We're excited to announce that we've fully migrated the Xbox Forums to their new home, here on the Microsoft Community forums!
As of today, going to forums.xbox.com will redirect you here to the Xbox area of the Community forums. We've moved all of your existing threads over so you can continue and start conversations with the new forums experience.
We sincerely appreciate the feedback you have provided over this transition and can't wait for you to check out the new Xbox Forums!
so today i got a 500 gig hard drive to attach to my xbox and after it configured it showed that i only have 15.9 gigs free, surely it didint use 484 gigs to configure, do i truely only have 15 gigs to use or is this just an error on my xbox
The Xbox 360 will only use 16 GB of an attached USB device, HDD or flash drive. Also, you can only attach two of them at a time, for a total of 32 GB of USB-attached storage at any time. (No, partitioning a drive won't make more available. Those are
the limits.) The console probably also formatted your entire HDD as FAT32, which might not be what you want if you need to store large files on the non-Xbox part of the drive.
If you want more storage than that, you need to buy an official, Microsoft HDD for the console.
Ive also had this problem, i bought a xbox HDD and when i go to transfer data an error comes up sayin it cannot be correctly formated, it may be somthing to do with my tranfer cable or do i need a disc in the xbox tray to format the HDD first.