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Lowbrassman04
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:46 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I know about the 16gb max limit for a drive plugged into a 360. My question is, if you partition a 250gb hdd to have multiple 16gb partitions would the 360 recognize them all as 16gb separate storage devices or just one 16gb?

Or is there any wiggle room with out buying a new xbox hdd, or modding it to get more storage with an external pc hdd?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:03 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

nevermind i answered my own question. it wont work. ugh lol

Edit: but, i do have one more idea to try. copy the system files, format and partition each to 16gb sections and copy the system files over. I doubt it will make a difference.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:29 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Just format the hdd to fatx .
I have a jtag and it reconized my 60 gig external hdd .
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:31 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

will osx disk utility format to fatx?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:03 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Sorry , i meant ( just ) fat . Like with usb flash drives .

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BTW , Linux can read & write to Fatx .
Read this here : http://www.xbox-linux.org/wiki/Mounting_FATX_partitions_HOWTO
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:12 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

If you want to use an external drive for the 360 as a memory card it will format the entire device (unless you tell it not to) and will only have one 16gb drive to use for xbox storage.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:21 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

(-TU-)CrunchBite wrote:
If you want to use an external drive for the 360 as a memory card it will format the entire device (unless you tell it not to) and will only have one 16gb drive to use for xbox storage.


On my jtag , my external hdd reads 60 gig . Maybe because of the jtag ?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:52 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

(-TU-)CrunchBite wrote:
If you want to use an external drive for the 360 as a memory card it will format the entire device (unless you tell it not to) and will only have one 16gb drive to use for xbox storage.

yeah i was trying to see if the xbox would read the partitioned drive as separate drives lol i spent an hr copying the files the xbox wrote to the drive to separate partitions.
Still no deal even tho the format was still MSDOS fat.

And to top that i cant find a used wireless G adapter around here lol. might as well save up and buy a 360slim w/ built in wifi and a bigger drive but i need to buy lights so i can shoot my film this month....ugh lolol

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:20 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I found a solution , read here :
http://digiex.net/computing-section/guides-tutorials/consoles/1963-format-external-usb-hard-drive-store-files-bigger-than-4gb-xbox-360-a.html
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