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I am going to perform the clean wipe that you suggested rshaffer61
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I tried to make a new partition of 200GB but it still didnt detect it
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OK we will await your results. :)
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that's odd i got to check my external @ home tonight i'm pretty sure i made 4 250 GB out of my TB a little less with the conversion but still around 250

have you tried different ports on the xbox?

and what xbox360 the new or old one... (so i know on what xbox360 i got to test my external..)
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Wiped the drive clean (got rid of the 55MB partition that was difficult to remove in windows)
split the drive into two partitions of 150GB each Fat32 Formatted and my console still doesnt detect it :)
I have the old xbox
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old xboxes are limited to 32 GB make a couple of 32 GB partitions and that should solve the problem if not there is something fishie going on
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Wow that is 6 partitions on the hard drive then.
I'm beginning to think it would be much easier to replace the console with a new model.
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i agree but you can accept the multiple partitions as well if you don't want to spend the 300 dollar. (that the 250GB console no need for a external :) )
and isn't it 9 partitions on with a 320 GB hdd :unsure:
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math a little off so it would be 7 and a oddball amount.
7 would be 224 gigs
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320/1024=0.3125
0.3125*1000=312.5
312.5/32=9.7

my math could be wrong though.

1GB we call it 1024MB while the hard drive company's say its 1000MB or are my numbers off now
but we are going off topic lol

Edited by dennisK16, 11 August 2011 - 03:12 PM.

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I deleted the drive and made a new 30GB Partition, and it is still not detecting the drive! :@
this is really getting to me now

I know people who have 250GB Harddrives that work on there old xbox 360 though

Edited by GeekForgotten, 11 August 2011 - 07:10 PM.

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weird....
have you tried different usb ports on the Xbox?
after making the 30 gig partitions did you make sure its formatted in FAT32.

maybe stuppid questions but worth asking.
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Yeah I tried every USB port on my XBOX 360
and I only made 1 30 Gig partition on my drive and formatted it to FAT32, the rest is just unallocated

Edited by GeekForgotten, 12 August 2011 - 12:12 PM.

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did you ever get rid of that 50mb part on the hard drive?

did you try this ?

Edited by dennisK16, 12 August 2011 - 12:27 PM.

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Yeah I got rid of that with what rshaffer61 suggested
the drive is clean now and working but not detectable on my consoles

the tutorial for formatting is on the mac, and I dont own a mac
It is saying format it to MS-DOS (FAT) in step 2
Dont understand that format as I am in windows
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Yep again they use FAT32 and the drive is formatted using NTFS.
This is a situation where you want the game consoles to see it you have to format it with FAT32.
Doing that limits the file size to 4 gigs then.
Your option is to split files into less the 4 gig sizes.

there is another option:

for example:

Open a command window by going to Start, then Run and typing in CMD.
Now type in the following command at the prompt: format /FS:FAT32 G:(or whatever letter your drive has think it is g: if you haven't changed it)
[attachment=51772:formatexternalharddrivefat32.png]
press Y and enter and it should format it in FAT32.
(this way it can take a while to format since DOS prompt isn't the fastest program

for externals i usually use SwissKnife.
it a good free program that can format allot of external drives (usb, firewire, pcmia, sata and scsi)and its faster then windows.

hope this works for you!

DK



this is how you can make a dos fat32 partition (the first part of the message)
but using a tool to format it is the same doesn't make a difference!
we keep talking about your xbox, but did any of the things you tried on the xbox work on the ps3?
did you try it?

i'm starting to run out of ideas i'll see if i can do some research (even more :)) because this is a interesting problem and it doesn't make sens at all because everything you did with the hard drives seems to be working for me and my 3 consoles (xbox360(old), xbox360(new) and my ps3)
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