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Second hand external hard drive for Xbox one?

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NikosUncle
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#1

Posted A week ago

I've purchased a second hand western digital my passport external hard drive. I'm assuming it's formatted for pc media files will I be able to reformat it for Xbox one? I've read a lot about reformatting from Xbox to pc but not the other way around.

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Posted A week ago Edited by ΣΓ, A week ago.

I'm pretty sure Xbox has been using NTFS from day one but the HDDs are locked once your console formats them. You should be able to plug it in and format it on the Xbox. You wouldn't be able to format it beforehand for Xbox use on PC (at least not officially).

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Posted A week ago

According to the Xbox support page; to use the drive for games and apps the drive must be 250GB and USB3.0, other wise it'll only see it as media storage.


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Posted A week ago

That must be outdated. Digital Foundry did tests with various HDDs and SSDs.





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