Using a flash drive for both xbox/pc simultaneously

i have a 64gb flash-drive usb, and i want to use half of it for xbox storage games/profile/dlc/ect and half for pc files music/pics/documents/ect

my question is: will it really cause any trouble? i mean i know it says 'you might experience performance issues' or whatever, but does anyone have experience with it?

The xbox files dont show up on the flash-drive right? so id just make 1 main folder for my other pc files .. will this be ok???

 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 9 Applies to:

As far as I know you should be able to do this although last time I tried it the flash drive stopped working properly and I ended up losing everything on it.

I don't know if it was the sharing that caused the flash drive to stop working or if it was just coincidence but to be safe I wouldn't risk it.

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I haven't encounterd any problems with my 16g USB flash drive as I have it partitioned 8gb for Xbox and 8gb for PC.  I did have to format the 8gb for PC a couple of time but it was related to my computer having trouble reading the files on PC

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[quote user="PowerJ4CK"]i have a 64gb flash-drive usb, and i want to use half of it for xbox storage games/profile/dlc/ect and half for pc files music/pics/documents/ect[/quote]The 360 is limited to USB Memory Units of 32GB in size, so you can't use more of the drive for the 360 even if you wanted to.[quote]my question is: will it really cause any trouble?[/quote]No. The entire 64GB flash drive will be formatted/partitioned as one FAT32 partition by the console. It will then place the USB Memory Unit on that one FAT32 partition in a hidden folder. The rest of the space on the partition will be usable by your PC.

 

I have a 32GB flash drive set up the same way, back when USB Memory Units could only be up to 16GB in size. There's a 16GB USB Memory Unit on the flash drive and the rest I can make use of on my PC. It's good for storing the system updates from the USB update page so I don't have to download it to every console.

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