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FAT32 File System 4GB file size limit.

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  1. willmon21

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    Is there any way to patch the file system to make it be able to support having files larger than 4GBs? Because I have a usb hard drive in which I have formated in FAT32 so I can plug it into my Playstation 3 so I can listen to music and watch movies. And there is some files I would like to put on it that are over 4GBs. I have heard of patching FAT32 to allow files over 4GBs on the file system but I haven't seen anywhere to get this patch. So I thought I would post here to see if anyone had any idea to get around this issue without reformating or changing the format of the drive.
     
  2. Jack Hackett

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    How about partitioning the drive, one partion with FAT32 the other with NTFS ;)
     
  3. willmon21

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    Then what exactly will the PS3 do when I plug it in? Read the FAT32 partition and ignore the NTFS partition?
     
  4. Compiler

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    Unless the PS3 can read NTFS... it will ignore it.

    FAT32 is a standard... there are no patches for that... otherwise, it wouldn't be FAT32 compatible.

    I don't have a PS3, but doesn't the PS3 format discs in another format besides FAT32? Of course that might make it unreadable for a Windows Desktop.
     
  5. willmon21

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    Yes, and I need it for both the PS3 and the computer otherwise I would not be able to keep putting more stuff on it for the PS3 to look at. I just wish they would make an update for the PS3 to support NTFS as it is a good file system that allows you to have files over 4GBs.
     
  6. Courtneyc

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    PS3 format does support 4GB+ files, it just doesn't support NTFS which is a MICROSOFT (read COMPEDITOR's format).
    Note that the PS3 can read shared folders off of a networked computer, regardless of the size.

    Courtney
     
  7. Compiler

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    Its not a matter of an "update". NTFS is a Microsoft format. "NT FileSystem" as in WindowsNT which is what XP, vista and Win7 are. So talk to Microsoft, but they're not out to give favors to SONY.

    FAT32 is also licensed my Microsoft. It is a "standard" so that digital cameras, cams, mp3 players, etc can share data.

    PS (added): My reply was made much later after reading the last post as I left for a few hours. Oh well.
     
  8. DaveBurnett

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    ExFat is a newer 64bit system that is beginning to be used on external drives. It was designed with the larger USB stick in mind.
    The maximum file sizes at 16777216 TB are larger than you could ever need.
    I believe (but don't quote me) that there are utilities available for PS3s.
     
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