360 S not working with external hdd

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Games & Content' started by MysticBlaze, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. MysticBlaze

    MysticBlaze Member

    Dec 26, 2003
    United States
    So I bought a 4 gb 360 S thinking that it would work with and external hard drive like the older models. It turns out that there is a 16 gb limit and it only works with FAT32 format. So, does anyone one know of a way to bypass this limit so that i could use more than just 16 gb from a 1 tb external hdd?
  2. Fudge

    Fudge Remember that death is not the end, but only a tra

    Aug 26, 2009
    United States
    New York
    On your PC, rename the hidden folder named Xbox360 to something else. Then format another partition on your USB device. You have to rename back and forth to access different partitions, but thats the only way you can do it.
  3. hundshamer

    hundshamer GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Blacklisted Trader
    May 22, 2009
    United States
    The old phat 360 has the same 16GB/FAT32 limitation. The most cost effective way is to get a 250GB HDD (about $50 at Newegg) that is compatible with HDDhackr:
    - WD Scorpio Series BEVS/BEAS
    - WD Scorpio Blue Series BEVS/BEVT
    - WD Scorpio Black Series BEKT/BJKT
    - WD VelociRaptor Series
    - WD Scorpio Blue Series BPVT
    - WD AV-25 Series BUDT

    Use HDDhackr to format the drive and you can put it where the HDD goes.