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Ps3 Wont Recognise My Portable Hard Drive


My ps3 won't recognize my portable hard drive even though it is fat32 format. The hard drive works perfectly fine on my computer but when i plug it into my ps3 nothing happens. P. S. Also, my folders are organized by ps3-> video, music etc.

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Portable Hard Drive - 2.5"

I have a sandisk usb cruzer micro 8gb flash drive that is nearing it's full capacity. On it, i have documents, music, and family photos (not a great way to backup my crap) and i only have close to 300mb left. I'm looking for a decent-speed, low power, low profile portable hard drive. Basically, this new drive will serve as a portable backup drive for my music, docs, and photos before i throw them on a permanent whs or bigger backup drive (which i have yet to get/build). It'll help free up space on my flash drive so i can use that as my daily portable while only using this new portable drive when needed. Requirements here:

-Must be 2. 5"

-At least 250gb - 320gb. I'm leaning more toward 320gb since the price difference is only like $10. Even though i probably won't use it's full capacity, i like to have that sense that i'll have room for more. -Low power, low profile, decent speed (as mentioned above)

-Usb 2. 0 should be fine. Preferably, 1 usb 2. 0 connection. I've seen some enclosures with a usb y-split with 2 usb ports for power? Something with drives over 250gb?

-Can be a hd + enclosure or a ready in box external drive. Which ever is cheaper and meets criteria. -Let's keep it as cheap as possible - under $75 - $80?

What i've been looking at so far:

-http://www.Newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=n82e16822136197

- Apparently fastest mobile hd in terms of avg. Latency? - 4. 2ms

+Slim enclosure for ~$15

Or

http://www.Newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=n82e16822136243

I'm usually a seagate fanboy but wd has better price/gb ratio for these drives. I'm open to all suggestions though.


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