game drive format

Discus and support game drive format in XBoX on Consoles to solve the problem; So i formatted my 3TB seagate drive to my xbox so i could store games on it, but now i want to format it again so that i can use it on my computer but... Discussion in 'XBoX on Consoles' started by Wiener247, Sep 15, 2022.

  1. Wiener247
    Wiener247 Guest

    game drive format


    So i formatted my 3TB seagate drive to my xbox so i could store games on it, but now i want to format it again so that i can use it on my computer but i cant find out how, The drive isnt listed in Devices and drives in file explorer.

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    Wiener247, Sep 15, 2022
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  2. SwordofWhedon Win User

    game drive format

    Your drive can be formatted for Xbox or the computer, not both and play games from it
  3. ArminatorX Win User

    All my games are gone and don’t want to reinstall

    Can you (just for testing purposes) unplug the Seagate hard drive and try to install one game on your internal hard drive?

    If that works, try if it's possible to format the Seagate Harddrive on a PC, and do NOT use Quick format. With Quick Format, only the "table of contents" of a hard drive get overwritten, but by doing a "regular" format, each part of the drive will be formatted,
    and you can check if parts of the drive platter became defective.

    If the Format was successful, try to connect the drive to your console again, and have the console format it again for game storage.

    If the drive shows signs of corruption or is unable to be formatted on PC, check on the Seagate website, if the drive is within warranty and can be replaced/repaired.
  4. ArminatorX Win User

    External Hard Drive not available as capture location?

    The Xbox will only format the drive in order to store games on it in a special Xbox format.

    In order to use the drive as media storage or capture drive, you will have to format the drive on a PC. If MacOS has trouble with NTFS, I recommend asking a friend with Windows, or using Bootcamp on your Mac to dual boot into a native Windows installation
    to format your drive.
  5. StuartATrueRed Win User

    External Hard Drive Formatting Time

    Formatting a hard drive for games on the Xbox One should only take a few minutes. If it has been nearly 2 days and still not formatted, then there is either something wrong with the console or the hard drive. I would suggest powering down the console,
    then try formatting the hard drive to NTFS format on your PC, then try formatting the hard drive on the console again.
  6. XBF Jasmine Z Win User

    Loading games off external Hard drive doesn't work (Xbox One)

    Hi Titan,

    Thank you for the updates regarding this situation!

    I would say, trying connecting the external hard drive to a Laptop/PC. If it appears then

    format the drive
    . If it doesn't appear then there is an issue with the drive.

    Once the drive is formatted, plug it back into the console (it may format again to the correct format - NTFS). Then transfer one of the games onto the external drive and see if it works.

    I hope this helps!
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