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It may have the wrong file system, the xbox 360 only recognizes FAT32 file sytems, your external hd, needs to be reformatted to FAT 32

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Error 40a3-0000-3080-0502-8007-045d


I got this from the Xbox support site for your error code.

Error Code xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-8007-045D
A storage device (such as a memory unit or hard drive) was not found during the software update. Follow these steps:
  1. Turn off your console.
  2. Remove all console storage devices, including any USB flash drives, external hard drives or the internal hard drive on the Xbox 360 E console or Xbox 360 S console. Learn how to remove the hard drive.
  3. Add your primary storage device, for example, the hard drive.
  4. Turn on the console
  5. Try updating the console again.
Here's the website if you wish to peruse it further.
http://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-360/system/software-update-errors

Post back how it works out!
http://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-360/system/software-update-errors

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I have an iomega hard drive but I can not get my xbox 360 to recognize it is connected. The xbox works with all other things connected (a different hard drive and a thumb stick). Anything I need to do to...


Here is a webpage I have discovered that will explain how to use an external HDD on your xbox 360.

http://www.ehow.com/how_4486548_use-regular-external-hard-drive.html

Thanks and if this helps, please rate! :)

Mar 29, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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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.


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.

Dec 29, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Hard Drive (120GB)

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How to connect an extenal hard drive to my Xbox?


Get an external hard drive with a USB 2.0 connection. You need this connection to connect the drive to the console. Most recently manufactured hard drives
should have this type of USB adapter included. Format the hard drive to read FAT32 files. Using a Windows PC, create an FAT32 partition on the drive and format the volume. You'll need a program like
Partition Magic to do this. Load all the content you want from your PC onto the external drive. This should consist of photo files, MP3s and any other files that can be read on the Xbox
hard drive. Remove the external hard drive from your PC. Plug it into your Xbox 360 console through the USB port. 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
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Dec 25, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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E 68 error....will transfer cable help fix it?


The E68 is a weird error. Its normally from a hard drive failure. The underground xbox 360 scene says

THe E68 is a Hard Drive Error. The Hard drive is not properly configured: It could be a problem with the Hard Drive itself or a problem with the internal connection to the hard drive, Try removing the hard drive and playing without it.


If the xbox can play without the hard drive then this error can be caused by a problem with the fans that make them draw too much power, it can also be caused if you have unnecessary accessories attached to the console like an external fan unit. Attempt to remove unnecessary accessories first, and then necessary components such as the hard drive and USB devices.

If its the hard drive or your console causing the problems contact Microsoft they will probably fix your hard drive and maybe recover your game saves. On the newest games that info is stored on xbox live.

http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/contactus.aspx

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How can I get this device to read on an xbox 360?


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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When plugging in to xbox 360. it doesnt recognise the hard drive so i cant play films or music


If you have the latest elements drive, it may be formatted to NTFS. The Xbox 360 cannot read NTFS, so the simple solution would be to format it to FAT32. The problem, would then be that you cannot transfer files larger than 4GB or a folders with more than 1000 files to a FAT32 drive.

Hope this helps

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Formatting hard drive to fat32


Xbox was not created to use external hard drives otherwise the software for it would be even bigger considering it is a gaming console. It might work if you use FAT but I can't say it for sure.

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http://xboxer.tv/2007/09/disc_read_errors_plague_halo_3.html
same problem with my xbox 360 disc read error. tried reformatting hard drive did not work tried initaly set again did not work. the only thing that works is t physically remove the external hard drive but, having to do that is a bunch of bull you cant use your profile and you cant go online with out it. we spend so much money on something that is suppose to work and fails. it makes me want to go back to playstation 3 and forget that there ever was an xbox, because micro soft is not willing to do anything to correct the problem.

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