Trouble with my PS3 External Hard drive

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#1 Posted by Zaibach (13466 posts) -

Hey gang,

I ned your help or expertise.

All of a sudden my 250 gig external hard drive with all my music and back up files wont load on my ps3 anymore.

When I press triange and select 'display all' the folder loads and then collapses and the USB device dissapears.

Would greatly appreciate any help you can give

Thanks

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#2 Posted by mooooo99 (1251 posts) -

can you read or write to it using another device like a pc?

could be a bad disk. i would hope you have a backup or try and copy the data off as soon as you can. there are disk utilities available to check issues with disks. try using those to see if its dying..

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#3 Posted by Zaibach (13466 posts) -

can you read or write to it using another device like a pc?

could be a bad disk. i would hope you have a backup or try and copy the data off as soon as you can. there are disk utilities available to check issues with disks. try using those to see if its dying..

mooooo99

I htought that might have been the case, that it was the hard disk, but I connected to my Laptop and it worked just fine.

It is almost 6 years old at this point but it had never given problems before.