07-19-2010 05:39 PM
Installed software that came with my external HD successfully, but had to reformat it & change from NTFS to FAT32 coz' Sony PS3 won't recognize external HD - backup was successful.
When I plugged my external HD to my Sony VAIO 64bit running Windows 7, the backup software previously installed could not detect the external HD, probably because it's been reformatted to FAT32.
Do I need to revert back & reformat to NTFS again for this to work always, or is there a way to put a partition on the HD & so I can use both file formats at the same time...
Is this possible & pls. help in what needs to be done to fix this.
07-20-2010 11:48 AM
I'm not sure that the multiple partition thing will resolve the problem, but it might!
So here's how:
1) Backup all your data because we're going to be erasing the data currently on the drive.
3) Use DiscWizard to create a FAT32 partition on the drive, whatever size you want to be accessible to the PS3.
4) Then go back to that first page and create an NTFS partition on the drive and you should be in good shape with the Memeo backup software.
07-20-2010 11:44 PM
Decided not to create any partitions....reformatted from FAT32 to NTFS...Memeo backup software still doesn't detect hard drive.
01-25-2011 07:48 AM
Are you using a PC or a Mac? For a PC I have had this problem before, what is happening is that when you formatted the hard drive you erased the file path for the computer to recognize and access the drive. If you want to reformat it to FAT32 go ahead and do so, then if you're running a Vista or any windows OS go to device manager (just type it into the start search bar should pop up) then go to disk management in the menu (or memory manager depends on your OS). Then from there look for your Seagate drive it should be in the bottom of the list and change the drive letter from what it is now to something else that a current drive is not using I suggest X or Z. Then say yes to whatever prompt pops up, finally let the computer do its thing and reopen My Computer and you should be able to access the Seagate drive again, hope this helps and happy gaming with the PS3. If you're running a Mac there should be a way to change the drive letter/path in a similar fashion but since I don't have a Mac I don't know. Anyways good luck!