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The 360 only recognizes FAT32 and HFS+ volumes. It does not support NTFS. Most Western Digital external drives these days come from the factory partitioned/formatted as one big NTFS partition.
The 360 itself can repartition/reformat a USB-connected HDD into one gigantic FAT32 volume (something Windows hasn't been able to do natively for a long time). Keep in mind that FAT32 has a 4GB file size limit. If you have videos over 4GB in size that you
want to play on the 360, this isn't a good option.
There's a pay-for program called HFS+ for Windows by Paragon Software that enables full read/write/creation of HFS+ volumes under Windows. The advantage to HFS+ is that it supports files over 4GB in size. I believe the 10 day trial is fully functional, so
you could try it out before buying it. I could swear it had a different name in the past, but for the life of me I can't remember what it was.
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