Step 2: Formating

Picture of Formating
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To format your hard drive for the 360:

Open the application "Disk Utility" (it's under the utilities tab in your applications folder. Picture 1)

With disk utility open, select your hard drive model; not the name you've given it, just the model...

Then, select the partition tab... Picture 2

Now, you should see a drop down menu labeled "Volume Scheme."

This menu is were you choose how many partitions you want on you hard drive.

My drive is pretty big so I chose three partitions..

Chose your desired size of your partition.

Then, in the drop down menu labeled "Format" select "MS-DOS (FAT)" for your 360's partition;
you can choose different formats for other partitions.

Hit Apply...
Deus6 years ago
best format it (since you have a mac) HFS+, because it supports files bigger than 4 gb and most HD movies are >4gb
Does the 360 support HFS+? if not, then you should probably just go with FAT32 instead of FAT. Better yet, if you can get ahold of a linux LiveCD (Not hard) format it in XFS!
I'm not sure about support for XFS, what I do know is that HFS+ and FAT32 are supported. It doesn't even support NTFS, which I find kinda weird

Really? That's weird considering they are MS. Wasn't XFS what the original Xbox used?

After lots of research, xbox 360 will only support FAT32 and HFS+.