External Hard Drive Formatting Issues

Discus and support External Hard Drive Formatting Issues in XBoX on Consoles to solve the problem; When I click on format, the drive is not formatting. It remains unformatted and shows as if two hard drives are plugged in.... Discussion in 'XBoX on Consoles' started by EYumet, May 29, 2014.

  1. EYumet
    EYumet Guest

    External Hard Drive Formatting Issues


    When I click on format, the drive is not formatting. It remains unformatted and shows as if two hard drives are plugged in.

    :)
     
    EYumet, May 29, 2014
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  2. External Hard Drives: De-Formatting From Xbox One

    I am going to tell you how to remove the formatting on a External Hard Drive from a Xbox One.

    Requirements:

    Xbox 360

    1. Insert external hard drive into Xbox 360

    2. Go into System

    3. Go into Storage

    4. Press 'Y' on External Hard Drive (Will be called "unformatted device")

    5. Click on Format

    6. The External Hard Drive will now contain the Xbox 360's formatting.

    7. If you do not want the Xbox 360's formatting on the External Hard Drive, all you need to do is format the External Hard Drive on a computer. Otherwise, if you don't care that the Xbox 360's formatting is on the External Hard Drive, then ignore this step.

    Hope This Helped Anyone Who Did Not Know How To Remove An Xbox One's Formatting From An External Hard Drive!
     
    Rhys Spagnolo, May 29, 2014
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  3. External Hard Drive Formatting?

    All over the internet people are saying that you can format an external hard drive to hfs+ to watch videos that are over 4 gigs in size on your xbox 360.

    I just want to hear an official answer (or even a highly knowledgable one!) on this matter.

    I have formatted my external to hfs+ multiple times, put movies on it, and yet the xbox 360 doesn't even know it's (the drive) there.

    What am i doing wrong?
     
    DynamiteKick01, May 29, 2014
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  4. External Hard Drive Formatting Issues

    Skeeter Quill, May 29, 2014
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  5. XBF Ezra G Win User

    Xbox External Hard Drive Won't Delete The Game

    Hi Cipher XIII,

    Thanks for your post. I understand you are experiencing an issue with uninstalling a game on your external hard drive. Have you attempted to re-format your hard drive? You may want to check your hard drive's manual on the proper steps to format it.

    Formatting will completely wipe your hard drive's data, this should correct any issues with installation and uninstallation on your external hard drive.

    I hope this helps.
  6. M3tal Daz3 Win User

    Games won't load

    Seems you need to format your external hard drive to solve this issue
  7. Skeeter Quill Win User

    External Hard Drive Formatting Issues

  8. MorkyMork1991 Win User

    External hard drive issues and formatting

    Nice to see someone posting a solution to a common issue here. A winner is you!
  9. {Parity} Win User

    External hard drive issues and formatting

    That is not exactly accurate I have used two different Seagate drives on my original Xbox One console without any issues. I used a 3 TB drive and an 8 TB drive and both worked flawlessly. The only drive that I ever had an issue with is WD.
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