XBOX One External Storage Device Converter

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By GaryOPA on May 27, 2014 at 9:54 AM
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    Neat PC Utility in advance of big June XB1 Update

    Coming in June is major Xbox One dashboard update, and with it comes the feature of 'External Storage' but the drives are reformatted for XB1 use only, with this utility you can switch back and forth.

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    One problem with the upcoming XB1 external storage feature is that it reformats your USB HDD to its own format system.

    With this cool new PC utility you can switch your drive back to access the stored data on your PC and switch to back to XBOX mode.

    Enjoy!

    NEWS SOURCE: Xbox NFO #2337 (via) XBINS

    Our thanks to 'Iriez' for this news item!
     

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      Making it easier for you smart moders to patch games so they can play pirated games:). hope they do it.
       
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      Its obvious that Xbone would use custom filesystem, but Wii U also do that of course.

      That doesen't matter. Whats matter is that you get loads of extra space which is the point in the first place.
       
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      As far as I know it will use normal ones just reformat, but microsoft is planning on launching their own brand.
       
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      update will be available only at June , and he make the app already... hmm. got access from inside ?
       
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      From what Microsoft as said you can use both of the Xbox ones usb's for storage, so there's no fear of you ever running out of space :)
       
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      Is this real? This mode switching sounds really weird. Also if the PC sees such a HDD as unformatted/need to reformat, ok. But if the console can't detect the wrong mode and tell you about it, that's just plain wrong.

      Well, it's still better than Sony's approach on storage.
       
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      This is just so it can be read on the pc after being formatted on the xb1. sounds like some think this is a offical m$ software and maybe the picture of the dongle is confusing people...
       
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      Hehe..You are fast. I totally rewrote that post, because i misunderstood something.
      Check the post you replied to. :)
       
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      Isn't sata faster then usb 3? lets hope they program it right to make it no difference at all.
       
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      By default, the drive only works with the consoles and the mode switching app has nothing to do with nor is sanctioned by MS.

      That is a 3rd party app to allow future owners of the drive to access it's contents from a PC.
       
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      Does anyone think it will ever be possible to take your offline profile on an XBOX 360 and transfer it over to XBOX One? For example if I play my 360 offline and get achievements, I want to be able to update my profile online without actually connecting the 360. I use to be able to do this between two 360's but not with the offline 360 and online XBONE. THanks.
       
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      People in the Xbox One beta program have access to it already, i can confirm the app works as described.

      Have a look at my tutorial on How to copy files to and from an Xbox One USB Formatted hard drive using a Windows PC

      The drive is basically NTFS formatted, however the MBR is changed so Windows cant access the drive by default. An app has already been released that basically put the drive in a state where Windows can read it, then changes the MBR back to a state so the Xbox One can read it again.

      In doing so you can copy Xbox One apps / games / demos to your PC, just like with the Xbox 360. I could not get the Xbox One to read any audio / video files off the drive however.

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      Im currently testing the new dashboard with usb hdd support, working great.

      MS said they will address the issue of using the HDD for other storage such a media files.
       
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      New release available: Version 1.1
      Changes
      - Ability for creation of new storage devices allowing people without the June System Preview update to make use of external storage!
      - Ability for USB 2.0 drives to be used with the console.
      - Capability to create multiple partitions on a single drive for use with the XBOX One.

      https://mega.co.nz/#!RkI3iZzC!smAnkD7VnZEoHlJcL07UYk46Cn-8qVw1UNGq4avr_Xg
       
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