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Maxtor basics hard drive and my xbox 360

I just purchased a maxtor basics portable hard drive so i can plug and play my music on my xbox 360. unfortunately my xbox doesnt recognize the drive as a portable device and im not particulary technically minded when it comes to this stuff i have formated the hd to exfat format but still no luck any help would be much appreciated

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  • ronnievann Oct 07, 2008

    I just dropped my Iomega Silver 250 GB External Hard Drive.
    Now when I turn it on, there is a clicking sound and I can not see it
    on my computer. Is there a way to have this repaired or will I just
    have to have the data retrieved? Any suggestion are greatly appreciated.

    RV


  • Wilfried1987 Jan 15, 2009

    I also formatted my drive into FAT32, but it still doesn't detect it.
    It has something to do with the brand i think becaus with a LaCie drive it works perfect.


  • erin2006erin Feb 04, 2009

    Same Problem with xbox 360 not recognising maxtor basics 1tb hard drive. so annoying. heeeelp!


  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2009

    I Have same problem in xbox

  • sarahlennon8 May 09, 2009

    I have the same problem with my maxtor 1tb hard drive and my xbox 360.



    Any solutions?

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    fails to recognize drive

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Does your drive make any sounds similar to these? If yes you have a mechanical problem and you should get a specialist to work on it if you need that data.
If not - try to remove the drive from the enclosure and connect it directly to the computer to recover your files.
 

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