By AOMEI / Last Updated May 15, 2020

Formatting and partition for PS3/PS4

Is it necessary to create FAT32 partition for PS3/PS4? PS3 and PS4 are two well-known game consoles developed by Sony Computer Entertainment. Many game lovers must be familiar with them. Usually, users like saving data such as games, movies on an external HDD (Hard Disk Drive). So it comes to problems of formatting and partition.

1st, about formatting. As SONY is using FAT32 as the standard for PS3 and PS4, their hard drives must be FAT32 file system. Otherwise, the device can not read data. If there’s just one NTFS external HDD, what can you do? Don’t worry, AOMEI Partition Assistant also has the utility that helps you convert NTFS to FAT32. Normally, FAT32 can be converted to NTFS easily but not vice, especially with Windows built-in Disk Management, only the partition whose size is smaller than 32GB can be formatted from NTFS to FAT32. Anyway, AOMEI solves it handily.

2nd, aboutpartition. According to different requirements, the HDD actually is able to be divided into two or more partitions for better management. For example, you can create three partitions for a PS3/PS4. One for games only, another one for movies and the last one is for music. In this case, it’s more convenient for you to find the files you want. In addition, if something wrong suddenly happens to one partition, the data on other partitions won’t be infected. Now let’s see how to create FAT32 partitions on an external HDD.

Step by step to create FAT32 partition on external HDD for PS3/PS4

Apart from using the converter, here will show you how to create a FAT32 partition directly from an NTFS partition.

Step 1: Please downloadfree AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition. It supports Windows 7/8/8.1/10/XP/Vista (32bit and 64bit).

Step 2: Install and launch Partition Assistant. Connect the HDD to your PC until being detected.

Step 3: Right click the NTFS partition. Select “Create Partition”.

Right Click

Step 4: You can set size here. The important thing is to change file system under “Advanced” so that it's possible to create FAT32 partition for PS3/PS4 directly.

Specify Settings

Step 5: After you finish all operations, click “Apply” to execute.

View Apply

That’s all. Employing AOMEI to create FAT32 partition for PS3/PS4 is just easy as you see. Now you can insert the HDD for PS3/PS4. By the way, If there’s nothing on the disk, maybe the whole process just takes few minutes. What’s more, other functions like “Merge Partitions”, “Split Partition” and so on can also provide better management for your computers.