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Anyway to put 2.5" drive into Xbox 360?

post #1 of 18
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I want to buy a 2.5" drive (probably 80GB) and put it into my 4GB Xbox 360 slim. I remember reading that this can be done but I can't find the guide for it.

The HDD needs to be SATA right? Is the default one in the Xbox 5400 RPM or 7200?

So yeah, I can't find the guide. If I remember correctly you needed to download a program and flash your drive for the Xbox to recognize it.
post #2 of 18
The hdd needs to be a western digital. and yes sata. You can get a 5400 or 7200 rpm it does not matter.

The program you need is called "HDDHackr". its a dos based program you put onto a bootable flash drive. have your computer boot the program and have the drive hooked up.

Google hddhackr guide xbox sevensins. i cant remember the exact name of the site but it should come right up . theres a guide with every step there. The whole process takes only 10 min tops. smile.gif

http://www.se7ensins.com/forums/topic/101319-how-to-create-your-own-xbox-360-250gb-harddrive-with-hddhackr-using-a-flash-drive/
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Why does it have to be a WD drive though?

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Originally Posted by ComradeNF;15474964 
Why does it have to be a WD drive though?

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The hddhackr program was made to exclusively hack the firmware of WD

Following supported drives.

* Confirmed HddHacker supports
- WD Scorpio Series BEVS/BEAS
- WD Scorpio Blue Series BEVS/BEVT
- WD Scorpio Black Series BEKT/BJKT
- WD VelociRaptor Series
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This may have changed because I haven't checked in a while but if you use an 80gb hard drive only 60gb will be used because you can only use the hard drive sizes that M$ has made (20gb, 60gb, 120gb, 250gb and 320gb). And if you want to use 60gb you have to get the 60gb hddss.bin file.
 
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post #6 of 18
Mate, purchase a WD Caviar Blue 320GB and you'll be set for life.
http://www.overclock.net/xbox/1119774-never-buy-ms-360-hdd.html

Check this thread out.
I took a WD Caviar Blue I had around and flashed it with the right firmware and BOOM. 320GB HDD. biggrin.gif
post #7 of 18
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Hmm... I might end up buying a WD drive then for this. Is there any chance of Microsoft blocking the Xbox 360 from Xbox live?

Also, can you download demo's with Xbox Live Free?
post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by ComradeNF;15475880 
Hmm... I might end up buying a WD drive then for this. Is there any chance of Microsoft blocking the Xbox 360 from Xbox live?

Also, can you download demo's with Xbox Live Free?

Not that I know of. I've been using mine for about two weeks now and have no problems. I have Halo Reach, BFBC2 and BF3 saved to the HDD plus much more going onto it. But you're lucky if you don't have much stuff. My 20GB drive was full and moving that stuff to the new drive was a PITA.

But not sure. TBH. Getting Gold is worth the money for all the features etc you get.
post #9 of 18
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Sounds good. I guess I will consider doing this then.

Is it wise to buy a used/refurb WD scorpio blue/black off of eBay? Does WD usually have sturdy drives that don't fail easily?
post #10 of 18
WD has never let me down and according to reviews and customer feedback on Tomshardware and Newegg they have fairly low fail-rate. Western Digital is most recommended in my local stores, but don´t know about scorpios and refurbished ones. Would recommend avoiding refurbished and go with the 320gb Blue as is recommended.
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