I bought me a 250gb hardrive for my XBox, believing it would give me more space to save stuff on… well, I was totally wrong.
As it turned out, there is a limit of 16GB on the XBox external drives. The only way to bypass that limit is by buying a genuine hardrive from Microsoft. But that’s a little too expensive for so little space. An Xbox harddrive with 250gb memory costs as much as a normal USB 1TB disk costs… and that is annoying.
Well, I found a nice solution at Digiex.net but I haven’t tried it yet. Maybe I will some day.
‘What I did instead was that I let the XBox create an Xbox storage in my 250GB USB drive. Then I connected the drive to my PC and renamed the hidden folder Xbox360 to Xbox360_primary. After that I connected the drive to the XBox and created a new storage part. The important thing is to use modify, or it will delete everything on the drive.
I created 4 different XBOX folders and now when I feel I need to dump some stuff like demos, pictures or other not-so-important stuff, I dump it to my USB drive. When the drive gets full I simply rename the hidden Xbox360 folder and use one of other folders, or simply create a new one. And when I need to get some files back, I simply rename the folder to something else and change the folder I want to use – to the XBOX name.
Not the best solution, but it works
My drive looks something like this
So when I want to try out a demo I downloaded, I rename the folder Xbox360 to Xbox360_Zune and Xbox360_gamedemos to Xbox360.
The thing is that I will probably use one folder most of the time, but If I need to clean up, then I can easily rename a folder and dump some data there.
As I said, not the best solution but it works…
Maybe some day Microsoft will allow the XBox users to have more than 16gb on the USB drive… I don’t know why they enforced that limit… maybe someone at Microsoft thought “16GB ought to be enough for anybody…” (or was it 640k)