So a few months ago I finally bought myself a brand new 1TB SATA HDD for my slim PS3, as well as a 1TB WB Passport external HDD to back everything up on.
I had to format the partition I made for my PS3 to FAT32, since that's the only format that PS3 reads, after which I backed up everything on my passport.
After everything was backed up, I installed my new HDD inside my PS3, only to have this weird error message telling me that I had to insert a memory device in my console that had the newest system version on it (ver. 4.55) My PS3 won't detect my external drive plugged in when I have the new HDD installed inside it for some reason, so I can't copy over all my backed up stuff onto my new HDD...
I am very confused as to why this happens, since my PS3's system data was backed up on my external drive since I used my PS3's system back-up utility which backed up everything I had on my console...
I have no idea why this happens to me, considering I watched several youtube videos that showed me how to upgrade my HDD step by step, and this issue never came up anywhere, I even bought the same HDD they recommended to me, and I did plenty of research just to make sure it's compatible with PS3.
Does anyone know a solution to this? Any help would be appreciated.