The Xbox 360 Slim only comes with a 4GB hard drive. It fills up faster than you’d think. If you don’t want to spend $100 on the 250GB Xbox drive, you can add a flash drive for additional storage.
Note: The Xbox Slim only supports a flash drive up to 16GB. If you’re a casual gamer like me, this is a great solution.
Insert an empty flash drive into an available USB port on the back of the machine. Here I’m using a 16GB Patriot Xporter Rage flash drive.
Turn on your Xbox, and from the main menu, navigate to My Xbox >> System Settings using your Xbox Controller.
On the System Setting screen select Memory.
On the Storage Devices screen the flash drive will be displayed. Select it.
On the Configure USB Device screen select Configure Now.
A verification message is displayed letting you know all content on the drive will be lost. Select Yes.
Now wait while the flash drive is formatted and configured for storage of your Xbox content.
After the process is complete, you’ll get the following message letting you know the drive is ready to use. Select OK.
Now on the Storage Devices screen, you’ll see your flash drive and the amount of free storage. Select the flash drive.
On the Memory Unit screen you’ll see the drive is empty and ready to store your games and other media.
If you’re a gamer on a budget, adding an external drive to your Xbox is a cheaper solution for extra storage space.