Format PS3 HDD to work on PC?

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  1. Zero72463
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    I am trying to format my old PS3 HDD so I can use it on my PC then turn it into a .WBFS partition. The weird thing is my PC doesn't detect the PS3 HDD. I used EaseUS, WBFS Manager, Swiss Knife, and the default Windows drive manager. EaseUS and Windows drive manager detect it, but I don't get any format options. Someone please help. Thanks.
     
  2. yusuo

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    Use a Linux live disk, ps3 uses linux. Easy
     
  3. Zero72463
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    Eh?
     
  4. konsolenumbau.expert

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    just plug it in the Computer and format. no problem to use it in PC/Laptop ;-)

    Greetz Seb
     
  5. Zero72463
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    Have you read the actual thread itself? It is being detected, but doesn't give me the option to format in any partition manager. Thanks for trying though.
     
  6. konsolenumbau.expert

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    sorry didnĀ“t read properly :whip:

    But anyways normaly PC should dected like every other HDD as well.
     
  7. Xenon Hacks

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    Go into disk management and delete any volumes on it
     
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    i always use partition master from Easus but i just read you tryed that as well...

    hmmm maybe a live Linux Disc could really solve your problem.
     
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    [​IMG]

    That is all I see. The Disk 1 is my hdd, although it doesn't give me any delete, format, etc options.
     
  10. Xenon Hacks

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    So create a partition on the drive and assign a letter it is empty
     
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    Try minitool partition wizard
     
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    Wow thanks a lot. Now my Windows fully detects the drive. Again thank you! :D
     
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