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I have an Iomega home network hard drive 1TB, but for some reason my xbox 360 will not pick it up. Does the drive need formatting to FAT32? How should i connect it to the xbox?

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This box has to be connected via USB to a PC ...OR... via an Ethernet cable to a piece of network hardware, such as a router/switch/hub.

I recommend the Ethernet cable route.

Once connected, and assuming your router will give the media drive an IP address (you can check this from your router's admin page) then you should be able to browse to the hard drive from the XBox.

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I was recently trying to format my 1 TB MyBook external hard drive in Windows XP to FAT32 instead of the overly forced-upon NTFS format. Why? Well because I needed to connect it to a NAS device and the NTFS permissions were causing the NAS not to be able to access the drive. Simple solution is to use FAT32, no security, no problems. Though it's sometimes useful to format a USB drive in NTFS format.
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However, Windows can format a drive that is larger than 32GB in FAT32, but you have to use the DOS command prompt. However, if you have a drive that is 1TB or larger, you may still get an error saying "The volume is too big for FAT32".
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Now type in the following command at the prompt:

format /FS:FAT32 X:
Replace the letter X with the letter of your external hard drive in Windows. Windows will go ahead and begin formatting the drive in FAT32!

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Format external hard drive in FAT32 using SwissKnifeSwissKnife is a nifty little program that is completely free and that you can use to format many types of external drives such as USB, Firewire, PCMIA, SATA and SCSI. You can also use it to create partitions on an external hard drive and it formats faster than Windows.

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The reason it "lost" size is due to the limitations of the FAT32 file structure. This system cannot address the entire drive because that is larger than it knows how to organize.

You can either format additional partitions(using a PC) into similar sized FAT32 drives and make the space usable by creating 4-5 drive letter or you can format all of the remaining space as NTFS using windows if you don't need the space for the PS3.

Unfortunately FAT32 simply won't support a single drive letter that large.

Hope this helps FixYa,

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