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    Default External HDD recommendations

    I want an external USB HDD for a PS3 - any recommendations? Something around the 750Gb - 1Tb would be good, but would be happy with whatever the size vs price sweetspot is at the moment.

    Does anyone know if external drives for PS3's still need to be formatted as FAT32?

    And can I format it prior to attaching it to the PS3 (realize I need to use gparted or similar) or does it need to be formatted by the PS3?

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    Default Re: External HDD recommendations

    1. DSE have Western Digital 1TB for $219.

    2. Has to be formatted as FAT32 before using with PS3. It won't be recognised otherwise.

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    Default Re: External HDD recommendations

    WD or Seagate, both have good warranties. You should be able to use Gparted to format the drive in FAT32 without a hassle, I don't think the PS3 will let you format it.
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    Default Re: External HDD recommendations

    I would recommend that external hard drives be used indoors
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    Default Re: External HDD recommendations

    Even this one?
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    Default Re: External HDD recommendations

    I think that one is intended for people worried about redundancy. Impressive though, but I would want it chained to something immovable.

    (Not warranted (!) for teenagers, they are already fireproof.)
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    Default Re: External HDD recommendations

    It is fireproof and waterproof, but it has a wee roof over it????

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    Default Re: External HDD recommendations

    I did wonder about that. Maybe it's so the fire doesn't go out in the rain?
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    Roofs probably supposed to catch fire and fall on the enclosure so the whole things covered in flames.

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    Default Re: External HDD recommendations

    A Seagate 1TB+Any case you want.

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