The Blu-ray drive on my very old PS3 is broken, so I bought another one. I want to transfer my save data from the old one to the new one (and only them). I have a USB harddrive which I normally use for my PS4. I formatted it with exfat filesystem. It seems PS3 does not recognize it, although the harddrive is okay.

Which filesystem is required? Is really only vfat possible?

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The PS3 only recognizes USB drives formatted in FAT32.

  • Because its OS is Linux-based.
    – Alan B
    Mar 30, 2022 at 13:56
  • Linux can exfat and ntfs. I use debian
    – nobody
    Mar 30, 2022 at 15:37
  • @phoss3010 I transfered the data over ether,; i found my ether cable. thanks.
    – nobody
    Mar 31, 2022 at 18:52

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