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#1 Nick2588

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 07:45 AM

How do I access files on a USB thumbdrive (plugged into an adapter in the controller) and copy them to my Xbox hard drive? I can't seem to be able to do this with either the Avalaunch File Manager or Xbox Media Center.

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 07:49 AM

If the USB drive isn't formatted for Xbox use, then you won't be able to access what's on it with the Xbox.

But if it is formatted for Xbox, then I would FTP to the Xbox, go to the H drive, and copy the contents of the USB drive to another partition of the Xbox.

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 07:55 AM

Yes, it's formatted for Xbox. I don't remember seeing H: in FTP, but I'll look for it next time I try this.

By the way, can I plug in a USB hard drive instead of just a USB thumbdrive? IOW, can I add a large external USB hard drive to the Xbox and store games, etc. on it?

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 08:07 AM

yes (I am not sure if there's a limit you can use, tho), depending on your Xbox version.

BUT:

1. you wont be able to play games off the hdd.
2. you could use it as storage, and copy the game you'd want to play to your stock HD, play it, and when you're finished delete it off your stock HDD. The problem here is the slow speed.

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 08:08 AM

No, you can't use a USB hard drive with the Xbox. Because the Xbox's USB ports are not 2.0, the transfer rate to the hard drive would be horrible. Also, accessing the drive would require software that is not (yet) written for the Xbox. It would only be possible to access the drive if Linux was running on the Xbox.

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 08:09 AM

errr, sure. you CAN copy files from the USB drive with unleashX filebrowser.

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 02:17 PM

QUOTE(xboxgamer733 @ Aug 5 2005, 09:19 AM)
No, you can't use a USB hard drive with the Xbox. Because the Xbox's USB ports are not 2.0, the transfer rate to the hard drive would be horrible. Also, accessing the drive would require software that is not (yet) written for the Xbox. It would only be possible to access the drive if Linux was running on the Xbox.

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This depends entirly on the chipset used for the USB -> IDE conversion.
some drives work, others don't.

Either way you can't play games though.
-nB

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 02:36 PM

QUOTE(networkBoy @ Aug 5 2005, 07:28 AM)
This depends entirly on the chipset used for the USB -> IDE conversion.
some drives work, others don't.

That's what I was thinking. I once tried a 40 GB USB hard drive on my Xbox, and it didn't work.

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 03:41 PM

But proper flash-drives should work, shouldn't they?

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 07:30 PM

Yes, a lot of USB flash drives should work, though not all USB hard drives will.




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