Hardware What is a good External Hard Drive for PS3?

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Currently I am using the Samsung Spinpoint M9T ST1500LM006 1.5TB 5400RPM SATA3 for my external HD, Originally I purchased it for an internal HD but ended up just putting it in a case and using it as an external. The issue I am having is... I just opened up my move bundle from years ago to check out the sports game and rip it but realized the camera for the move bundle plugs into the front USB port and the Samsung Spinpoint needs both ports to have enough power. So you can see my problem.

So I read the maximum HD size for PS3 is 2TB but I hate having to have an external HD that uses its own power adapter. I would much rather have it use the PS3's power. If I HAVE too I can purchase an External with a seperate power adapter but I wanted to get some feedback. Is there a 1.5 to 2TB external HD that works with the PS3 WITHOUT having to have a separate adapter?

What is the maximum size HD for a hacked PS3 running Cobra? Thanks in advance for any insight into this.
 

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It depends on how many games are on your PS3... My PS3 is running 4.46 rebug with a 750gb internal HDD and I have a 500 seagate external HD that has 45 games on it. My HD is over 7 years old and it still works! Your external HD should only take 1 port because my HD only take 1 port unless your PS3 is failing that is the only thing I can think of. Or maybe it is the case that is making it that way

I recommend you getting a Seagate 2TB external HD but I kinda find it hard to beleive anyone would surpass 1TB unless you are downloading an entire libary of games. All my games are over 6 years old I never needed to get more games.

Just know a Seagate will be $60
 
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Hmm, I have a couple of 2TB WD hard drives sitting around... I am going to format one and see if they work with just one port. The issue with the 1.5 TB hard drive maybe be that it was an actual internal drive that I am using externally. Maybe it uses more power? Gonna check and see.

Edit: Hey I got it working. Seems that the HD I was using just drew too much power. The WD Passport works great.
 
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I am trying to get a somewhat newly-obtained MEGAZ 500 Gigabyte External HDD to work on my PS3. I Plugged it in: nothing. I then realized the obvious fact that if its neither FAT nor FAT32 in format, the system won't recognize it. Then I went on to plug it in to my Lenovo PC running Windows 10, after which I used a program called Minitool partition wizard to re-format it to FAT32 as well as to allocate 32KB, just to be sure. Still NO dice! What am I doing wrong?
 

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WD passports are usually a good choice. They're great value for money as they're not morbidly expensive and have pretty good durability
 
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