How Many USB Drives Can I Use At Once?

#1 Posted by 1337W422102 (1021 posts) -

Hey duders, sorry if this is a stupid question, but I can't find an answer on the Xbox Support site.
So you can use 16-gig USB flash drives to store stuff, yes?  But how many are you allowed to have plugged into the system at once?  Am I only allowed to use one, or could I jam five drives into all those USB ports?

#2 Posted by 1337W422102 (1021 posts) -

Bueller?  Bueller?

#3 Posted by AndrewB (7686 posts) -

As far as I know, as many as you have USB ports. I only have an ancient 360 dug up from the depths of the red-ring apocalypse with 3 ports, but I've filled them with two USB sticks and a hard drive before.

#4 Posted by OldGuy (1574 posts) -
@1337W422102: Keep plugging them in until you run out of ports... they'll all work.
#5 Posted by 1337W422102 (1021 posts) -
@AndrewB said:

As far as I know, as many as you have USB ports. I only have an ancient 360 dug up from the depths of the red-ring apocalypse with 3 ports, but I've filled them with two USB sticks and a hard drive before.

@OldGuy said:
@1337W422102: Keep plugging them in until you run out of ports... they'll all work.
Thanks, fellas!
#6 Posted by believer258 (12103 posts) -

There are three ports on my Xbox. I would assume this means that I can have three USB flash drives plugged in at any given time. I'm not sure if there are more or less USB ports on any other Xbox.

@1337W422102 said:

Bueller? Bueller?

I think his grandmother died.

(or was it aunt? Damn it, I can't remember)

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#7 Posted by louiedog (2335 posts) -

@OldGuy said:

@1337W422102: Keep plugging them in until you run out of ports... they'll all work.

The USB standard allows for something like 100+ devices to be connected. I wonder how many hubs you could chain together before the 360 says no more.

#8 Posted by 1337W422102 (1021 posts) -
@believer258 said:

There are three ports on my Xbox. I would assume this means that I can have three USB flash drives plugged in at any given time. I'm not sure if there are more or less USB ports on any other Xbox.

@1337W422102 said:

Bueller? Bueller?

I think his grandmother died.

(or was it aunt? Damn it, I can't remember)

The Slim has 5, three in the back, two on the front, so I was just wondering if I could slam in 5 USB drives and call it good.  I think there used to be a limit of 2 USB drives, but I'm probably mistaken.
 
@louiedog said:

@OldGuy said:

@1337W422102: Keep plugging them in until you run out of ports... they'll all work.

The USB standard allows for something like 100+ devices to be connected. I wonder how many hubs you could chain together before the 360 says no more.

Someone should try this, for science.
#9 Edited by Zidd (1857 posts) -

2 drives or 32GB worth I believe

#10 Posted by 1337W422102 (1021 posts) -
@Zidd said:

2 drives or 32GB worth I believe

I thought it was something like that.  I remember reading on their Xbox support site that this was the limit, but I can't find that information there any more, so I assumed it might have changed.  Thanks!
#11 Posted by JasonR86 (9763 posts) -

All of them.

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#12 Posted by HadesTimes (826 posts) -

On my XBOX 360 there are 2 USB ports that acknowledge drives so, that means that you can use up to 2 USB drives totally 16 GB. Unless they have changed the cap since this feature was introduced.

#13 Posted by bobafettjm (1560 posts) -

I thought I remembered something about a limit of two of them as well.

#14 Posted by Branthog (5595 posts) -

USB allows for 127 connected devices, but the 360 would not likely support that many of them (depending on what type of device, since there are power limitations).

#15 Posted by alternate (2719 posts) -

yup, 2, up to 16gb each

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