Can I connect an external USB drive to the xbox?

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Can I connect an external USB drive to the xbox?

Post by Ash123 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:50 am

Maybe a dumb question but is it possible to use an external USB hard drive with XBMC4XBOX?

Basically I have a 3TB USB drive with all my video files on it. If I connect it to the xbox via a joypad to usb lead will the files show up in XBMC?

The reason I ask is that i'm tired of FTPing files over to the XBOX all the time, it takes too long.

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Re: Can I connect an external USB drive to the xbox?

Post by sixties keith » Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:37 am

Nope mate sorry only up to a 4gb usb stick will work due to the fatx limitation. However if you have alot of files why not share it to the xbox via shared folder (windows smb) from your computer. you can also share the hdd over the network, something i do with my own 1tb external hdd :D Hope this helps
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Re: Can I connect an external USB drive to the xbox?

Post by zxcvbnm » Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:51 pm

^ sixties keith is correct. And also the 4GB limitation isn't the biggest issue here but rather that the Xbox only reads FATX, a whole different file system, compared to FAT32 which USB flash drives usually would be.

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Re: Can I connect an external USB drive to the xbox?

Post by Ash123 » Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:00 am

OK Thanks for the info. Thought it might not be possible. I'll look into the shared folder option via windows. Thanks.

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Re: Can I connect an external USB drive to the xbox?

Post by fxmech » Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:26 pm

zxcvbnm wrote:^ sixties keith is correct. And also the 4GB limitation isn't the biggest issue here but rather that the Xbox only reads FATX, a whole different file system, compared to FAT32 which USB flash drives usually would be.
XBMC can read FAT32 and FATX formatted drives. It can only write to FATX.

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Re: Can I connect an external USB drive to the xbox?

Post by Kinstinct2 » Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:44 am

What Fxmech said is QFT, also leaving in usb/flash/hdd connected devices during boot caused the format of device to fatx iirc. Also usb 1 speeds is useless for high bitrate video, so unless pictures/music/saves stick to internal hdd and/or stream

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