Why your PS3 not recognizing Seagate external hard drive?
“Seriously, I got a Seagate external hard drive and I was planning to add it to my
PS3. However, when I add it to my PS3, I found that the PS3 not recognizing my
Seagate external hard drive! Who can help me with this suck thing?”
To figure out the staff, you need to find out why your PS3 not recognizing Seagate
external hard drive first. And there are many situations that may result in the
problem. If you meet this problem, you need to check whether it uses the right SATA.
You can change the SATA to check whether there is the problem. If it doesn’t have
problem, you need to consider if it is a problem with the hard drive and not the
PS3. But the ordinary reason should be the file system: you need to make sure that
the external hard drive is in MBR and FAT32 is the first partition (actually, the
PS3 cannot detect the hard drive which is half FTFS and half FAT32, too). You’d
better make FAT32 a logical partition rather than primary partition.
How to solve the problem that PS3 does not detect external hard drive?
If your PS3 still does not detect your Seagate external hard drive after you excluded
other situations but the file system, here you can try to format your external hard
drive to FAT32. But, how to format Seagate external hard drive to FAT32?
The AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional is a powerful partition manager that
can help Windows PC users convert GPT disk
to MBR and vice versa, and format internal/external hard drive from
NTFS to FAT32. To format Seagate external hard drive, here you can plug it into your
Windows 7/8/10 computer, and then, use AOMEI Partition Assistant to format it from
NTFS to FAT32.
Step1. Insert the Seagate external hard drive to your Windows
computer, then, launch AOMEI Partition Assistant. You will see the main interface of
your hard drives. To format the Seagate external hard drive, here you need to select
it and right click it, select Format Partition.
Step2. It will pop out a window that you can do this job. Select the
FAT32 in the File System. Click OK.
Tips:there is a warning that reminds you this operation will delete
all data on the partition. So if there is important data on the hard drive, cancel
the operation and backup them first. If not, click OK to move
Step3.Here you can see that the Seagate external hard drive has
already changed from NTFS to FAT32. Click Apply to submit the
That, you can unplug the Seagate external hard drive and add it to your PS3. It
should work out.
Actually, there is a more powerful function in AOMEI Partition Assistant, NTFS to
FAT32 Converter, which you can use to convert
the NTFS to FAT32 without losing data. It is also the better way to solvethe
problem PS3 not recognizing Seagate external hard drive caused by file system.