xBox doesn't recognise external HDDs and sticks.

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Hacking & Homebrew' started by Leterel, Jul 2, 2018.

  1. Leterel
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    The modshop told me I don't need any update btw. I got the newest version of xKey. xKey supports NTFS, FAT32, etc...
    but xBox itself supports only FAT32. That might explain something.

    K. Imma write down from my brain what I got so far for myself:

    #1 Download games to your 2TB NTFS HDD.
    #2 Name the folder on the HDD "games".
    #3 All games come in there. They MUST be .ISO files.
    #4 The HDD must be already running before turning on the xBox.
    #5 Put the USB-Dongle in the nearest outcome of the white cable in that exact USB slot.
    #6 Connect the HDD with the USB-Dongle.
    #7 Turn on the xBox in the xKey mode by either pressing the xBox controller menu button or by pressing the power button on the xBox itself.
    #8 Wait until it's turned on properly.
    #9 Either:A) Open the xBox by pressing "A" on the controller or B) Pushing the "open tray" button on the xBox.
    #10 Repeat #9, so the tray closes digitally and / or physically.
    #11 ??? A "mixed media" disc MUST show up. That is the indicator that it's working ??? <--- Not 100% sure about this.
    #12 Go to "apps" and select the picture app. The HDD should be shown as a media disc. Browse through and select an ISO
    in the "games" folder. By doing so you switch the game.
    #13 You're able to play now.
     
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    That's pretty much it yeh.

    Only factors then is the ribbon cable not being inserted properly or a missing cfg file on the HDD containing games.
     
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    Dumb question, but do you know if the ribbon needs to be a certain side in? Theoretically you can put it in either way. Practically I would have to look up the tutorial in comparison with the xBox we have.

    Where or how do we get the .cfg file on the HDD? Is it just the .cfg file from the firmware? Let's say it's the HDD "X:\games".
    For safety reasons I would drop the xKey Firmware Update in the folder "X:\games" & on "X:\". Or do I need to read out
    specifications of the HDD for the xBox???
     
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    The blue tab should be facing away from the console.

    The cfg file goes on the root of the HDD.
    So do the update files.

    ie. "X:/" is the "root" of a storage medium.
     
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    Everything worked today. The console modder shop today told me what I need. I don't need a .cfg file he said.
    Tomorrow I will test that.

    I will also test if I can use the 4TB external HDD with two 1,9TB big partitions.

    I will post a video later on how I got it working.

    Do you know if I can play old xBox games on there? I don't mean old xBox 360 games. I mean old xBox from the
    first generation of consoles.

    Is it also a big advance if I defragmentate the HDD?
     
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    The cfg file contains parameters which are needed for the operation of the Xkey.
    Namely MenuISO.
    It must be enabled if you want to use it.

    First gen Xbox games...
    I heard about it working but I never tested it meself.
    Got an old Xbox + RGH console for that so eh.

    Uhm, aside from minor speed changes defragging is not really needed.
    A full NTFS drive needs a few minutes to list all the games.
     
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    In all honesty, I understood 10% of what that guy in that video was saying.

    I assume it didn't work for you?
     
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