Can you use an external hard drive to save game data from an Xbox 360?


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Most types of game data can be saved to an Xbox 360 external hard drive. Microsoft sells its own external drive for the system, and there are also aftermarket solutions.

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Microsoft's official external drive for the Xbox 360 is a 320GB media hard drive for the S and E versions of the console. It is available through major retailers and from Microsoft's website. Other types of external hard drives can be connected if a 2010 software update to the console's firmware has been installed. Storing content from the Xbox Live Marketplace, however, requires the creation of a separate 16GB partition.

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