How to connect an external hard drive to an Xbox

It sounds like it would be pretty simple to connect an external hard drive to your Xbox. Take a USB cable and plug it in to both devices, right? Wrong, as I found out.

I wanted to hook up our 1TB hard drive with all the movies and TV shows on it, as well as my music and pictures, but when I plugged it into one of the front USB ports nothing at all happened. I tried a back port, but the Xbox remained sullen and unresponsive. Continue reading “How to connect an external hard drive to an Xbox”