1TB USB 3.0 external drive not working

Discus and support 1TB USB 3.0 external drive not working in XBoX on Consoles to solve the problem; Merry Christmas! So, for a present, I got a Toshiba 1TB external hard-drive. It's USB 3.0 (which is also USB 2.0 compatible) so it meets all the... Discussion in 'XBoX on Consoles' started by LozzaJozzaWozza, Dec 24, 2015.

  1. 1TB USB 3.0 external drive not working


    Merry Christmas!

    So, for a present, I got a Toshiba 1TB external hard-drive. It's USB 3.0 (which is also USB 2.0 compatible) so it meets all the requirements. But it gives me only 976Gb of media storage?

    Here's the hard-drive I got:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Toshiba-HDT...sr=1-4&keywords=usb+3+external+hard+drive+1tb

    If anybody has solutions/reasons as to why it doesn't work, I'll be very appreciative.

    :)
     
    LozzaJozzaWozza, Dec 24, 2015
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  2. onyxishere
    onyxishere Guest
    Unable to format external hard drive

    Is the drive USB 3.0 compatible? If not that would be the reason that it is not working. The external drive must be USB 3.0.
     
    onyxishere, Dec 24, 2015
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  3. eryoung
    eryoung Guest
    Buying External Drive today...any recommendations?

    I've had great luck with Seagate or WD external hard drives, make sure there USB 3.0 (which all the new ones are) and at least 1TB
     
    eryoung, Dec 25, 2015
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  4. Farscape247
    Farscape247 Guest

    1TB USB 3.0 external drive not working

    thats fine. your drive looks fine. just needs formatting for game storage instead if your looking to store games on it.

    Hardware manufacturers create drives that are 1000GB = 1TB

    it is different with software manufacturers who calculate 1TB as 1024GB

    after formatting of the drive and system use it works out as 976GB, that would be the same on any console or computer, actually on a computer it would work out as 931GB.
     
    Farscape247, Dec 25, 2015
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  5. OK that's good, thanks man...

    One question though... how exactly do I format my drive?
     
    LozzaJozzaWozza, Dec 25, 2015
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  6. Farscape247
    Farscape247 Guest
    when you go to system and storage on the x1 it should give you an option to format it, if it does not then hard reset the console with the drive attached, are you using a usb 3.0 cable though if not then it may not work without it.
     
    Farscape247, Dec 25, 2015
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  7. Farscape247
    Farscape247 Guest
    going off now, ill check back later to see if you had any success, if not keep posting as others here will be able to help.
     
    Farscape247, Dec 25, 2015
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  8. 1TB USB 3.0 external drive not working

    Hey!

    I'm sorry I didn't reply sooner, I was busy enjoying my new games. Thankyou for your help, it turned out I had to wait a minute for the option to format the drive to load up.

    I owe you one man, I hope you had a good Christmas. Feel free to send me a party invite some time 1TB USB 3.0 external drive not working :)
     
    LozzaJozzaWozza, Oct 31, 2018
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  9. negan41 Win User

    Hard drive

    Has to be usb 3.0, over 256gb and formatted to FAT32 i have a 1tb external hard drive and works perfectly is this a older hard drive if so it might not meet up to xbox specs for using an external
  10. LozzaJozzaWozza Win User

    1TB USB 3.0 external drive not working

    OK that's good, thanks man...

    One question though... how exactly do I format my drive?
  11. Farscape247 Win User

    1TB USB 3.0 external drive not working

    going off now, ill check back later to see if you had any success, if not keep posting as others here will be able to help.
  12. Farscape247 Win User

    1TB USB 3.0 external drive not working

    when you go to system and storage on the x1 it should give you an option to format it, if it does not then hard reset the console with the drive attached, are you using a usb 3.0 cable though if not then it may not work without it.
  13. Farscape247 Win User

    1TB USB 3.0 external drive not working

    thats fine. your drive looks fine. just needs formatting for game storage instead if your looking to store games on it.

    Hardware manufacturers create drives that are 1000GB = 1TB

    it is different with software manufacturers who calculate 1TB as 1024GB

    after formatting of the drive and system use it works out as 976GB, that would be the same on any console or computer, actually on a computer it would work out as 931GB.
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