"The appropriate system storage was not found" - HDD replacement.

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  1. metroid maniac
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    I recently bought a new hard drive for my 120GB PS3 slim. The new hard drive is a 750GB WD drive. When I place the new drive in my system, I get an error message which reads "Cannot Start. The appropriate system storage was not found." I have tried using two different USB drives in the system which contain the PS3 update data at USB:/PS3/UPDATE/PS3UPDAT.PUP but neither is recognised by the system. The replacement hard drive beeps a couple times while the PS3 boots. I haven't tried the drive in any other systems.

    Is the hard drive damaged or is there something I'm missing?
     
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    Is your USB drive FAT32?
    Same or greater FW?
     
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    The USB drives are each FAT32.
    FW I downloaded is the latest version, so I believe it's greater.
     
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    Odd.
    Try FAT, the path to the update files are correct so it should automatically grab the file.
     
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    No luck, I'm sorry. I'll try using the drive in a PC at some point to see if it's the drive or not.
     
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    Aye aye.
    I hardly doubt it's the HDD but it could be.
     
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    I bought it secondhand and haven't used it before so it's certainly possible.
     
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    Then it might be borked.

    Try accessing it on a windows PC
     
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    I think the drive's busted. When I try to put it in my desktop, the BIOS hangs with a message "Verifying dmi pool data..."