I'm going to buy a USB flash drive for Xbox 360 games to install on. I saw a 512 GB USB flash drive 2.0 and I'm going to buy it if I will be able to install Xbox 360 games on it. Can I install Xbox 360 games on more then 32GB USB flash drives?
According to Microsoft, drives need to provide at least 1 GB of storage space and must be formatted using the FAT32 file system. You can format up to 2 TB to use on the Xbox 360. Formatting can be done on the console, so the drive doesn't need to be pre-formatted.
USB minimum requirements
To use a USB flash drive with your console, the USB flash drive must meet these requirements:
- A minimum of 1 GB storage capacity.
- Windows FAT32 file system format
According to the USB flash drive FAQ, you can store everything on your flash drive, excluding games for the original Xbox, which need to be stored on an Xbox 360 Hard Drive instead.
I've been using a 1TB exteral hard disk drive as my memory unit. The system recognizes and allows me to use all of it.
The console will treat USB flash devices the same, but keep in mind that an external hard drive is still very cheap and affordable.