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#1 3hree6ix0ty

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 11:30 AM

hi
I got two questions.
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I have formatted my drive in fat32, the xbox360 recognises it, which is great. Now how do i add music onto it because vista does not recognise it and neither does linux (ubuntu).

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I would like to put the hard drive internally in the xbox360, just ontop of the dvd drive, i have a 1.8 drive-usb connector, how to i wire it up inside the xbxo360, i know its not as easy as just soldering it to a usb port, but i want to put more music onto the drive, i need some way of switching the hard drive from, xbox360 to Computer usb.

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 01:16 AM

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 11:52 PM

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 12:17 PM

I man not certain about the first question, as both of those operating systems should recognize it right off the bat.

However, for the second question...

Don't solder them to the usb. I simply made small holes for the usb cable(s) to "dangle" out of the back of the 360. This allows me to easily extend the hdd's usb cable to my computer via a usb extension cable, as well as plug it into the 360 whenever I want to use it.

Many people would say they don't like the idea of having more cable dangling out of the back of their Xbox 360. However, I intend to play on the Xbox and listen to movies/music. Not stare at the back of the xbox and look at the cables coming out of the back.

I recommend doing it this way, as it is the easiest method and allows you to hook up the HDD to your Xbox or computer with ease.

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 12:46 PM

Solder the wires to the 4 usb pins and add a switch between thw wires exept the ground.So you can plug it to the xbox whenever you want. smile.gif

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 12:06 AM

ah ok that cleared it up with the usb part,
now can you tell me how do i acces fat32 in vista? i can see it in computer management/storage/disk management

but how do i put files on it [:

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 03:04 AM

QUOTE(3hree6ix0ty @ Jul 17 2008, 06:42 PM) View Post

ah ok that cleared it up with the usb part,
now can you tell me how do i acces fat32 in vista? i can see it in computer management/storage/disk management

but how do i put files on it [:

thanks


Vista is able to read fat32 drives by default, but I think your problem may be that it does not have a drive letter assigned to it, so it will not show up in My Computer. To solve that problem, go to back to where you were (computer management/storage/disk management) Then right click on that hard drive/partition that you wish to change, and click Change Drive Letter and paths and then assign it a letter that you would want, it should list only unused letters, so any of them should be fine. Then your drive should appear in My Computer.

It is always possible that this is not your problem, but from the information in the reply I quoted above, it seems that this is most likely the problem.



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Posted 03 August 2008 - 04:18 AM

If you plan on putting movies on the drive later on, you'll want to format it HFS+ or you're stuck with a 4G file size limit. You'll need a 3rd-party app, like MacDrive, to format it. Just fyi. =)




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