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2TB internal hard drive?

Postby XC-3730C » Wed May 16, 2018 6:35 pm

I get conflicting answers on whether or not any 2TB internal HDD will work with a PS3. Does anyone know if any 2TB internal drive will work with a PS3, and if so, which has been proven to work? I have seen those that say up to 1.5TB drives work. Is it possible to repartition a 2TB to 1.5TB and have it work?

I have a Phat PS3 with CFW.
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Re: 2TB internal hard drive?

Postby nornor1 » Wed May 16, 2018 6:40 pm

i think it had to also do with the Hard drive thickness, as back then, Hard drives were thicker when you got over 640gb(or whatever was the max back then). they wouldnt physically fit in the drive bay. but now they can be pretty thin. if there is a limit, im sure the PS3 would just be able to format to the max of its limit. so if you had a 3tb drive, the PS3 would only use 1.5 of it. I have not tested it myself though.
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Re: 2TB internal hard drive?

Postby XC-3730C » Wed May 16, 2018 6:44 pm

I have tried 3 different 2TB drives, but even though they all physically fit, the PS3 said that the drive was unsupported.
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PS3 Slim with CFW

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Re: 2TB internal hard drive?

Postby Attitude-Check » Wed May 16, 2018 6:46 pm

Could you not just make 2 partitions on the hard drive like you would if you have several diverent os's on a PC?
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Re: 2TB internal hard drive?

Postby joewatiii » Wed May 16, 2018 6:57 pm

I think 1.5 TB is the max. I know with the OG Xbox you could put a 3TB and you could format it to 2TB. I would try some software like Partition Magic and format it to 1.5 TB and see if that works.
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Re: 2TB internal hard drive?

Postby cruzer » Wed May 16, 2018 7:27 pm

I think it's 2tb max that the PS3 will read. Same as the 360, as the 360 can support up to 2tb per usb slot including the internal, being an RGH
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Re: 2TB internal hard drive?

Postby XC-3730C » Wed May 16, 2018 7:59 pm

Well I just re-partitioned one of my 2.5" 2TB drives to 1.5TB, formatted to FAT32, and installed it into my PS3. Still no go.

I guess I will just have to find a compatible 1.5TB drive...
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Sega Genesis 1/Sega CD 1, Super Magic Drive Plus
Sega Saturn w/mod chip + AR 4-in1
Atari Jaguar w/Jag CD
3DO (RGB modded)
PSX w/stealth chip
PS2 w/ network adapter, 120gb HDD, FMCB
Neo Geo MVS

HDTV capable systems I own:
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Alienware Alpha i3, 16gb RAM, 256gb SSD
Nvidia Shield TV (Android)
Xbox 360 phat Jasper RGH'd
PS3 Slim with CFW

Other systems:
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Gamecube platinum w/Viper case, Qoob SX, GBA player
Dreamcast w/GDemu, 128gb SD
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Re: 2TB internal hard drive?

Postby scorpNZ » Wed May 16, 2018 10:51 pm

Re partitioning won't work as the hdd mbr/firmware info tells the console what the size of the drive is not a partition,same goes for a 360 a 2tb is the max you can use.Any talk of a 3tb in a 360 is not as simple as it sounds & partitioning it won't work,it's more trouble than it's worth & you will have issues
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Re: 2TB internal hard drive?

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