I've been googling for about an hour, not sure if it's the way I'm wording it, but the results that are coming up aren't answering my question.
I know that USB 2.0 is formatted as FAT32 and has a file limit of 4GB. I tried transferring a movie file, but I wasn't allowed to because it met it's limit, movie file was around 4.3GB.
Does USB 3.0 also have a file limit of 4GB? Is it formatted as FAT32 or NFTS or exFAT?
I was able to partition one of my thumb drives to exFAT, and I was able to move the movie file. Problem now, my PS3 is not recognizing the thumb drive, it only reads FAT32, not exFAT (or whatever it's called that Mac supports, something Journaled).
I pretty much want to be able to transfer movies from my laptop to my PS3 with a thumb drive that is compatible with both devices and has no file limit.
Will the USB 3.0 work, or will I run into the same problem?
How can I work around this?
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It has nothing to do with USB 3.0 vs USB 2.0. Formatting is the issue, Fat32 won't allow anything greater than 4GB.....Doesn't matter what port you try to transfer the file through, the format will restrict it. All other formats that you listed will have a much larger threshold.
Jewcano's got it exactly right. The connector you use to attach a drive has absolutely no bearing on what format is laid down on that drive. The only support the PS3 has for files larger than 4GB is on its internal hard drive, which I believe is formatted EXT3. But it does NOT support EXT3-formatted external drives, so that doesn't help you.
You're going to have to split or recompress the movie files to get them below the file size limit. If you're doing DVD/Blu-Ray ripping, there are options in most software to split the files and create a playlist during that process. The PS3 can also play VOB files directly, so if you just decrypt a disc (a DVD anyway), those will work as well, though you'd want to rename them so they're in sequence.
The other option is not to move them at all, but host them on a DLNA server and play them across your network. Then file size doesn't come into the picture at all.