Why does external hd have to be formatted in order to use it?

#1destiny1990Posted 8/23/2014 7:59:25 PM
Why is it mandatory to format an external hd before you can use it?

It kind of sucks. I have a 4Tb hard drive and have about 2TB of stuff on there. I have to delete everything on there in order to use it with the xbox one?
#2Crystyn_7BPosted 8/23/2014 8:03:00 PM
Just partition the drive then.
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#3destiny1990(Topic Creator)Posted 8/23/2014 8:07:51 PM
Crystyn_7B posted...
Just partition the drive then.


and that will allow me to keep my 2tb of stuff?

won't it still ask to be formatted thus deleting everything on the drive?

how does a partition work when connecting to xbox? which one does it recognize?
#4Crystyn_7BPosted 8/23/2014 8:36:34 PM
destiny1990 posted...
Crystyn_7B posted...
Just partition the drive then.


and that will allow me to keep my 2tb of stuff?

won't it still ask to be formatted thus deleting everything on the drive?

how does a partition work when connecting to xbox? which one does it recognize?


Idk try it out. It should give you an option to choose
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#5Ada-Wong-FanPosted 8/24/2014 12:58:31 PM
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