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Windows 7: External drive not working after format

27 Nov 2012   #1
Noobles

windows 7 64-bit
 
 
External drive not working after format

Hi guys, I have a Buffalo HD-LB3 3TB external harddrive. My main goal is to get it to work with my xbox 360. I was able to get it to work on my blueray player but it is not found by my Xbox. I have formatted it to Fat32 and I have partitioned it into two pieces, 1.8 TB and 1.1 TB. Still nothing is working. Please help me, thank you for your time!


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28 Nov 2012   #2
IIllytch321

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Did you check it for bad sectors/ use a full format?
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28 Nov 2012   #3
Noobles

windows 7 64-bit
 
 

I am not sure, this is my first time doing any sort of formatting. Would you mind explaining how to check for bad sectors. I used EaseUS partition master to change in to Fat32 so im not entirely sure. Thank you for the speedy reply.
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28 Nov 2012   #4
bulletng

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Does it work on your computer? I have no experience with Xbox's but I would try to troubleshoot it on your PC rather than the Xbox.
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28 Nov 2012   #5
patio

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

XBox uses a different file syatem...
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28 Nov 2012   #6
bulletng

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

You should still be able to see it connected. Not to mention that you can use Linux to browse it.
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28 Nov 2012   #7
Noobles

windows 7 64-bit
 
 

It works perfectly fine on my windows 7 64-bit. Online I found many people who have been able to get it to work on a xbox. All they have done is format it in Fat32. Thank you for the responses.
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28 Nov 2012   #8
bulletng

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Maybe that's why it's not working then. From what patio states that Xbox uses a different filesystem it probably shouldn't work on a PC (unless the Filesystem is supported which FAT32 is).
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28 Nov 2012   #9
patio

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

All i know is if you take a HDD out of an existing XBox and try to use it in a PC the drive has to be fixed so it works...
On that note i would think it has to be done in the reverse order for it to work properly...
Disclaimer: Never had an XBox...never will...just going on what i;ve read.
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29 Nov 2012   #10
Noobles

windows 7 64-bit
 
 

So does anyone have any ideas what I should do?
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