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Configure external hard drive for Xbox 360

June 10, 2010 at 06:03:51
Specs: Windows XP, P4 1gb

Basically I have a 640 GB Western Digital external hard drive I want to try to configure for my Xbox 360. From what I've read, the drive has to be in a FAT32 format in order for the 360 to read it, and obviously the external is an NTFS.

I wondered if there was anything I could do, like maybe partition a section of the hard drive into the FAT32, if that was possible.

Thanks.

Biostar P4m800-m4
Pentium 4 Prescott @ 3GHz
1GB Corsair PC3200 RAM
Geforce 6200 AGP
2 80Gb Harddrives
XP Home SP2


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#1
June 23, 2010 at 01:19:49

Google is your friend.

http://www.online-tech-tips.com/com...

http://www.instructables.com/id/Ext...

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#2
July 3, 2010 at 18:34:40

Yep. I had to use a partition program and made 50GB of the hard drive FAT32 and made it the primary drive and it worked like a charm on the 360.

Biostar P4m800-m4
Pentium 4 Prescott @ 3GHz
1GB Corsair PC3200 RAM
Geforce 6200 AGP
2 80Gb Harddrives
XP Home SP2


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#3
August 7, 2010 at 09:38:13

i configured my 60 gb xbox 360 hard drive to my xbox 360 slim and now it wont work on the old xbox 360 any ideas???

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#4
December 11, 2010 at 05:23:21

Use a tool called "GUI Format" to format any external HDD of ANY size to FAT32. Works Well on XBOX 360. This is because XBOX 360 natively supports FAT32 and not NTFS or other file system. I am using a Seagate 320GB single partition external HDD with the XBOX 360. Still waiting to see if it works on XBOX 360 S. Search on Google for the tool. Freely available. 72KB

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#5
June 2, 2011 at 23:08:09

I have a hard drive from an old (fat) XBOX, which I want to put in a new slim XBOX.
Unfortunately my son connected the HDD up to his PC and formatted it to NTFS, so now they new XBOX does not recognise it.
I have tried reformatting it to FAT32, but it still is not recognised.

Is there some data that needs putting back on the drive, that tells the XBOX that it is a XBOX hard drive?

Can anyone advise me how to get the XBOX to recognise the drive, so it can be used again. We do not have any back-up data, but dont mind having a completely empty drive, as long as it works.

Thanks


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