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The drive detects on my PS3 fine as I just tried it right now and played a video, this is on the same hard drive configuration settings as I would use on the XBOX 360
but my XBOX 360 still is not detecting the drive
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This is beginning to look more like a issue with the usb on the xbox then anything else. :)
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This is beginning to look more like a issue with the usb on the xbox then anything else. :)

i agree rshaffer61, do you by any change have a thumb drive you can put in the Xbox to test and see if that works on the usb ports. if not i'm pretty sure that the usb is dead... let me see if there is anything to do about that (got to open my old xbox again :yes: :unsure: )


EDIT: i'm also reading about faulty usb hubs in the Xbox system and apparently unplugging the Xbox from the outlet and leave it unplugged for about 5/10 minutes solves the problem...its worth to try before i take my Xbox apart :)

EDIT EDIT: do you also have a wireless network controller plugged into the back of the console? if so does that work?
or try this

do you know what type of usb your external is? usb 1.0 2.0 or 3.0 ?

Edited by dennisK16, 12 August 2011 - 03:02 PM.

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I have always used a Kingston USB 4GB on my XBOX 360 to watch some movies and I tried it again now and it detected it easily on the same port I tried my HDD on
Also tried the USB on ALL ports and it shows up on my XBOX 360

I dont think the XBOX has any faulty USB hubs or ports because my thumb drive works fine on it

I dont have a wireless network controller plugged in the back

Edited by GeekForgotten, 12 August 2011 - 03:07 PM.

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Aha you might be on to something here dennisK16
If the hd is in a usb 3.0 it may not work with the older Xbox systems. I don't know if the enclosure would be backwards compatible back to 1.0.
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The hard drive is USB 2.0
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OK dennisK16 do you have the USB specs for the older console?
It should be compatible and backwards compatible.
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OK dennisK16 do you have the USB specs for the older console?
It should be compatible and backwards compatible.


i'm pretty sure its usb 2.0 (let me look that up to make sure)

but what i think it might be is that the external is asking for to much of the usb port, asking for to much power the usb port will automaticly shut down to protect the xbox.

EDIT: i found this link

The Xbox 360 features three USB 2.0 ports (two on the front, one on the back).[13] The new Xbox 360 S, however, has five USB 2.0 ports (two on the front, three in the back) along with a dedicated Kinect port. These are used for connection of accessories such as wired controllers, the wireless networking adapter, the Xbox Live Vision camera and USB storage devices. Although the number of wired controllers is limited by the number of ports, up to four may be used through the use of a USB hub.

source: WIKI

Edited by dennisK16, 12 August 2011 - 04:21 PM.

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Well my enclosure has a AC adapter which I need to hook up in order to turn it on
is it possible that the XBOX 360 doesnt support this type of HDD? (Western Digital)
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Highly doubtful as internally it can handle a 250 hd I believe.
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This seems to be a difficult situation then :)
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Question are you using the front USB ports or the ones on the back of the system?
There seems to be a issue using the front ones.
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I've tried ALL the usb ports same problem
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You can convert drives to exFAT (also known as FAT64), not the drive the operating system is on though. Microsoft has drivers for it and it removes the 4GB limitation (supports up to 256 TB). You can use it on flash drives as well as external hard drives and secondary internal hard drives.

Read more about it here - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/955704
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4GB limit is not bothering me anymore
Its the fact that my console cant detect my drive! :)
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