xbox one recognizes drive, won't let me format for extra storage

Discus and support xbox one recognizes drive, won't let me format for extra storage in XBoX on Consoles to solve the problem; It is a 1 TB seagate. I reformatted on pc because I have read that these have partition issues. Plugged in in to xbox, deselected check box about... Discussion in 'XBoX on Consoles' started by zookeee1, Dec 19, 2015.

  1. zookeee1
    zookeee1 Guest

    xbox one recognizes drive, won't let me format for extra storage


    It is a 1 TB seagate. I reformatted on pc because I have read that these have partition issues. Plugged in in to xbox, deselected check box about "when xbox is off, turn off storage". Did a hard restart, tried again, tried another "quick reformat" on
    my computer. Tried again, did another hard restart. Someone help please, tried all options available that I could find online and none have helped.

    :)
     
    zookeee1, Dec 19, 2015
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  2. Boring K
    Boring K Guest
    No option to format external storage

    I'm trying to use a Seagate 2TB Game Drive (it's even sold as for use with Xbox One/360). The console recognizes the drive as media storage, but provides no option to format it for games/apps use.
     
    Boring K, Dec 19, 2015
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  3. Prospero89
    Prospero89 Guest
    External hard drive won't format - stuck in format loop

    I have a bare sata 3, 2.5 inch drive in a USB 3.0 enclosure. The drive works great in every other machine except the Xbox one. The Xbox recognizes the drive and let me use it for media, however, the minute I try to format the drive for games it lets me go
    through the wizard and I select format then the drive blinks and then the Xbox acts like I plugged it in and asks to format the drives for games again.

    I have done all the regular troubleshooting. I hard reset the console. I've formatted the drive in both NTFS and FAT32. Any thoughts?
     
    Prospero89, Dec 19, 2015
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  4. {Parity}
    {Parity} Guest

    xbox one recognizes drive, won't let me format for extra storage

    On the computer check it disk management to see if the drive may have two partitions on it. If it does you should delete the partitions and then partition it as one large partition and format it again. Good Luck!
     
    {Parity}, Dec 19, 2015
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  5. Just to be sure... does your hard drive use USB 3.0? If it's a USB 2.x hard drive, the Xbox One won't be able to format it for use with games/apps.
     
    Theory of Game, Dec 19, 2015
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  6. zookeee1
    zookeee1 Guest
    Only one partition. Trying to post picture from "computer management" but forum won't let me (just hangs when pasting, error upon uploading)
     
    zookeee1, Dec 19, 2015
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  7. zookeee1
    zookeee1 Guest
    Well, my edit didn't go through either, so here's what's up.....

    Switched out cord. Both cords were USB 3.0 Micro B styles. It just didn't like one. Super happy I wasted all day on this when it was a simple cord problem.

    Grrrrrrr

    Thanks for trying to help though.
     
    zookeee1, Dec 19, 2015
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  8. zookeee1
    zookeee1 Guest

    xbox one recognizes drive, won't let me format for extra storage

    Well, my edit didn't go through, posted and clicked answered, but it gave me an error and is not showing still.

    It was my cord. Switched from a long USB 3.0 micro b cord to a short one (still 3.0 micro b) and it worked. So glad I wasted my day.

    Thanks for trying to help.
     
    zookeee1, Dec 19, 2015
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  9. zookeee1
    zookeee1 Guest
    It was the cord. Tried editing my previous post and it didn't work. Posted twice and it didn't post. This is the last time I am trying.

    went from long usb 3.0 micro b to a short one.
     
    zookeee1, Dec 19, 2015
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  10. I am having trouble with my external hard drive on my xbox one and ever since that new update my xbox one wont recognize that my external hard drive is plugged in I have tried the trouble shooting steps and nothing seems to work and my external hard drive
    is a 3.0 Toshiba external drive is this problem going to be fixed before its released to the general public because I want to play my games that are saved to that drive can anyone tell me if this problem is even being looked into at all
     
    K1LLER H1TMAN, Dec 19, 2015
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  11. Yes it is being looked into, I'll have a quick look around the preview forums see if I can find anything.
     
    GrowlingYapper, Dec 19, 2015
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  12. I found no fixes those who tried reformatting with PC had no luck, One thing I do know having two HDDs plugged in was causing problems for some that was fixed but we have had updates since also there were problems with wireless connection and HDDs for some
    reason again fixed but have updates since maybe worth checking.
     
    GrowlingYapper, Dec 19, 2015
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  13. xbox one recognizes drive, won't let me format for extra storage

    Microsoft... FFS fix this ongoing issue with external HDD! Sunday morning.... And here it happens again. I used to fox this by unplugging and plugging the HDD back in and it would recognize it, but no luck.

    FIX!!!!
     
    Altseevtastic, Dec 20, 2015
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  14. well I have done the same thing I have taken external drive and plugged and unplugged it several times and still nothing when is Microsoft going to fix this talk about getting your paying customers mad and they say they are delivering the best experience
    I haven't seen it yet when will we see that
     
    K1LLER H1TMAN, Oct 31, 2018
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  15. zookeee1 Win User

    xbox one recognizes drive, won't let me format for extra storage

    It was the cord. Tried editing my previous post and it didn't work. Posted twice and it didn't post. This is the last time I am trying.

    went from long usb 3.0 micro b to a short one.
  16. zookeee1 Win User

    xbox one recognizes drive, won't let me format for extra storage

    Well, my edit didn't go through, posted and clicked answered, but it gave me an error and is not showing still.

    It was my cord. Switched from a long USB 3.0 micro b cord to a short one (still 3.0 micro b) and it worked. So glad I wasted my day.

    Thanks for trying to help.
  17. K1LLER H1TMAN Win User

    xbox one recognizes drive, won't let me format for extra storage

    I am having trouble with my external hard drive on my xbox one and ever since that new update my xbox one wont recognize that my external hard drive is plugged in I have tried the trouble shooting steps and nothing seems to work and my external hard drive
    is a 3.0 Toshiba external drive is this problem going to be fixed before its released to the general public because I want to play my games that are saved to that drive can anyone tell me if this problem is even being looked into at all
  18. zookeee1 Win User

    xbox one recognizes drive, won't let me format for extra storage

    Only one partition. Trying to post picture from "computer management" but forum won't let me (just hangs when pasting, error upon uploading)
  19. zookeee1 Win User

    xbox one recognizes drive, won't let me format for extra storage

    Well, my edit didn't go through either, so here's what's up.....

    Switched out cord. Both cords were USB 3.0 Micro B styles. It just didn't like one. Super happy I wasted all day on this when it was a simple cord problem.

    Grrrrrrr

    Thanks for trying to help though.
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