Install a Flash Drive As a Memory Unit on the XBOX 360

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Intro: Install a Flash Drive As a Memory Unit on the XBOX 360

Many people don't know this, but if you don't buy an XBOX 360 with a hard drive there is a simple and cheap(ish) alternative to buying a $50-100 hard drive and installing it. There are many flash drives that you can buy and use on your XBOX for storage. The one I have for my own XBOX has 16-20 (a lot) GB of memory, and it was about $20 on Amazon. There is one problem, though. Certain flash drives, i.e. mine, won't fit into any of the USB ports on the console. This instructable will show you how to solve this problem.

Step 1: Try Out the Flash Drive.

First, see if your drive fits into any of the ports. The problem is that the USB ports are located in an indentation in the back of the console, and the exterior design of the drive might not fit into such a narrow space. If your flash drive fits into the port, then my work here is done. If not, read on.

Step 2: Get an Extension Cable.

See if you have a USB extension cable lying around. If not, buy one and make sure it fits the indentation in the back of the console.

Step 3: Connect.

Plug the drive into one end of the cable, and plug the other end into the USB port on the XBOX. It should show up as a second memory unit when managing your storage. Thanks for reading, and check out my other instructables on an Altoids tin matchbox, downloading Call of Duty DLC, and more.

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    8 Discussions

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    Zeroguyas

    2 years ago

    i'm using a 12 gb flash drive, about to be using my 32 gb soon

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    DanielC191

    2 years ago

    Can you use any memory stick for 360 slim,or dies it have to be a certain one

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    BadZombie

    3 years ago on Introduction

    on my last comment does any know if you can use more that 16GB.

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    BadZombie

    3 years ago on Introduction

    the place where they get you is, you can only use 16GB at a time.

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    lukas rider

    5 years ago on Introduction

    i used the front usb ports for my xbox and i still can download any addon content