installing games on external hard drive

I have a brand new xbox 360 3.4 gb game console.  I bought an external hard drive 250gb. When I try to install a game. On the menu it says play game or install game. These are the only 2 options on the menu. I select install and it goes to a screen sayin No valid storage devices found.  But if I go to the systems menu and then to memory it shows my external hard drive. And it will let me move from internal hard drive to the external hard drive no problem and visa versa.

It just will not let me install a game,  WHY

Please if you can help me.......  frustrated ME

 

 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 361 Applies to:

I beleive you need an official 250GB HDD to install games OP.

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since it is an external drive rather then a xbox 360 s hd

you need to format it  which means you can only use 16gigs of it

(offical drives can use 250gigs)

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yep...MS ain't going to let you connect a third-party 250G, 500G, 1T, etc., external drive.  All you can use would be 16G.  In order to get 250G, you will buy the official MS 250G drive.

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[quote user="AnteriorJewel18"]When I try to install a game. On the menu it says play game or install game.[/quote]What game?[quote]And it will let me move from internal hard drive[/quote]There is no internal hard drive on the 4GB 360 S. The internal drive on the 4GB 360 S is a flash drive. It's effectively a USB Memory Unit.[quote]It just will not let me install a game,  WHY[/quote]How large did you make the USB Memory Unit on your USB-connected hard drive? If it's not large enough, you won't be able to install a game. Even if you can, USB MUs are usually only big enough for one game with DLC.

 

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For more information on storage devices OP: www.xbox.com/.../storage

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