (160GB, 250GB, 320GB, 500GB, 1TB, whatever) results in the drive being formatted in NTFS, and therefore your console or disc player can't read it?

You have to format it in FAT32 so your Playstation or DVD can read it, but as you probably noticed already, you can't do this in Windows XP: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314463

But you can simply grab a free utility, like EASEUS Partition Manager, format the external USB HDD to FAT32 and you're good to go! :)