How do I download directly to an attached memory unit instead of to the hard drive?

Before the dashboard update last fall, I was able to easily choose which device I wanted to download things to.

Back then, when downloading anything, I could simply choose to save to a connected "memory unit" instead of to the hard drive.

But ever since the dashboard update last fall (at the time Kinect was released), now it simply says "Save to: Hard Drive" and there's no option to change it, even if there are multiple memory units connected.

It changes to "Save to: Memory Unit" instead of "Save to: Hard Drive" only when there is insufficient storage space left on the hard drive.

Has the option to manually set it so that it downloads to a memory unit instead of to the hard drive been completely disabled?

I have emailed XBOX customer support asking about this problem several times already, but every time that I do, I simply receive a completely irrelevant response (...such as instructions explaining how to transfer saved data from the hard drive to the memory unit... even though that's exactly what I'm trying to avoid having to have to do...).

 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 80 Applies to:

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This is a problem regardless of what I try to download from the XBOX Live Marketplace.

Everything from game demos, to game videos, to gamer pics, to themes only allows the option of downloading directly to the hard drive, instead of downloading to an attached memory device.

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Has this memory unit been properly formatted? How much space does it have?

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Yes these memory units have been properly formatted for use with the XBOX360.

I have tried a 512 MB Xbox360 Memory Unit and a 4 GB USB Flash Drive.

I'll point out again that I was able to download directly to these memory units before the last dashboard update. It was only since the dashboard was updated last fall that I have been no longer able to download directly to these memory units. The only option now is "Save to: Hard Drive," whereas before I could easily change that to "Save to: Memory Unit."

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Can you at least say whether Microsoft has indeed disabled the option to choose which memory unit to download to?

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Why did you even bother asking those questions if you never intended to give me an answer?

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I too need this answer. Can someone figure it out?

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Hey there, HeadPhwns! The option to select which storage device the games save to isn't an available feature on the Xbox 360 currently. However, definitely head over to the Feedback site to post this up as a suggestion if it's not already there!

This thread is 4 years old. If you need assistance with any support issue, please post up a new thread detailing what you're running into and troubleshooting you've completed. This way our community can get you the individual support that works best on the forums. :)

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