PS3HEN I'm trying to get some info before I buy an external HDD

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    I'm running PS3HEN right now and I want to be able to backup all or most of my PS3 games. I have close to 100. I'm looking at getting a 4TB external HDD, but I don't know if that will be compatible with the PS3 or if it will be recognizable by multiMAN or any of the other managers. Is there a limit to the hard drive I can use?
     
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    2 tb max
     
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    Awesome. Do you happen to know the reason why that's the max?
     
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    the ps3 is old so the hardware doesn't permit you to use external hdd over that limit else it won't recognize it.
     
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    external max is 2TB, since that's the largest mbr will allow. yeah, it is old tech. the internal hdd is a bit problematic. 1TB is what I'd suggest. anything higher can cause problems, but I have heard of people using larger. I think it depends on the make/model. this thing I believe is a deliberate limitation by sony.
     
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