Mac, XBox and USB 2 Drives

I found this kind of funny. I wanted to use a new terabyte drive I bought and connect it to my XBox. This would allow me to have all of my family pictures, videos, and music connected directly to the xbox – which is great for parties.

Here is the problem. The XBox only recognizes FAT32 drives. The drive came as NTFS formatted. Windows 2000 and Windows XP can not format drives as FAT32 – nice huh! So I connected the drive up to my friends Mac laptop and viola… it formatted the drive to FAT32. I was able to get all of my files copied over and it works great. You can play any music and do a slide show right in your living room.

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