New forums are really confusing so I'll ask here...

I have a 2TB USB drive I'd like to use with my 360. There is stuff on there already that I don't want erased. I know that the configure option will erase it, but when I choose the customize option it also seems like it will erase my stuff and I'm not about to test it. Is it possible to use this drive without erasing the stuff already on it?

 

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You can use your USB drive, but you will only be able to use up to a maximum of 16GB per USB drive.

You can choose the customise option and that will create a new partition on the drive for use with the Xbox 360 and that will NOT delete your existing data on the drive.

I think they purposely capped it at 16 GB so you will have to buy their overpriced hard drives.

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I think they purposely capped it at 16 GB so you will have to buy their overpriced hard drives.

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That's the only reason I can think of.

So I figured out my problem. Sonic Scream is correct, if your usb drive is in FAT32 format. Mine is in NTFS format. I can't use it with 360 unless I format it in FAT32 format, thus erasing all my existing data. I'm not willing to do that so I won't be using that drive with my 360.

configure doesn't erase it .

which is good but

 

you can only save 16gb on the drive from the xbox .

 

but your correct it needs fat32 to work

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/storage

wow only 16gb? That's weak.

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wow only 16gb? That's weak.

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16 GB per USB flash drive but you can only have 2 connected at any one time.

So you can have 10x 16GB USBs if you wanted to, for example and then switch between them.

16gb?  That's less than one disc.

About 16 gigs being too little, I'm using the 20 gig harddrive without any problems. 16 gigs ain't too bad though it stinks because it's a cap.

Just real quick. The 16Gb Cap is not due to the ignorant or arrogant bash MS wanting more for an Official  HDD. It is simply due to performance requirements of a USB Read/ Write Data. It's simply not "fast" enough via USB once a certain amount of Data is reached.

 

People seem to forget, the HDD is Read/ Write/ Data via SATA Connection, not USB. That is the reason why there is a Cap. In short, blame physics or current Technology.

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