external hard drive for xbox 360

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Found 8th Jan 2008
I am looking for a compliant exterrnal hard drive for my 360 and I was considering getting the 500GB Seagate ST3500601XS-RK External HDD eSATA with 2 Port eSATA Controller, does anyone know if this is compliant and if it can be used, if not any suggestions welcomed.

Thanks in advance

Damaje73

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Im not 100% sure but it has to be FAT32 HDD,so you probley will need to partition the HDD which.Also apparently the xbox cant save to external HDD,they can read media off them tho

I say apparently because im not 100% sure

it wont work you need xbox 360 hdd

Original Poster

Thanks cmf & add-man, I have been advised that I can store movies on them and play them through the xbox - do you know if this is possible???

Thanks

Should be able to play music and movies of the external hardrive... tried with my ipod and it said I just had to update some files or something... so you should be able to yes.

I have got a packard & bell store & save 250GB. I have tried linking this via USB but no joy. I imagine if this was possible microsoft would lose money on the sale of the hard drives. Having said that if anyone has managed it, please let me know.
Digressing slightly, If I was to buy the arcade with the 256mb, would this save my gameplay. I mainly play online, COD4 HALO3

Your need to partition the external Hard drive to FAT32, Xbox will only read off a FAT32
FAT32 will only support up to 32gb and the

damaje73;1432615

Thanks cmf & add-man, I have been advised that I can store movies on them … Thanks cmf & add-man, I have been advised that I can store movies on them and play them through the xbox - do you know if this is possible???Thanks



Yes,xbox will only play up to 4gb files apparently.
This was done to stop people downloading HD films and watching them through the xbox

dcx_badass;1433040

Wrong FAT32 is 127GB ,but yes it won't take files larger than 4GB.Now for … Wrong FAT32 is 127GB ,but yes it won't take files larger than 4GB.Now for your question I read it can only play music of aUSB hard drive, not sure how accurate that is.



i've played a video off mine,it did jerk abit as the data couldn't transfer fast enough

I have a Lacie 500GB hard-drive, and it plays all of my DivX/XviD files perfectly through my 360...

add-man;1432910

Yes,xbox will only play up to 4gb files apparently.This was done to stop … Yes,xbox will only play up to 4gb files apparently.This was done to stop people downloading HD films and watching them through the xbox


No it wasn't. FAT32 simply doesn't allow files larger than 4GB, it's nothing to do with limitations to stop you from watching HD Movies.
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