Xbox 360 Compatible USB Flash Drives
My Xbox 360 profile was on a 512MB memory unit and with the USB flash drive update to the system, I figured it was time to move on up.
Xbox 360 has some sort of “test” it runs USB drives through to determine if the drive “meets recommendations” or is “below recommended performance.” If it’s below the recommended performance, you’ll supposedly get degraded experiences in loading/saving games, reading your profile information from the drive, etc. Unfortunately, the Xbox 360 storage page really doesn’t tell you which drives work other than their Xbox 360 branded drives.
To that end, I tried a couple of drives and found one that worked (the Lexar JumpDrive Firefly) and one that didn’t (SanDisk Cruzer). I figure I’ll put that info here, and if there are people who have experiences they want to contribute, I’ll add it. Send me a link to the drive on Amazon or whatever and whether or not it “met the recommendations.”
Prices listed are current as of the day I added the drive to the list.
|16GB||SanDisk Cruzer Fit 16 GB USB Flash Drive SDCZ33-016G-B35||$12.19||Amazon||7/8/2013|
|16GB||Lexar JumpDrive TwistTurn 16 GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive LJDTT16GASBNA||$12.98||Amazon||11/1/2012|
|16GB||Corsair Flash Voyager 16 GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive CMFUSB2.0-16GB||$15.00||Amazon||5/10/2012|
|16GB||PNY Mini Attaché 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive P-FD16G/MINI-EF||$17.00||Amazon||2/21/2012|
|16GB||Lexar JumpDrive TwistTurn 16 GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive LJDTT16GASBNA||$22.99||Amazon||8/8/2011|
|16GB||Kingston DataTraveler C10||$30.99||Amazon / NewEgg||7/29/2010|
|16GB||Lexar JumpDrive Firefly LJDFF16GASBNA||$39.22||Amazon||7/29/2010|
|16GB||Patriot Xporter XT Boost PEF16GUSB||$42.99||Amazon / NewEgg||7/29/2010|
|16GB||SanDisk Xbox 360 Drive||$57.85||Amazon||7/29/2010|
|16GB||Sony USM-16W/B 16GB MicroVault Compact Metal USB Flash Drive||8/18/2014|
|8GB||SanDisk Xbox 360 Drive||$31.45||Amazon||7/29/2010|
|8GB||Kingston Digital DataTraveler 100 Generation2 DT100G2/8GBZ||$7.99||Amazon||2/6/2012|
|4GB||Kingston DataTraveler 101 DT101Y/4GB||$9.99||Amazon / NewEgg||7/29/2010|
|2GB||Sandisk Cruzer Micro SDCZ4-2048-A11||$25.00||Amazon||5/20/2011|
|16GB||7dayshop Memory - USB 2.0 Flash / Key Drive||£12.99||7dayshop||5/20/2011|
|16GB||SanDisk Cruzer SDCZ36-016G-A11||$37.99||Amazon||7/29/2010|
|8GB||LaCie iamaKey 8 GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive 130870||$26.99||Amazon||12/2/2011|
|8GB||Sandisk Cruzer Micro SDCZ6-8192-A11||$9.99||Amazon||5/20/2011|
|8GB||Dane-Elec zMate Pen USB Drive 8GB Ref DA-ZMP-8192T-R||£16.98||Amazon||5/20/2011|
|4GB||Sandisk Cruzer Micro SDCZ6-4096-A11||$6.99||Amazon||5/20/2011|
|4GB||PNY Attache P-FD4GBATT03-EFM1||$7.99||Amazon||5/24/2011|
|4GB||SanDisk Cruzer SDCZ36-004G-A11||$9.99||Amazon / NewEgg||7/29/2010|
|4GB||Geek Squad GS-4GB10||$27.99||Best Buy||8/19/2010|
|4GB||PNY P-FDU4GBSV-EF/GRY Micro Swivel 1||$31.20||Amazon||9/21/2011|
|? (not reported)||Emtec S300 Thin Series||$14.49 and up||Amazon||1/19/2011|
1 The drive failed the original configuration but on subsequent attempts succeeded.
Again, if you find one that works or one that doesn’t, or if you’re using one of the above and can confirm functionality, leave a comment or use the contact link on the site to send me a note and a link to the drive on Amazon or whatever. In the event where someone finds a drive that works and someone else finds that same drive doesn’t work, I’ll probably put it on the “fails” list. Better a drive that works for everyone than one that works for “some people.”
Note: Some folks have found that the first time you plug the drive in and test it, Xbox 360 says the drive passes, but on subsequent tests it fails. I’ll move those drives from the “pass” to “fail” tables as they’re discovered.