Using macbook formatted external with xbox 360?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by foxhunt, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. foxhunt macrumors newbie

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    I want to use my Macbook pro formatted 500GB external harddrive with my Xbox 360 to display various media on a TV, but to do so I have to supposedly erase the contents whenever I connect to said 360 and reconfigure.
    I put the now-erased xbox formatted external into the macbook and it says I have to erase the xbox format from it. I know theres a may to do this correctly and have the external work on both devices.
    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    Pretty sure that an external drive formatted as FAT32 should work for both the XBox and your Mac.
     
  3. MacBH928 macrumors 68020

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    While what you say is correct, FAT32 can not send and recieve file larger than 4gb , what is probably any HD movie.
    exFAt can but zi am not sure if it will work on the XBOX and mac.

    Maybe you should try formating a usb thumb drive first to chevk if it works
     

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