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4 years ago#1
I know you can use thumb drives, but can you connect actual external hard drives? And what's the size limit?
4 years ago#2
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4 years ago#3
external HDDs may give you an error when doing the test. They may still work but personally I wouldn't use it.

They're fine for playing music and videos on your 360, and no limit on that. Just must be formatted FAT32
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4 years ago#4
I just want to use it for storing only Rock Band DLC, which I have a ridiculous amount of. I'd keep all the same files on my regular drive. Thanks!
4 years ago#5
Bump. I want to clear this up, you can use any size hard drive, right? But how much can you actually use? My friend is telling me it will only partition 16 gigs.
4 years ago#6
16 GB when formatted for use with game files, the other response about any size was for use as media storage.
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4 years ago#7
You can only use 16GB if you want to format it as a storage space for the Xbox.
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4 years ago#8
Damn. Alright, thanks for the info guys.
4 years ago#9
i use a MyBook external HDD from Western Digital. i stored about 13 Gigs of data on it. i did initially get a warning that it wasnt ideal brand , but that meant nothing in the long run.

i have kept the data stored on it for over a year now and used it recently to transfer everything from my xbox's old 60gig to my new 120gig.
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