How Do I format an external drive to use the entire drive if its above 2 TB?

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  1. How Do I format an external drive to use the entire drive if its above 2 TB?


    I was reading that the Xbox One wont use any space on an external drive above 2 TB. Is this true?

    If not how do I format the drive to use the entire drive?

    :)
     
    Lord of XBones, Aug 28, 2014
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  2. User 9242019
    User 9242019 Guest
    External Hard Drive for xbox one

    An external drive can only be used with the Xbox One. You will be forced to format the entire drive for that use. No partitioning is allowed.
     
    User 9242019, Aug 28, 2014
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  3. 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, Aug 28, 2014
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  4. How Do I format an external drive to use the entire drive if its above 2 TB?

    disregard I plugged it in and it formatted my drive above 2tb
     
    Lord of XBones, Aug 28, 2014
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  5. Lord of XBones Win User

    How Do I format an external drive to use the entire drive if its above 2 TB?

    disregard I plugged it in and it formatted my drive above 2tb
  6. {Parity} Win User

    Seagate 2TB Game Drive Issue

    To use an external drive for games on the One the entire drive has to be formatted by the One and used exclusively for storing your games.
  7. User 9242019 Win User

    External Hard Drive for xbox one

    An external drive can only be used with the Xbox One. You will be forced to format the entire drive for that use. No partitioning is allowed.
  8. {Parity} Win User

    external hard drive with partition

    It can be changed when you format it on the computer but when you put in on the xbox to use it it will reformat and use the entire drive for the purpose you decide. If you want to use it for games then it will format the entire drive to use for games. As
    SN1P3R SK33T says you can not use an external drive on the xbox for two separate purposes it will either be used entirely for games/apps or entirely for media.

    Hope this helps.
  9. XBF Brad A Win User

    External hard drive

    Hello There,

    The only thing needed to do as mentioned above is to reformat the drive on the PC. Then when you plug into the console to format it for games. If you are unsure on how to format the external drive you can search on the web, or go to the manufacturers website.
    You can only connect a external hard drive by USB.

    https://support.xbox.com/games/troubleshooting/console-doesnt-detect-external-storage

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks,

    Brad
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