Connecting an external HD to an XBOX

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  1. ibster

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    Has anyone tried this, i have an external Western Digital My Book HD which i want to try and connect to the XBOX, has anyone tried this ? Ive found a XBOX Controller to USB lead which should enable connectivity, would there be an issue with drivers etc or should all external Hard Disks work ?

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    I don't think any work... The drive would have to be formatted as FATX for one thing - how would you do that?
     
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    The drive is already formatted to FAT32, what is FATX ?
     
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    FATX is the file system used by an XBox...
     
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    Only way it will work is if you have installed linux on your XB.

    If you want access to the drive just set it up as a network share when it's plugged into PC XB will then see it.
     
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    But you can't load games and homebrew on it...only useful for streaming media using XBMC really. Best to fit a new bigger HDD in the XBox itself or you could get an Xtender case and fit a couple!
     

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