external hdd help

Discus and support external hdd help in XBoX on Consoles to solve the problem; i put some tv shows on my hdd to watch them but when i plugged it into my xbox it said do you want to format it. i said no but now i want to use it as... Discussion in 'XBoX on Consoles' started by TheReelSniparz, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. external hdd help


    i put some tv shows on my hdd to watch them but when i plugged it into my xbox it said do you want to format it. i said no but now i want to use it as storage but i cant seem to get the message back. i tried all the solutions on support but they didn't help.
    the hdd is usb 3.0 and 300 gb. thnxx

    :)
     
    TheReelSniparz, Jan 2, 2016
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  2. bloosuga
    bloosuga Guest
    u think they will eventually add 3rd party HDD internal support

    Saw some arguing about it, so figured I'd help people understand.

    External HDDs that are a 2.5mm drive will not have an external power source.
    External HDDs that are a 3.5mm drive will have an external power source. These drives also tend to be bigger.

    But to go back on-topic, being able to plug in an external is a much better option than having to replace your hdd and reinstall everything. Would it be nice to have both? Sure, but the box wasn't made that way so it's not going to happen.
     
    bloosuga, Jan 2, 2016
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  3. voteDC
    voteDC Guest
    External HDD Help.

    [quote user="Smiling Cat"]

    Yeah you have to format it and it will only allow an external drive partition of 16GB.

    [/quote]You misunderstand the question.

    The OP is not wanting to use the drive as 360 storage but rather to play media such as music and movies from it.

    In that case you can pretty much use any size hard drive you want as long as it is formatted in a system the 360 understands, FAT32 or HFS+. For connecting directly to the 360 HFS+ is the better option as it allows files over 4gb in size, where FAT32 does not.

    It doesn't really matter that the hard drive is formatted as if streaming via a PC.
     
    voteDC, Jan 2, 2016
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  4. Nadidles100
    Nadidles100 Guest

    external hdd help

    Hello Sniparz!

    Sorry this issue is affecting your xbox time. As far as I know, the entire drive needs to be formatted to the Xbox One's FAT32 file type. When you are using this drive on a home computer, I'm assuming your reformatting the drive back to Window's file type
    to place a video on the drive, or perhaps creating a partition.

    Long story short, the only way to play this media is to have it dropped into a partition on the drive and have another partition dedicated to the Xbox One. I believe the minimum limit is 32 GB.
     
    Nadidles100, Jan 2, 2016
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  5. when you go into settings then storage , do you see the drive there or just the one?
     
    RobertBuckalew, Jan 2, 2016
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  6. Your HDD should be formatted to NTFS once you have done that plug back into console see if that solves it.

    You cannot use media data on the same hdd that you use for game storage or the other way round.
     
    GrowlingYapper, Jan 2, 2016
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  7. the xbox will format it if it can see the drive and it shows up in "storage"
     
    RobertBuckalew, Oct 31, 2018
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  8. RobertBuckalew Win User

    external hdd help

    the xbox will format it if it can see the drive and it shows up in "storage"
  9. Nadidles100 Win User

    external hdd help

    Hello Sniparz!

    Sorry this issue is affecting your xbox time. As far as I know, the entire drive needs to be formatted to the Xbox One's FAT32 file type. When you are using this drive on a home computer, I'm assuming your reformatting the drive back to Window's file type
    to place a video on the drive, or perhaps creating a partition.

    Long story short, the only way to play this media is to have it dropped into a partition on the drive and have another partition dedicated to the Xbox One. I believe the minimum limit is 32 GB.
  10. OMG Its Sheepy Win User

    External HDD Help.

    Cheers DC, I'll give that a test run and let you know how i go.
  11. voteDC Win User

    External HDD Help.

    Are you connecting the drive directly to one of the 360's USB ports?

    -

    If that is the case then the drive will need to be formatted as FAT32 or HFS+ (file system used on Macs.

    If you are trying to steam media from your PC, make sure the drive is shared in whatever application you are using to stream.
  12. GrowlingYapper Win User

    external hdd help

    Your HDD should be formatted to NTFS once you have done that plug back into console see if that solves it.

    You cannot use media data on the same hdd that you use for game storage or the other way round.
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