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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Re: maxtor basics hard drive and my xbox 360
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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In this process your hard drive will be formatted, so back up all files to another hard drive, laptop, or be prepared to lose everything on your hard drive. After you have backed everything up, plug your hard drive into an Xbox 360 then go 'My Xbox/System Settings/Memory.Select 'USB Storage Device/Configure Now' then accept the warning.After the formatting is complete a Performance Warning box will appear, click 'OK.' Now in the 'Storage Devices' screen you should see a new option 'Memory Unit.' This shows that the formatting was successful. Disconnect your hard drive, then connect it to your laptop, load on some media (makes sure the file types are compatible), then reconnect it to your Xbox 360. Your selected media should not appear under 'Portable Device' in the Video/Music/Picture Library.
You are connecting it to a car DVD player, but how many types of music format is it capable of playing? It should be in the Manual, however it will be able to play mp3. *.flac, *.wmv, *.wav, *.cda. But how ere you going to power your external hard disk? If it has provision for use of 12V DC voltage, same as that of the car. After its powered, only then will it work, but the USB connector will provide the output into the DVD players USB slot(just like attaching a flas drive like pen drive which uses the USB slot for power too....sodeep
see if there any updates for the xbox 360 in terms of flashing the bios or something along those lines - not sure if you can get into the configuration to alter any settings regarding or relating to detection of hard drives.
ANY WAY I WOULD JUST LIKE TO KNOW WHY U WANT TO USE MAXTOR MANAGER..
IF U JUST WANT TO WORK WITH THE HARD DISK U CAN GO TO DISKMANAGEMENT AND INTIALIZE THE HARD DISK AND IT WORKS NORMAL IF U NEED THE MAXTOR MANAGER JUST TRY TO FIND THE APPROPRIATE ONE FRO THERE SITE WHICH MATCHES YOUR HARD DRIVE MODEL.
The maxtor hard drives will work with an Xbox360 but in only one case, your xbox hard drive is linked to work only with your console and if you swapped hard drives the xbox wouldn't read it so to answer this you need to reset your Xbox 360 copy protection serial number i.e. Flashing your Xbox or Chipping it, once your Xbox is Flashed or Chipped you can use a maxtor hard drive through the SATA cable port in your Xbox