Perhaps most people nowadays with XBOX 360 and without a real XBOX 360 hdd but has a USB STORAGE that is quite big in space, but only 16gb can be used, are being tormented by the fact that they can't use the maximum space their USB STORAGE offers for their 360.. That certainly includes me.. But fear not.. I've found a little workaround to this problem.
What you'll be needing:
A PC (any pc with usb 2.0 port,)
A USB STORAGE ( usb harddisk, anything.. the bigger, the better)
and means to connect that USB STORAGE to the PC (of course)
First off, you must have already used your USB STORAGE for Xbox 360, and it should have worked now too. Giving you the 16 gb storage space you can have. Once you do that, when you plugged the thing back to your pc.. showing all hidden files is a must on the folder options.. You should see this folder named "Xbox360" and it should be 16+ gb in space,
There you.. now how do I expand that.. that's pretty simple..
Just copy that folder and paste it to the root directory of your USB STORAGE..notice the "Xbox360 - A" folder right there? That's what I labelled "Xbox360 - A" folder and there, I've saved some games. But It's is not the one which will work when you put back the USB STORAGE to the 360.
The folder with the name "Xbox360" will the storage used and loaded as an MU.
To use the "Xbox360 - A" folder as the MU, simply rename the "Xbox360" folder to "Xbox360 - B" and then rename the "Xbox360 - A" to "Xbox360" and vice versa as the needed.
Now you have an actual 32GB of space for game storage on the USB STORAGE although you have to rename the folders periodically for games installed at different folders. Sorry for my bad english, and bad explanation but I do hope you understand these. They're pretty simple.
And yes, you can make as much copies of that folder as long as the USB STORAGE can handle (in my 120 gb usb hdd, I've made 4 copies of it that sums up to 64GB space for game storage) and just label them accordingly so you won't get confused (Like Xbox360 - A, Xbox360 - B, Xbox360 -C, Xbox360 - D) and don't forget to rename the folder you'll use as an MU as "Xbox360"
It's kind of a little hassle to rename folders but hey, you won't have to do this everytime. Just when you want to back up games and save your DVD drive for early retirement, it's something worth it I guess. And renaming doesn't really take that much long I think, unless you don't know how to operate the computer.
And we gotta give it to microsoft for using this method (Not actually having to treat the HDD as 16 GB but rather allocating 16GB space in a folder) and I hope it stays that way. USB HDD for my opinion loads faster than actual 360 hdds too I think..
So there.. I hope this was helpful to you guys. ^^ (So much for a first post)This post has been edited by kusabijr: Mar 3 2011, 12:44 AM