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My toshiba external hard drive wont work in 360, the portable device option is not highlighted once it is connected, the external is getting powered from the xbox though.

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When you first put in your External hard drive to your computer, did it ask you if you wanted to use as a sort of passport or did it not give you any options at all like Usb flash drive. you should not have any special program on for the External hard drive. It should just be set up to store data and nothing else. I had a similar dilemma with a WD passport. When i put it on my 360 it did not work. then i just made the drive like a plain storage device and the xbox could read and play my files.

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  • liescatchfir Dec 29, 2010

    I've looked into it more and it looks like it's because the file type it runs on sis NFTS, I need FAT32. I found some steps online to change this, but upon following these it only gives me the option of exFAT format type. This doesnt work either.

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This is a case for 3.5" HDD that make any 3.5" HDD become external Drive. Here's the product description from Amazon :
The CoolMax HD-360-U2 USB 2.0 3.5" External Hard Drive Enclosure is portable size and excellent quality. The 3.5-inch hard drive aluminum external enclosure is specially designed for high capacity hard drives. And its aluminum material design is great for heat dissipation, so you don't need to worry about your hard drive overheating anymore. The HD-360-U2 Series gives you the freedom to work anywhere, no matter if you're in the office, at home or on the plane. This portable 3.5" HDD external enclosure provides maximum durability, flexibility and portability with various interfaces. Once you download your information to the HD-360-U2 series, you can connect it to any system and gain access to your programs and data files anywhere. With built-in hot swap technology, you can connect and disconnect the drive any time.

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Step 1: Connect your hard drive to your PC.
Step 2: Create a FAT32 partition on your hard drive. If you’re using less than 32 GB, you can use Windows via “Control panel > Administrative tools > Computer Management”. If you’re using more than 32 GB, you’ll have to use an external program, e.g. Partition Magic.
Step 3: Load all the content you want from your PC onto the external drive. This should consist of files that can be read on the Xbox hard drive.
Step 4: Remove the external hard drive from your PC. Plug it into your Xbox 360 console through the USB port.
Step 5: Go to the Media menu on your Xbox screen. Select "Portable Device" from the menu. All the readable files saved on the external drive should be available to read on your Xbox 360.
N.B. Xbox's connection with an external drive is read-only. You can only read files that are already on the drive after connecting. You can't save game files or anything else on the Xbox main drive onto the external hard drive. Also, USB storage devices cannot be used for Xbox live marketplace content.

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If you have personal info on it, get a program called boot and nuke,
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Toshiba 1tb external hard drive won't connect to my computer anymore? it's not detected when i plug in usb


One or more of the hints below will probably sort out most USB problems with most USB portable / external hard drives and OTHER devices (though not always)

1. Ensure it is connected directly to the computer to a USB 2.0 port not a USB 1.0 port as this can have effects on performance and reliability

2. Use only the cables that came with it NOT one that fits that may have been lying around or is longer.


3. Do not connect through an external USB HUB unless that hub is USB 2.0 AND has its own power supply.

4. Use ONLY the power supply that came with it if it has an external power supply Don’t use any other unless you know it has both the same voltage and current rating e.g. 12V 500mA anything rated below that would not work properly.

5. Always use the same port for connecting your devices. Some devices do not like being switched about. If switched they may want to install software / drivers again. This can be especially true if you move a HUB to another port

6. If none of the above steps help look at updating the drivers from the manufacturers web site in the support section.

7. If you checked and fixed anything there and still have issues then check your hardware from CONTROL PANEL / SYSTEM / HARDWARE.
Any exclamation marks by hardware need fixing before you investigate any further

8. ensure that you have set removable drives for "quick removal" or that you use the "Safly Remove Hardware" option often shown on the lower toolbar.It is possible that files my not be fully written to external devices before they are removed. This corrupts the file itself and even on occasion the drive.

SPECIAL NOTES
USB hard drives should be treated with extreme care.
This is a real hard drive ! and knocks and bumps can quite literally kill them.

Note that if you hear a drive clicking or pinging this could be the worst thing you would hear.
Known as "The Click Of Death"

Hope this gives you the information you need


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One or more of the hints below will probably sort out most USB problems with most USB portable / external hard drives and OTHER devices (though not always)

A few things to check but assumes USB and Windows for other interfaces / operating systems (mac/ Linux) similar steps may be adapted to suit.

1. Ensure it is connected directly to the computer to a USB 2.0 port not a USB 1.0 port as this can have effects on performance and reliability

2. Use only the cables that came with it NOT one that fits that may have been lying around or is longer. Not all USB cables are equal even though they should be)

3. Do not connect through an external USB HUB unless that hub is USB 2.0 AND has its own power supply.

4. Use ONLY the power supply that came with it if it has an external power supply Don’t use any other unless you know it has both the same voltage and current rating e.g. 12V 500mA anything rated below that would not work properly.

5. Always use the same port for connecting your devices. Some devices do not like being switched about. If switched they may want to install software / drivers again. This can be especially true if you move a HUB to another port

6. For FLASH DRIVES you should ensure that the device is set for "quick removal" using the drive control panel properties or use the USB "Safely Remove Hardware" option. If you dont do this there is a very strong chance that any files you transfer may not be there when you plug into another computer.
7. It is possible to remove drives from the enclosures in most cases and connect directly inside a PC to fully check it.
You should also do this to cheack the drives connections are not bad inside the enclosure.
 
8. If none of the above steps help look at updating the drivers from the manufacturers web site in the support section.

9. If you checked and fixed anything there and still have issues then check your hardware from CONTROL PANEL / SYSTEM / HARDWARE.
Any exclamation marks by hardware need fixing before you investigate any further


10. ensure that you have set removable drives for "quick removal" or that you use the "Safly Remove Hardware" option often shown on the lower toolbar.It is possible that files my not be fully written to external devices before they are removed. This corrupts the file itself and even on occasion the drive.

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