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#1 Cooldudeuk

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Posted 28 August 2005 - 11:11 PM

Hi, I have a soft-modded XBOX running XBMC. I also have a laptop hard drive, contained in a usb enclosure, which I use to store files/films etc. The hard drive is FAT32 formatted. Is it possible to connect this USB hard drive to the XBOX using the XBOX to PC USB connector cable and use XBMC to play the files directly from the hard drive (without XBOX formatting the disk). Any help on this would be much appreciated. Thanks

#2 pike

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Posted 28 August 2005 - 11:32 PM

no it's not possible

what's worse, if you still try xbox (not xbmc) may format it into FatX.

you've been warned.

#3 typo101

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Posted 29 August 2005 - 03:43 AM

xbox would try to format a HDD in one of its USB ports? i never would have expected that. i wouldnt even have expected it to realize there is a HDD at all

#4 JustinT9669

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Posted 29 August 2005 - 04:02 AM

what if he formats the usb hard to the xbox hdd format, will xbmc recognize it?

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Posted 30 August 2005 - 04:42 PM

Yes, but your PC wouldn't smile.gif
So if it only for XBOX to XBOX then no problem.

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Posted 30 August 2005 - 05:33 PM

so he couldn't ftp to the usb hdd while its connected to the xbox?

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Posted 30 August 2005 - 07:19 PM

QUOTE(JustinT9669 @ Aug 30 2005, 06:44 PM)
so he couldn't ftp to the usb hdd while its connected to the xbox?

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Yes he could do that I guess.

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Posted 31 August 2005 - 01:03 AM

I have an MP3 player that works as a USB hard drive. What worked the best for me is to just leave it connected to one of the computers on the network, than just connect to it from the XBOX with SMB.

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Posted 31 August 2005 - 09:23 AM

ipods work great for this, although im not sure on the cache settings and constantly accessing the ipod HDD is really bad for it.

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Posted 31 August 2005 - 01:54 PM

I got me one of these:
http://www.lacie.com...t.htm?pid=10594
LaCie Ethernet Disk mini

Has it connected to the network and stream all movies etc from that instead of having to turn on the PC.

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Posted 31 August 2005 - 02:26 PM

QUOTE(Bulan @ Aug 31 2005, 03:05 PM)
I got me one of these:
http://www.lacie.com...t.htm?pid=10594
LaCie Ethernet Disk mini

Has it connected to the network and stream all movies etc from that instead of having to turn on the PC.

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if thats the 250gigs x2 Raid0 model I would return it ASAP. a friend works retail and ALL of this model they sold has broken

#12 pre1014

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Posted 01 September 2005 - 05:19 AM

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ALL of this model they sold has broken
OUCH
@$599msrp its even more ouch.

You could find any computer and put a huge HD in it and either use:
NASlite smb (although i couldn't get the damn floppy image to work)
or lorma linux smb (works great for me) google and ye shall find.

pretty sure both of em have ways around the "bios not finding your HD because its too big" issue

I have vowed not to pay more than 50 cents a gig. you should too smile.gif

#13 dropek

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Posted 01 September 2005 - 08:24 PM

even if it coul a usb 1 hdd would be crap

#14 LightningStruckMyXbox

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Posted 01 September 2005 - 08:37 PM

Suckers I got this HDD for my home network, It blows all of your out of the water.
It's firewire enabled so my Mac have easy access. I can also plug it in to my wireless router and send it to my laptop. This HDD kicks ass. I might look into buying 2 or 3 and set them up in a server. That would be sweet! tongue.gif


Here's my baby!

#15 pike

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Posted 01 September 2005 - 10:38 PM

If it's RAID0, it's garbage.

The same friend bought 2x 500gig ones (it's not the exact same model, just usb2 & firewire, not ethernet) and they BOTH broke.

Don't say I haven't warned you...




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