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xKEY quesetion

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Modding & Hacking' started by Just10Jor, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. Just10Jor

    Just10Jor Member

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    Just got my xKEY today but when I go to use it, it doesnt detect my external drive. I have a seagate 3TB 3.0 usb and I'm thinking that's the reason why it isn't picking it up. Does anyone have any insight on this? Thanks in advance
     
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    I have a Western Digital 2TB, USB 3.0 external and mine works fine. However, there are a few external hard drives that I've tried and that my friends have tried which the xkey would not recognize. It's kind of luck of the draw, I think, when it comes to which will work. Are you sure you have everything with the xkey installed correctly? Thumb drives have always worked for me. You should get a little thumb drive and put a game on there just to see if it will recognize that.
     
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    always make sure your hd has a power source not running power of usb,that helps
     
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    from what i have read, the xkey will only recognize up to 2 TB. so if you are using a 3TB drive then you have to create a 2TB partition as the main for it to work.
     
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    I think it might be what infam0us is talking about. I split the drive right down the middle (1.5 tb each) and nothing. Tried multiple formats when partitioning and still got nothing. I figured there was enough power going to it because the light to external was on and i heard it starting up. I'll need to go out and get a powered USB hub or something and see how that pans out.

    Other then that, it works fine with other externals/flash drives. If the usb hub doesnt work ill just chalk this up a L in the loss column
     
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    yea try a power source u can always get one cheap,let me know how it goes
     
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    You need to have the drive formatted with EXT, not FAT32 or NTFS. Format it to EXT4 using gparted.
     
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    mines on ntfs no problem at all, 1.5 verbatim powered external hdd
     
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    ntfs here too
     
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    NTFS works, but it's not preferred. EXT will give the best performance.
     
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    my buddy had same problem ..you probably will have to purchase a hd with external power ...thanks mod i changed my format to ex and way faster
     
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    There is a new update out for the xkey. 1.27 which addresses some of the size issues.
     
  13. infam0us

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    any bugs?
     
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    no bugs, works fine
     
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