xbox one hard drive formatting
How do I format a new internal hard drive to work for xbox one?
I had this question as well.
Seems that it is rather cumbersome to swap the harddrive, not to mention that it's unclear yet if it might get you banned in the future. Response from Microsoft and their support was pretty clear: it violates their user agreement (you're not allowed to modified the XBox One), so I ended up buying a cheap Western Digital 2Tb USB 3.0 drive (like this one) and am using that right now - works like a charm by the way.
After having bought that one, I did notice a possible more elegant option with this hard drive enclosure which is said to attach nicely to the XBox One.
Not the answer I was looking for, but it is what I've decided to do ....
Hope this helps.
ooh my good lord ,you guys seem way smarter than me 'cuz when had a probem w/HDD I went and bought a SEAGATE "3tb" PLUG nPLAY for $99 cnd no muss no fuss, truly plug&play it took longer to unwrap than it did to set up. Im writing this on my xb1's browser, now it works great ... but whad do I know ... good luck guys
I know this question is kind of old but, for those of you who are not linux guru's (me) there is a windows based program that will allow you to partition and format a new hdd for an xbox one. The program is called xboxonehdd-master. you will also need the OSU1 from xbox one website.
I am in agreement with you that it's "my hardware", but if you read their agreement (mostly aiming at XBox Live I assume) one could assume that modifying hardware might result in getting banned from XBox Live.
I guess that's the big deal for most users.
Granted, replacing a hard drive with a larger model should not be a problem in my opinion, but ... Microsoft could take it as an excuse in the future to block you, or not.
See: [http://Software License Terms|https://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-one/...]
1. (c) “Authorized Accessory” means a Microsoft branded Xbox One, Xbox 360 or Xbox hardware accessory, and/or a Microsoft licensed, third-party branded, Xbox One, Xbox 360 or Xbox hardware accessory whose packaging bears the official “Licensed for Xbox” and/or the “Designed for Xbox” logo.
2. (i) You will not use Unauthorized Accessories or Unauthorized Games. They may not work or may stop working permanently after an Xbox Software update.
2. (iii) You will not attempt to defeat or circumvent any Xbox Console, Kinect Sensor or Authorized Accessory technical limitation, security, or anti-piracy system. If You do, Your Xbox Console, Kinect Sensor or Authorized Accessory may stop working permanently at that time or after a later Xbox Software update.
Thank you for the clarification :-)
I agree that shooting from the hip is not a good approach - I did however, contact Microsoft before I wanted to start replacing my hard-drive and did get the answer (my first post) that it would violate the XBox-live agreement. It was not their legal department though, but their tech support (who might have gotten the instructions by their "boss" to always give that answer, true or not).
I also agree that it's "my" hardware, so I should have the freedom to do what I like, unless it's to intentionally harm a company (like Microsoft) financially (ie. illegal games etc), and not have to be ripped off for something that should have been possible/there to begin with.
Anyhow; thanks again for the clarification - no offense taken. :-)
I too am having one heck of a time. I bought an xbox one 500 GB from ebay that had one of the E200 error codes. I've been trying for over a week to get this thing working, following all of the wiki's/posts out on the internet. I am successfully able to format/repartition the drive using Ubuntu and the scripts/tools. the "drives" application reports a SMART status of OK. However, anytime I have either put the contents of the OSUDT2 files on either the newly formatted drive in the A and B folders per the instructions, or a flash drive, I receive an error. My latest attempt was to simply format/partition/unmount the HDD in Ubuntu and then install the blank but newly formatted/partitioned drive in the xbox and install the OSUDT2 file from MSFT via a USB drive. Yes I ran that script that says "are you sure you want to make this an xbox HDD?" The console was able to install the update and reboot, but during the "applying update" phase it reached 66% then threw the "something went wrong" page and error E200 again. I'm going to try using the factory reset via USB on it next.
Do these consoles have the ability to format/partition a bare drive on there own? I would think the easiest approach from MSFT, would be if a drive failed, simply take it apart, put in a new drive of the same size, reassemble, then run the OSUDT file from USB to re-install the OS - but alas, it doesn't appear that works.