I formatted the drive on my PC to start with to FAT32 , seemed to format fine... I installed the drive then get this message... The system software cannot run correctly. Press the PS button to try to restart the system.
If the system cannot be restarted, you must install the correct system software. Connect storage media that contains update of version 4.46 or later, and then press the START and SELECT...
as just pressing the PS button doesn't work I pick the START AND SELECT which takes me to the 1st message I typed in my 1st post. what do you think?
The PS3 likes seagate HDD, I've gone up to 1TB on mine with no problems. It's still running strong for 3 yrs. now, just let the PS3 format it and install by itself because even if you do this on your Pc it will still want you to format it's very picky and reformats it again lol. So just let it do it for you once the right way.