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Does Xbox 360 support NTFS hard drives? Anything other than FAT32?

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User Info: ShatterStr

ShatterStr
5 years ago#1
I got some files that are over 4GBs and want to watch them on my 360 but I can't put them on my FAT32 external hard drive. If I were to format my external hard drive differently, like NTFS, would the xbox recognize it?

User Info: CapwnD

CapwnD
5 years ago#2
Stream from PC. Or format FAT32.
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User Info: Foppe

Foppe
5 years ago#3
Nope.
You have to either split up the file or stream it from your PC.
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User Info: ShatterStr

ShatterStr
5 years ago#4
Well its not that big a deal, but any word if the Xbox 720 on PS4 will support other formats? Can't really rely on stream at the moment....

User Info: Foppe

Foppe
5 years ago#5
We don't even know which hardware they will use.
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User Info: wolf_blitzer85

wolf_blitzer85
5 years ago#7
BobbyHillSwag posted...
xbox 360 hardrive support sucks ass period, only allowing up to 16gb external

16GB? What is this, 1994?
Now thats what I call a cool story bro. Such a riveting tale I saved to HDD. When my kids learn to read I'll say Kids THIS is what a cool story should look like

User Info: Eoin

Eoin
5 years ago#8
ShatterStr posted...
Well its not that big a deal, but any word if the Xbox 720 on PS4 will support other formats? Can't really rely on stream at the moment....

I'd bet that they wouldn't. It's not like the PS3 and Xbox 360 are only supporting FAT32 because of power issues - they clearly far exceed the capability level needed for NTFS. In other words, whatever is stopping them from supporting NTFS is likely to apply next generation as well.

User Info: CapwnD

CapwnD
5 years ago#9
I was going to respond to BobbyHillSwag's lack of keeping up with the conversation, but then I noticed that he's an alt troll who's just suiciding his account.
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User Info: wolf_blitzer85

wolf_blitzer85
5 years ago#10
CaPwnD posted...
I was going to respond to BobbyHillSwag's lack of keeping up with the conversation, but then I noticed that he's an alt troll who's just suiciding his account.

Troll defeated.
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you get item "SwagTrollTicket"

but ahem, i think the reason with the HDD confusion is FAT32 has the most compatibility if the data needs to be moved to a PC or a MAC (or Unix, for that matter).
From the standpoint of that reason, it makes sense to keep using FAT32.
Other than that, NTFS is Windows only (Unix can read from it) and poses a disadvantage only in compatibility.

Actually, I have no idea why MS would not want to use NTFS drives.
Someone explain?
Now thats what I call a cool story bro. Such a riveting tale I saved to HDD. When my kids learn to read I'll say Kids THIS is what a cool story should look like
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