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Xbox 360 usb port

Is there a restriction or limit to the size of drive that can be used on the usb port. Flash drives seem to work, externals don't.

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    Wes Sydenstricker May 11, 2010

    There is a way you can make an external work no matter how many GB there are or you can upgrade your Xbox hard drive by cracking the case open and swapping it with a larger drive!! I have a 360 with a standard looking hard drive, but it's a 160GB hard drive inside!!

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Here is the link for the External USB hard drive Mod. You can add as much memory as you want. But you can't use it for Xbox live content. Check it out. I hope this answers your question.

http://www.llamma.com/xbox360/mods/USB%20Hard%20Drive%20Mod.htm

(I in no way am affiliated with llama.com, but they are very useful!)

Posted on Sep 04, 2008

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4GB is the limit on the usb devices.

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