External Drives : Format Type : XBOX 360

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  1. Artimes
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    I have an external USB 2.0 hard drive, formated in NTFS. I have it in NTFS because of the file size limitation of FAT32. However, I am aware that my XBOX 360 does not recognize such formating (NTFS that is). My question is it possible to add a partition to my drive that is FAT32 for my media so I can view it on my XBOX 360, and still have the other partition NTFS for my large ISOs?
     
  2. the_joeba

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    you can format it as a mac drive, but you need special software for your pc
     
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    Is possible but why would you do that?
     
  4. Artimes
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    Because my XBOX 360 doesn't support NTFS, only FAT32. And I want to stream media off of my external drive. I've been having issues trying to connect my XBOX 360 to my network and streaming media that way.
     
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    Yes, it is possible, Although I can't give you instructions for Windows...
     
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    Do you have Vista if so you can probably shrink the NTFS partition from right click on my computer and going to the MANAGE option. Go to disk management and there should be an option to shrink the parition.

    If you have XP like me find a program like Partition Magic. Use Partition Magic to shrink the NTFS partition and then use the now unparitioned space to create a NEW FAT32 one. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]