Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Buying anything on Amazon? Please use the Geekzone Amazon aff link.




3347 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 209

Moderator
Trusted
Subscriber

Topic # 62732 13-Jun-2010 22:45 Send private message

Hey there

I'm swapping my 360 for a PS3 soon and I'm wondering if there is a way for me to get my save-games and downloaded content off my 360 and onto an external hard drive.  I have quite a few saves that I want to keep as they make a difference to the sequels of the games I play, and I have downloaded a lot of stuff off the Xbox Live Marketplace that I don't want to have to re-download.  This is because I will be getting another 360 in a few months and I want to transfer my stuff back on to it.

Is this possible?  I know the 360 has recently introduced external storage as part of a software update but is this applicable to what I want to to?

Any help appreciated.

G.

Create new topic
32 posts

Geek


  Reply # 341353 14-Jun-2010 00:09 Send private message

You'll need to connect the external HDD to your xbox360. It will then allow you to partition a part of it (up to a maximum of 16GB).
Once that has been done, you can copy any content from the xbox360 HDD onto the external drive, but the partition won't be readable on a PC anymore, so you won't be able to copy off from Xbox360 to PC.

Just be aware that when you get the new Xbox360 that there may be licensing issues, you will prob see that arcade games have become trial versions.
You can get a licensing tool from the Xbox.com website (sorry don't have a link) which will just download a small part of the original content to verify.

Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Netflix officialy launching in NZ in March
Created by jarj, last reply by tdgeek on 21-Nov-2014 19:08 (97 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Current Netflix payment method as of Nov 14 - Cant pay
Created by andynz, last reply by Regs on 24-Nov-2014 17:00 (29 replies)
Pages... 2


Click Monday Deals
Created by mrtoken, last reply by Krishant007 on 24-Nov-2014 17:11 (25 replies)
Pages... 2


Gull Employment Dispute.
Created by networkn, last reply by sir1963 on 24-Nov-2014 17:30 (90 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


SEO spammers
Created by freitasm, last reply by jamesrt on 24-Nov-2014 16:09 (25 replies)
Pages... 2


Free 1gb data with $19 combo until end of Jan 2015 (1.5gb total)
Created by eXDee, last reply by un1qo on 24-Nov-2014 14:51 (21 replies)
Pages... 2


SSD hard drive in aging HTPC disappointingly slow
Created by watman, last reply by joker97 on 23-Nov-2014 22:02 (20 replies)
Pages... 2


To use online streaming do I need to be a geek with unlimited fibre broadband?
Created by Beecee, last reply by littleheaven on 21-Nov-2014 16:12 (21 replies)
Pages... 2



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.