I tried it with the cable i bought from ebay, and if you put only one of the cable ends into the PS3 it has the same issue as if your im guessing WD ****ed up compatibility with something... I'm just not sure it's safe to do... Please see the information below for assistance formatting the drive: Critical: Please make sure to backup your data before reformatting the drive. have a peek here
Loading... Guess the power supply of the USB port on the PS3 wasn't enough. Sign in to report inappropriate content. If nyone has any input or helpful information that could be useful to me in my situation, it would be greatly appreciated.
fourfour44, Jun 26, 2011 djb45638 Noob Joined: Dec 20, 2006 Messages: 967 Date Posted: Jun 26, 2011 #5 when i plug it in, i can feel the drive spinning, so it Otherwise try one of these double ended cables soit can draw power from 2 ports So you set it up like this Click to expand... Is it a software problem? Watch Queue Queue __count__/__total__ Find out whyClose western digital my passport 2tb on airport extreme, ps3, xbox 360, pc, and mac fishmawsoup SubscribeSubscribedUnsubscribe123123 Loading...
Still none the wiser as to why the Ultra didn't connect, but at least I was able to get something working. pjtbproductions 110,085 views 8:17 How to Format an External HDD to Fat32 (For Xbox 360 & PS3 Use) - Duration: 2:44. Join us for a few days sleep-deprived fun. Wd My Passport Ultra 2tb Ps3 And that's it, this is how i got my HDD to work on my PS3.
For drives smaller than 1 TB running Windows 2000 or XP, use the External USB/Firewire Fat32 Formatting Utility. How To Format My Passport Ultra For Ps3 If after all of this it still doesnt work i think ill just have to sell it and look for something else. tomepfi, Jun 26, 2011 djb45638 Noob Joined: Dec 20, 2006 Messages: 967 Date Posted: Jun 26, 2011 #3 Well it doesnt have an AC power source, so i believe its 2.5 Both times same problem.The USB HDD does not have an external power supplied to it.
ghjkl 2014-04-22 16:38:13 UTC #15 The new drive works perfectly, as have previous drives. How To Connect External Hard Drive To Ps3 Didn't need to use a hub, it just worked. No separate power supply is needed. "From what you say, the above doesn't quite ring true, does it? And the cable for the drive is a very different shaped one, so id say it would be hard to find/ expensive....
If anyone can help or anything please do. http://www.gamespot.com/forums/playstation-nation-1000002/ps3-not-picking-my-wd-passport-external-hard-drive-29307841/ Asuming you have enough knowledge, and already formated your hd with a FAT32 active partition, here are the instructions. How To Connect My Passport Ultra To Ps3 and the problem is only w/ the USB 3.0 / 2.0 .. Wd My Passport Ultra Ps3 I would recommend the WD Passport AV in this case as it has been tested for compatibility with the Sony PlayStation 3.
But that has nothing to do with WD per se. http://codebuz.com/my-passport/western-digital-my-passport-not-working-on-windows-8.html Downloads What's New? play latest Monday through Friday Daily Fix Massive Battlefield 1 Patch Details play latest Trailers Reviews PS4 Xbox PC Wii U Movies TV VR Boards Recent Activity Search Boards Search titles ShaggyRhino 2013-01-25 12:52:50 UTC #4 Thanks for the advice but yes i have reformated it multiple times to FAT32 with a couple of different programs. I have tried both a logical and Wd Passport Av
Loading... Acronis True Image Wd Edition What you have to do is insert the plug on the disc reaaaaally slowly, and STOP right before its fully plugged. Bommer1Member Since: February 12, 2013Posts: 25Bommer1FollowForum Posts: 25Followed by: 0Reviews: 0 Stacks: 0Forum Karma: 0#10 Posted by Bommer1 (25 posts) - 3 years, 9 months ago Use mini tool partition home
Today, 06:31 AM Great find Bro :) Mortal Kombat 9 Modding Universe Today, 06:21 AM Oh I did not understand your 2 questions were linked... I was beginning to worry that my PS3's USB controller had broken. electronicsguy 2014-04-30 20:49:36 UTC #18 ok, that is straight out of the manual, so next time, [Deleted] weitjong 2014-05-25 18:08:30 UTC #19 Hi, I just created a new account here to Http M Wikihow Com Add An External Hard Drive To A Playstation 3 Finally, press it firmly to the end, and voila!
i think i may just have to sell it and buy a new one. I know the drive has to be formatted to FAT32 which i have already done and it still will not pop up on my PS3's XMB. Please connect a WD Smartware drive to continue; then click Rescan." Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this problem? this contact form if this is a problem, remove the password.
However the drive doesn't seem to connect. Asuming you have enough knowledge, and already formated your hd with a FAT32 active partition, here are the instructions. mypassportis both 3.0 n 2.0 usbcompatible.would anyone help?thanks in anticipation mav_destroyerMember Since: September 29, 2005Posts: 3069mav_destroyerFollowForum Posts: 3069Followed by: 0Reviews: 3 Stacks: 0Forum Karma: 0#2 Posted by mav_destroyer (3069 posts) - You will see the disc starts spinning, and the little white light will flash.
Please read carefully: First, plug the usb 3.0 cord WITHOUT the disc plugged in, just the cable WD provided you. With this insight, I then converted all my USB mass storage devices from GPT to MS-DOS partition table. CECHK04 What firmware is your PS3 on? 4.30 Is it a hardware problem? The others also being USB3 devices.Looking here - http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/reviews/index.cfm?reviewId=3211739 - they say that WD have made some changes to the SATA electronics, namely"For the My Passport Essential SE, Western Digital bypassed
This will allow the PS3 to read the drive. Everything work right after I reformatted it to FAT32 using SwissKnife. The Tech Loft 106,207 views 3:15 Loading more suggestions... its that simple.
IGN Boards Boards > Gaming > PlayStation Lobby > Western Digital External HDD not working with PS3 > Ziff Davis IGN AskMen PCMag Offers.com ExtremeTech Geek Toolbox Copyright 1996-2016 Ziff Davis, I would suggest you return it and get a Seagate or a WD that is flat out defined as "Plug and Play" Share Share this post on Digg Del.icio.us Technorati Twitter dalger21 mav_destroyerMember Since: September 29, 2005Posts: 3069mav_destroyerFollowForum Posts: 3069Followed by: 0Reviews: 3 Stacks: 0Forum Karma: 0#7 Posted by mav_destroyer (3069 posts) - 4 years, 22 days ago are you using Windows I'm new!
Everything work right after I reformatted it to FAT32 using SwissKnife. Loaded movies and tested. An Elements is a simple plug and play drive wthout hardware encryption. Beyond: How Excited Are You For Mass Effect Andromeda?