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by: jamvt February 15, 2011 11:10 PM PST

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XBOX 360- External Harddrive

by jamvt - 2/15/11 11:10 PM

Just to preface this entry, in order to attain the appropriate response: I am not too savvy when it comes to technology, but I do have all the normal skills of a young twenties adult of this generation. So when I ask if something is "easy" or "difficult" take that into considertion
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I have a friend with a playstation 3 and he has accumulated thousands of movies and tv series which he keeps on an external hard drive and then plays them through the playstation. I was planning on buying my own external hard drive,getting all his files, and doing the same thing through my 360. Is this a simple act or am I getting in over my head? I am more than willing to sit down and work with it, but I dont want to invest the money if it is going to take all sort of modifications and continuous tinkering. My friends seems to work without a hitch. So I guess what I am asking is is it a simple hookup to play movies through your XBOX 360 off an external harddrive? If so, what harddrive would you suggest and are there any other materials (cords,plug-ins,etc.) I would need?

I appreciate any help I can get on this topic.

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