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Xbox 360 and USB Hard-Drive Support??

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Last response: in PC Gaming
December 5, 2007 8:52:10 AM

Does the Xbox 360 support USB Hard-drive devices?

I have a Western Digital MYBOOK 500gb External USB Hard-drive (NTFS formatted)

My Xbox 360 Doesnt seem to recognise it though =/ =(

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December 5, 2007 9:38:55 AM

The Xbox 360 only supports FAT32 formatted drives. My laptop HDD drive enclosure works fine with it playing movies etc.
December 6, 2007 3:15:46 PM

So can you use any USB harddrive as long as it is FAT32 format? That would be nice if its possible because I think the 360 harddrive is way overprice
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March 8, 2009 9:42:24 PM

So FAT32 does not support files larger than 4GB, many of my HD movies are larger than 4GB. When will MS Xbox get with the program and support NTFS, there own OS format as other already do?

Isn't there a update for the Xbox360 that gives this support?

FAT32 is OLD.
April 25, 2009 5:58:59 AM

download easeus partition manager and reformat the hard drive and make sure you format it PRIMARY. whether its fat32 or ntfs shouldnt make a difference. the xbox wont recognize it if its not a primary drive
May 30, 2009 10:25:23 PM

for me i use swiffnife its eazy download it its free run it select the drive you want to for maat then select left above partition or quick fomat set to fat1§ left above look down select delete wen delete then you press create exit the programe done :wahoo: 
May 30, 2009 10:29:41 PM

compuApps SWISSNIFE V3
June 17, 2009 6:24:22 PM

So, will I be able to save my games to the usb drive?
June 21, 2009 2:07:42 AM

to my knowlege I would say no you can only save the save data to a item that has been made by microsoft or if it was a spoof of another xbox 360 hard drive as if i remember from game saving they have a device id number. You can use it to run movies ect if they in the correct format the xbox 360 reads. Many years ago I used a mp3 player to play music video on my 360 and I think that was MPEG format not avi files. I dont know if any future updates may have changed this.
June 21, 2009 2:54:24 PM

yep last year the 4cc (divx/xvid) update came out - it asks if you want to install it the first time you try to play an avi
August 17, 2009 9:36:08 AM

Hi guys,

I don't have Xbox live - can I still play AVIs on the 360 or do I need to subscribe to Xbox live in order to download the update as mentioned above?

If so, I sense my 360 is about to get traded in for a PS3.

February 26, 2010 8:11:37 AM

i think xbox 360 only takes up to 30gb usb devices cause im tryin to get mine to work but its not
February 26, 2010 8:17:39 AM

dont understand all this crap about the format of the hard drive becuase i just want the movies on the hard drive to play on my xbox but my friend said you cannot plug in a over 30gb hardrive to usb
February 26, 2010 2:56:31 PM

that doesnt work because i tryed to format my harddrive and the only options where (exFAT) SO HOW DO I DO IT
March 8, 2010 7:06:14 AM

You could use the HFS+ format. Its a Mac format which works with the XBOX 360 with both large drives and +4gb files. However the XBOX will be unable to write to the device.

It works OK for me. There are plenty of tools which allow you to format to HFS+ from a Windows OS. I did mine in Windows 7.

March 10, 2010 2:06:03 AM

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