Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Utilize an External HDD with your PS3!

How To Set Up Your MB559 Series OR MB664 Series ICY DOCK With PS3

MB664 (Shown in Mirror Black)

MB559 Series (Shown in Mirror Black)

Playstation 3 represents a new level of cutting edge video game technology. Not only does it allow you to play mind numbingly realistic games, but it has built in capabilities to play all your media. The problem however, is that the out of box unit places capacity restrictions on the user in terms of its hard drive. To solve this problem, you can replace the internal 2.5" SATA drive with a larger drive, or save yourself some time and simply plug in an external hard drive via USB. Using an external storage device, you can save video, audio, photos, and game data.

With an ICY DOCK hooked up to your PS3, you have almost unlimited storage capabilities. Utilize separate drives/trays for various media types, or unplug from your PS3 and use the drive to back up your newest vacation photos. If you run out of room, just pop in a fresh drive and you are back to square one!

And, with the newest color of our popular single bay series, your dock will be functional and stylish, all with the quality and simplicy that ICY DOCK gaurantees with all of our products!

Heres how you do it:

*Connect the ICY DOCK to your computer using a USB cord and switch unit power to ON.

*Check what the "File System" type is by going to Start, Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management, Disk Manager. Select the ICY DOCK and read the "File System" type. The file system type must be "FAT32" in order for the Playstation to recognize it.

*If the file system type is "NTFS", right click and select "Delete Partition" or "Delete Volume" for Vista.

*Then recreate the partition but do NOT format it. Make sure you assign a drive letter (for this Tutorial, we'll use H:)

*If you are running Windows, format the drive by going to the command prompt (Vista, right click on command prompt in start menu and click "run as administrator")and type in "format h: /FS:FAT32" (without the quotes). You may need to substitute your drive letter. (note this might not work on XP for a large hard drive - you may have to use a third-party formatting utility like SwissKnife; however, it does work under Vista - just be sure to use the format command from the DOS prompt, not from Windows Explorer)

*If you are using Mac OS X, open /Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility.app, pick the drive, and click on the 'Erase' tab. Pick 'MS-DOS (FAT)' for the file system type, and click on the 'Erase' button. This will reformat the drive in FAT-32.

*If you have Mac OS X Leopard: Open /Application/Utilities/DiskUtility.app, pick the drive and click on the 'Partition' tab. Pick '1 Partition,' for the Volume Scheme, and 'MS-DOS (FAT),' for the Format. Click the 'Options...' button (near the bottom) and select 'Master Boot Record.' Press 'Okay' and then 'Apply.'

*Open "My Computer" and double-click on your ICY DOCK.

*Create a folder system identical to that on the Playstation 3 by creating folders labeled "Picture" (not Photo), "Music", "Video" and "Game".

*Load all media into their proper folders. Your game folder should still be empty.

*Safely disconnect the ICY DOCK.

*Connect the ICY DOCK to your Playstation 3.


*Game data can be saved the external HDD as well.

*Supported File Types for PS3

-Video: MPEG 4, MPEG 2, AVI, WMV, DIVX
-Audio: MP3, MP4, ATRAC, WMA, MP4

*Open Source Video Converters

-For Windows, MEDIA CODER

*Swissknife Download Page

*Use the ICY DOCK to create a hassle free transfer from you old internal HDD to your new internal HDD via our MB882SP-1S-1B 2.5” to 3.5” SATA HDD Converter Box.


installation source: http://www.wikihow.com/Add-an-External-Hard-Drive-to-a-PlayStation-3

1 comment:

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