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What is the best way to backup/restore my USB drive that I use for my Xbox? I want to make sure that if the USB drive goes, that I can retrieve my saved games and such onto another USB drive.

I was able to show the content of the drive, however, I wasn't sure if I could simply copy the content onto a Truecrypt volume and be able to restore it from there at a later date.

The file system is not FAT or NTFS, wasn't sure about the impacts of copying from two different file systems... I currently have a DataTraveler G3 16GB.

After a bit of googling, I was able to find this article, mentions an app called USBXtafGUI

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Please note: This is on topic, as the flash drive interfaces with a computer. Please do not vote to close. – bwDraco Dec 1 '12 at 3:07
@TekiusFanatikus - The file ssytem certainly is FAT32 considering the file system that XBOX 360 uses is exactly that. It certains multiple 4GB files as needed. – Ramhound Dec 1 '12 at 8:46
@Ramhound Hrm... I must be confusing it with the original Xbox? Anyways, you were right – TekiusFanatikus Dec 1 '12 at 12:03
@TekiusFanatikus - Its part of the reason you can't use huge flash drivers. They have slowly increased the limits, but there is a reason, the 360 won't use a 3TB drive ( outside of the fact you can't get one in their special hdd case ). – Ramhound Dec 2 '12 at 6:25
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I suppose something like dd on Linux would be able to image the drive, or else you can use ImageUSB on Windows:


A review on this page says it works well with Xbox flash drives.

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Actually, I just tried with dd and nope, it doesn't work. – detly Nov 16 '13 at 23:43

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