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I bought a 360 4GB slim a month ago just because my cousin wanted to play games with me so I went out and gt myself a 4Gb slim. Right now I am playing all my games from the DVD drive since I dont have anything big enough to install anything.

I am looking for a Cheaper 360 slim HDD 250GB. I was going to buy the official one but man 130.00 is nuts.

I was looking at this drive from the Reviews it seems to be really reliable. What do you think. Its under $40.00

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/250G-Hard-Disk-Drive-Microsoft/product-reviews/B004GX4864/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1"]Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: 250G HDD Hard Disk Drive For Microsoft Xbox 360 Slim[/ame]
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It's $15 more, but just get this and enjoy the extra performance and reliability.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136279
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ok thanks
Edited by 4LC4PON3 - 10/17/11 at 3:53pm
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there are alot of tutorials explaining how to make your own drives, which is what i recommend, search

also many drives you buy are gonna be Scorpio blues, for only $5-8 bucks more, yo ucan get a 320gb scorpio black which will shave some seconds off loading times, even more with games liek fable or forza

http://www.overclock.net/xbox/1119774-never-buy-ms-360-hdd.html
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if you have an extra hardrive from the older xbox 360 you can pop the hardrive out of that and use it on the new one
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ThePhlood;15362724 
if you have an extra hardrive from the older xbox 360 you can pop the hardrive out of that and use it on the new one

I ended up finding a friend who had a 250GB 360 HDD that he did not want so he sold it to me for 15.00 I know its not a Scorpio Black but for $15.00 who is gonna complain.

I did have to crack open the casing since its an older model HDD . A pain but it worked
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ThePhlood;15362724 
if you have an extra hardrive from the older xbox 360 you can pop the hardrive out of that and use it on the new one

x2. Just put some foam around the bare drive and pop it in there. It uses a standard SATA connection. EBay also has some cheap slim 250GB drives from what I have seen.
Edited by TheSchlaf - 10/19/11 at 8:18am
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I'm thinking about doing this too. What do you guys suggest in terms of performance? I was going to get a 4GB Slim and get something that is a lot faster than what I could get with a Flash Drive or a External HDD...thoughts?
    
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Buy a Scorpio Black if you're looking for performance. I went with a Scorpio Blue because loading times don't mean much to me. If you want it as cheap as possible, look for a used one and just use HDDHackr to make your own Xbox hard drive. My 250 GB hard drive in my Xbox cost me $40 only.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Smallville;15491083 
Buy a Scorpio Black if you're looking for performance. I went with a Scorpio Blue because loading times don't mean much to me. If you want it as cheap as possible, look for a used one and just use HDDHackr to make your own Xbox hard drive. My 250 GB hard drive in my Xbox cost me $40 only.

I only need about 30-60gb of room. I was thinking of getting a SSD, putting it in an enclosure and using it through one of the USB ports? If not, do you think getting a 250gb HDD would work as fast? Would I have to void the warranty? Or could I just use the SATA slot like everyone has been talking about?

I install my games onto my HDD BTW.
    
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