Does PS4 support two or more partitions on external HDD?

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  1. MetalistaSK
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    Hi, I've bought PS4 Slim on FW 5.05 and I want to know if I split 1TB external HDD on 2 partitions (750GB NTFS and 250GB exFat) will PS4 read it? I want to use NTFS with PC and PS3 while exFat for PS4 pkgs. Thanks.
     
  2. Hayato213

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    No, the system wouldn't know where to look. As for PC it can handle two partitions from the same HDD and PC support all three formats, but PS4 support FAT32, exFAT, PS3 only support FAT32, (NTFS via Multiman). The HDD wouldn't work with the PS3/PS4 if you split it into multiple partitions.
     
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    jt_1258 GBAtemps Midna

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    Yes it can, I had a drive with fat32 and ntfs and it picked up on the fat32 while ignoring the ntfs drive because Sony's ps4 devision refuses to adopt it.
     
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    Afaik of the first partition is fat/exfat it should read it. If the fat/exfat were the second partition it wouldn’t.
     
  5. MetalistaSK
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    Thanks guys, you really helped me. So I'm gonna split it. :D
     
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    jt_1258 GBAtemps Midna

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    It was the second partion. When I had it in my wii it shows up as the second there too.

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    Moral of the story is that it likely won't pick up on both so maybe only do it if you need 1 partition formated a specific way for another device with another purpose. Kinda like how my wii drive has two partitions with one being for general storage and wii games and the other for gamecube games.
     
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    Hayato213 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    @jt_1258, @KiiWii , @MetalistaSK

    To confirm, NTFS needs to be the first partition or the PS3 won't pick it up, it doesn't matter on the PS4 which is first and which is second.
     
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    @jt_1258

    Yes, this is how I want to use it. NTFS for PS3 ISOs and PC backup and exFat for PS4 pkgs.

    @Hayato213

    Thank you for info. I'll do it this way.
     
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    Thanks for confirmation :)
     
  10. fawal_1997

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    I have a WD Elements with exfat as 2nd partition and NTFS as first. I had no issues installing games at all.
     
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    I've tested it today too. I have NTFS as first partition and exFat as second. Everything is working fine with PS4.
     
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