I Need Gamer Help

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by mc0527, Sep 14, 2013.

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    My son just bought SW Battlefield II but it would not play due to lack of memory. I bought an additional SeaGate 300GB ext HD, but it still won't play leaving a message I need to use an official Microsoft xbox HD and leaving a very disappointed 10 yr old. Everyone I asked said it should work, what am I missing? Any help would be appreciated.
     
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    You'll have to format the external HDD on the xbox to use it for storage.

    However, just go and buy a second hand 250 GB HDD (for xbox that is)
    That way you can install games on the internal drive to decrease loading times
     
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    Thanks but I already bought the ext hd and would like to not spend more money
    Thanks for your reply, but I already bought the ext hd and don't want to spend more money on an add'l hd. once formatted, do i need to download special drivers or can i plug and play?
     
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    The 360 only can see a max of 32GB of your HDD and use it as savegame memory/DLC memory.
    It's plug and play yes.

    But in all honesty, you're far better off with an original MS issued harddisk.
    What 360 do you have?
    Slim? Phat?
     
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    First, thanks for your replies. It is a slim version. Why would it recognize an original MS hd of 250GB and not a third party, Seagate 300 GB hd? Can i use this hd in a MS xbox 360 case
     
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    No problem.

    Cause a Xbox HDD is formatted to FATX (which is a partition table not recognized by Windows/Linux/Mac OS) and it has a Security Sector on the drive which tells the 360 it's an official Harddisk.
    Nope, you can't use it.
    Seeing it's not a Western Digital Blue drive (which is hackable to accept a Xbox SS.bin)
     
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    Ok I give up. I have been trying to find a way to use this ext hd (Seagate 300 gb) but i am going to have to yield to MS and buy their HD. I will continue my steep xbox technology learning curve. Thanks.
     
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    Alright.
    Make sure it's an official Xbox HDD.
    Unlicensed Xbox HDD's will also work but they don't have the emulator for Xbox 1 games on it.
    (no I'm not talking about external harddisks)