External HDD PS4 / PS3 Question

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Sut
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External HDD PS4 / PS3 Question

Postby Sut » November 23rd, 2017, 3:29 pm

I’ve ordered myself a 2Tb external HDD for my PS4 and hopefully PS3.

Can I use it for both at the same time or do they require different formatting ?

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Re: External HDD PS4 / PS3 Question

Postby ptdebate » November 23rd, 2017, 6:41 pm

Are you intending to use the external HDD for media or for games?

If for media, the drive should be interchangeable with PS3 and PS4.

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Re: External HDD PS4 / PS3 Question

Postby Sut » November 24th, 2017, 2:06 am

ptdebate wrote:Are you intending to use the external HDD for media or for games?

If for media, the drive should be interchangeable with PS3 and PS4.


Sorry should have specified. Yes primarily for storing PS+ games for both systems (if possible).

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Re: External HDD PS4 / PS3 Question

Postby Atariboy » November 24th, 2017, 10:11 am

I don't believe that's possible on the PS3. I think it will be limited to media, game saves, and the like.

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Re: External HDD PS4 / PS3 Question

Postby ptdebate » November 24th, 2017, 5:21 pm

Atariboy wrote:I don't believe that's possible on the PS3. I think it will be limited to media, game saves, and the like.


Agreed. The formatting of external drives for games is specific to the PS4. PS3s cannot run games from external media.

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Re: External HDD PS4 / PS3 Question

Postby Sut » November 25th, 2017, 5:46 am

Cheers guys thanks for the information.


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