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FATXplorer 3.0 beta 26 – Project Stellar support and more

FATXplorer 3.0 beta 26 is available now and has a few additions worth talking about! First, Project Stellar formatting support has been added. Project Stellar is a new modchip for the original Xbox – it’s loaded with features and now FATXplorer can easily prepare hard-drives for [...]

FATXplorer 3.0 beta 25 – major USB and HDD patch update

FATXplorer 3.0 beta 25 is available now. The main highlight is significant updates to both the USB and HDD patches. Over the past few months, many people have reported problems in a wide range of games. In response to these reports, immense time and effort was put in to investigate and develop [...]

FATXplorer 3.0 beta 22 – 16 TB Xbox 360 Internal HDD support + updated USB patches

When I was in high school, around the time the Xbox 360 JTAG hack became popular, one of the first things I did when I got my console modded was upgrade the internal HDD to a custom 500 GB drive. It was a 500 GB, 7200rpm Hitachi Travelstar. At the time, 250 GB was officially the highest you can [...]

FATXplorer 3.0 beta 21 – new OG Xbox HDD lock/unlock tool + other enhancements

A top ask from the original Xbox community has been to add locking and unlocking support to FATXplorer. Initially this was not thought to be possible on modern Windows OS versions due to security restrictions added by Microsoft. After investigating, workarounds were found to allow restricted [...]

FATXplorer 3.0 beta 20 – 16 TB Xbox 360 USB support + increased USB performance, Titan support

This post was updated on August 9, 2022 to reflect changes made by beta 22 and version 2 of the USB patches. It is an exciting time to be an original Xbox or Xbox 360 enthusiast. 2022 has seen 2 new BIOS releases (Cerbios, Titan) for the original Xbox that add support for up to 16 TB internal [...]

Website Updates

A number of updates to the website were published today: Moved to a new server to address performance issues. The experience on the previous web host was not ideal. Everything loads much faster and more reliably now.The homepage will no longer show full posts. Instead, excerpts are shown and [...]

FATXplorer 3.0 beta 19 – extra large HDD formatting support for OG Xbox

A new BIOS for the original Xbox was recently released: Cerbios. It has many great features, but there is one in particular that is exciting: up to 8 TB HDD support, with the potential of 16 TB in the future. The Cerbios team reached out asking if FATXplorer’s formatting tool could be updated to [...]

FATXplorer 3.0 beta 17 & BSOD

1/5 Update: A hotfix update has been published and rolled out. FATXplorer 3.0 beta 17 was published yesterday. The goal of beta 17 was to upgrade to .NET 6 and make a few other minor changes. Unfortunately, several people reported a Windows BSOD (blue screen of death) occurring during the [...]

FATXplorer 3.0 beta 15 – formatting a file is now supported

FATXplorer 3.0 beta 14 introduced redesigned Formatting Tools, featuring OG Xbox formatting for the first time, and various improvements to Xbox 360 formatting. Beta 15 fixes various issues with the Formatting Tools and also adds a new feature: the ability to format/create a file. Beta 15 is [...]

FATXplorer 3.0 beta 14 – new Formatting Tools for OG Xbox have arrived!

The highly anticipated Original Xbox Formatting Tools have arrived in FATXplorer 3.0 beta 14, which is available for immediate download. The new Formatting Tools FATXplorer has had formatting tools for years, but they are Xbox 360-exclusive. Support for Original Xbox hard-drives and memory [...]
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