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USB Powered hard drive?


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I have a bunch of unused 80-160gb hard drives and id like one to store some movies and music to watch/listen to through my 360, but i dont need yet another plug to go into my mesh of power cables.

Is there any way to have a usb powered hard drive? i know the 360 powers the controllers through the play and charge kit, so dont see why it wouldnt be possible to add a hard drive that can be powered and read/write via the usb port.

Also, would the drive be accessible through the network (via FTP or windows)?


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i thought a 360 could only read drives directly connected or on a PC?
If thats not the case, thats the way around it i think


It will be read only so network, access no.

As for power someone would have to check the physical specs for USB to be sure but I suspect no, not enough juice for a HDD.


ive got a 160gig wd external hard drive thats powered by usb and it works just fine :)

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