Using an external hard drive for media

OK... I hope someone understands me and can help :D

For years I used my 360 for watching films on my xbox from my 2tb external hard drive. Then one day it just wouldn't work. The hard drive works on my PS3 and computers. But the portable device option on my 360 always stays grey.


I thought it was just the USB connections had decided to die.

So today I bought another 360 and get the same problem.

Is there something stupid Im not doing? Is there a new setting I need to tick?

Its fat32 formatted and like I said works on every other device.

 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 3 Applies to:

Format with default settings on your computer and have the Xbox format it.

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OK thanks

I will try this need to back up all my files.

Why all of a sudden do i need to format it though? It worked for ages then stopped, Did Xbox update something?

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The Xbox updated their format from their propriatary (incredibly stupid) Fat32 system, to just Fat32, which allows for externals to use more room. Up to 2 TB, from something like 16 GB?

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