Using an External HDD

Discus and support Using an External HDD in XBoX on Consoles to solve the problem; can we use xbox 360's external hdd to save other kind of files?, not only the games? 568100f0-54c9-4bc4-98df-664cd932d18c Discussion in 'XBoX on Consoles' started by AvoidedOhio47, Sep 1, 2014.

  1. Using an External HDD


    can we use xbox 360's external hdd to save other kind of files?, not only the games?

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    AvoidedOhio47, Sep 1, 2014
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  2. Talax Lives
    Talax Lives Guest
    Using an External HDD

    besides "active", you can also mark a partition hidden, but again I don't think Windows itself has this ability, it's usually third party partition programs that can do that.

    One of them is made by Paragon.

    www.partition-manager.com



    The problem is I have no idea whether it would work.
     
    Talax Lives, Sep 1, 2014
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  3. HyPeR O9
    HyPeR O9 Guest
    Using an External HDD

    It'd be much more expensive, though, when I already have these things to hand. The xbox did seem to "see" the first partition of the two I made (It ignored the other one completely). There's got to be some logic behind it.

    I tried making one of them the "active" one and wondered if I could switch it around but that didn't work. To be honest, though, it's just a convenience thing. I can always transfer 16 gig of data over and then transfer the last ~3 over. It'd just take more
    time.
     
    HyPeR O9, Sep 1, 2014
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  4. Using an External HDD

    Hey there, you can use it to store music and videos from the marketplace too, but you can't transfer content on there from your PC if that's what you're asking.
     
    DigitalAssassin, Sep 3, 2014
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  5. EddieHendrickson Win User

    External HDD

    Yes External HDD support is available. The External HDD must be at least 256GB in size and use USB 3.0. Keep in mind that the External HDD will have to be formatted for use with the Xbox One console.
  6. DigitalAssassin Win User

    Using an External HDD

    Hey there, you can use it to store music and videos from the marketplace too, but you can't transfer content on there from your PC if that's what you're asking.
  7. IceStorm III Win User

    Using an External HDD

    [quote user="HyPeR O9"]I'm trying to prepare for my new xbox 360 arriving on the 20th and I'm thinking of ways to transfer around 20gig of data on my existing xbox 360 to my new xbox 360.

    I know there exists the official data cable but I don't really want to fork out any money.[/quote]What? You're spending $400 USD on a GOW3 console and don't want to spend another $15-$20 to use an authorized method of moving HDD DLC?

    20GB and you don't want to re-download it from XBL? You do realize the License Transfer system will push the download queue to your new console for you, correct?

    You realize the cable isn't single-use, correct?

    You realize discussing how to move data using unapproved methods is against the forum Code of Conduct, correct?
  8. Talax Lives Win User

    Using an External HDD

    removing the drive letter is not the same thing as marking it as hidden, but in any case, it's not worth the trouble.

    I did find a windows solution that is built in, however:

    Windows comes with a command line utility called DISKPART that can mark things as hidden, however it's very easy to *** something up using it, so I don't recommend trying it.
  9. HyPeR O9 Win User

    Using an External HDD

    Windows does have the ability. I tried it after you gave me the idea. Removed the driver letter and Windows couldn't see it but the pesky xbox did find it.

    I've made one 16gb partition now and it'll have to do. Thanks for the help though!
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