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What's USB Format for PS3 | How to Free Format PS3 USB

Updated on Nov 29, 2018 by Jean to Partition Master

It's necessary to format your USB for PS3 in order to use it. Given that, we will show you how to do it with simple steps using a professional tool produced by EaseUS. Give it a try and you can enjoy your PS3 right now.

How do you use a USB external hard drive on your PlayStation 3 or PS3? To play video games, or play back specific movies, photos and music files on your PS3, we always need a USB storage device that works seamlessly with the console. Generally, all USB storage devices known as flash drives and USB drives should work with PS3 except the file system of which is not FAT32 as it demands. Since PS3 USB format should be the old "FAT32" while most of the modern new USB drives come with widely used "NTFS", users need first learn USB formatting for PS3.

How to format PS3 to FAT32 file system

After we learned that PS3 USB format should be "FAT32", the next part comes the most important. Most average users will feel painful to format PS3 USB drive to the required file system since they can find no way to get started. Now they don't need to worry anymore, EaseUS free partition manager can help with all the formatting job as well as partition USB drive for PS3.

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 Windows 10 is supported

To format PS3 USB to "FAT32", first you need take out the USB drive and connect it to a computer, of which the operating system can be Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista. Next, download EaseUS Partition Master Free and install it on your Windows computer.

  • Steps for PS3 USB format FAT32


Step 1: Launch EaseUS Partition Master, right-click the partition on your external hard drive/USB/SD card which you want to format and choose the "Format" option.

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 1

Step 2: Assign a new partition label, file system (NTFS/FAT32/EXT2/EXT3), and cluster size to the selected partition, then click "OK".

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 2

Step 3: In the Warning window, click "OK" to continue.

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 3

Step 4: Click the "Execute Operation" button in the top-left corner to review the changes, then click "Apply" to start formatting your external hard drive/USB/SD card.

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 4