How to Make a FATX Drive

By J.S. Copper

Updated September 22, 2017

FATX is a modified version of the FAT32 file system format. The FATX file system format is used on the Xbox 360 console. Despite both being Microsoft products, the FATX file system is unrecognizable by the Windows operating system. In order to format a drive in the FATX format, you’ll need to do so on the Xbox 360 console itself. Once formatted, it can be used as a storage device for the console.

Insert the USB drive into an open USB port on the Xbox 360 console.

Select “My Xbox,” then “System Settings” from the Xbox 360 dashboard.

Select “Memory,” then “USB Storage Device,” and select the connected USB drive.

Select “Configure Now” and confirm the action. The Xbox 360 will format the USB drive in the FATX format, for use with the console.