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Windows 7: 2TB USB3 HDDS acceptable?

28 Dec 2012   #1
maccaquacker

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit, Windows 8 Pro (sometimes)
 
 
2TB USB3 HDDS acceptable?

Hey guys,

Thinking of buying a USB3 external hard drive for both storage&backup and also playing movies through my Xbox. I am aware there is some kind of limitation around the 2TB mark in compatibility with windows, will a 2TB drive work

Also, does anyone know if there are maximum supported storage spaces on the Xbox

Thanks
Macca


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28 Dec 2012   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Macca,

In Windows, it's just that a MBR (default) formatted disk only supports up to 2TB per single partition. While a GPT formatted disk supports up to 256TB per single partition. You don't want to have your Windows disk formatted as GPT since it render Windows unbootable.

Looks like it's only up to 32 GB for Xbox, but you could just create a 32GB partition for it to use.

USB Storage Device Support for Xbox 360 - Xbox.com

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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28 Dec 2012   #3
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Seagate 2TB Is good value at the moment .
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28 Dec 2012   #4
maccaquacker

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit, Windows 8 Pro (sometimes)
 
 

I think that 32 may just be for using it is a game save device, since I've used a 70gb hard drive with no problems, so I guess I could maybe assume it's the same as windows, since it's a Microsoft product.

In summary a 2TB hard drive is guaranteed to work with windows, it isn't a borderline issue?
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28 Dec 2012   #5
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maccaquacker View Post
I think that 32 may just be for using it is a game save device, since I've used a 70gb hard drive with no problems, so I guess I could maybe assume it's the same as windows, since it's a Microsoft product.

In summary a 2TB hard drive is guaranteed to work with windows, it isn't a borderline issue?
Yip I have one works fine .
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29 Dec 2012   #6
maccaquacker

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit, Windows 8 Pro (sometimes)
 
 

Do you have experience using it with an Xbox?
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29 Dec 2012   #7
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Brink is right. The problem people were experiencing was drives larger than 2tb needing GPT formatting when MBR formatting was the norm and using it as a Windows drive.
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