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What's the best HDD I can purchase for the Xbox 360 Slim? I don't need more then 250GB.

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Unless they changed it,you can only use official Microsoft hard drives.Just buy a 250 gb.
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Originally Posted by Fishinfan View Post

Unless they changed it,you can only use official Microsoft hard drives.Just buy a 250 gb.
you can just make you own?

using a WD blue I think and a firmware flash
http://www.overclock.net/t/1119774/never-buy-a-ms-360-hdd
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It would be sweet if you could throw an SSD in there, but then again I don't think you'll find better than SATA 1.5Gb/s support in an Xbox
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You can use any 2.5" drives in them as long as you have the plastic enclosure. For my older style xbox, I bought a 20GB xbox HDD and swapped the HDD out for a western digital caviar blue 320GB. I would recommend sticking to 250/320GB HDDs so MS doesnt give you any flak because those are standard sizes for the Xbox. That way they can't even tell you made your own.

Quite honestly, Microsoft doesn't even care about the use of non-microfoft HDDs anymore. Hell, the one that came in it was some cheap 20GB seagate drive. I remember seeing something on their xbox website saying you can use "generic" ones but some features may be disabled. I don't think is true at all since it works just fine for me. But you must have the plastic enclosure because they contain your sata adapters.
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Originally Posted by Shaded War View Post

You can use any 2.5" drives in them as long as you have the plastic enclosure. For my older style xbox, I bought a 20GB xbox HDD and swapped the HDD out for a western digital caviar blue 320GB. I would recommend sticking to 250/320GB HDDs so MS doesnt give you any flak because those are standard sizes for the Xbox. That way they can't even tell you made your own.
Quite honestly, Microsoft doesn't even care about the use of non-microfoft HDDs anymore. Hell, the one that came in it was some cheap 20GB seagate drive. I remember seeing something on their xbox website saying you can use "generic" ones but some features may be disabled. I don't think is true at all since it works just fine for me. But you must have the plastic enclosure because they contain your sata adapters.

You can't use more than 320GB as that is the largest capacity provided by them; which means the firmware that you are flashing TO the drive is a controlling factor in space just as much as the hardware in this situation. It isn't a matter of precaution; it's just not possible. Well, perhaps it's possible, but you'd need a custom firmware and if you think you're going to get anywhere near online with that you'd be wrong.
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You can't use more than 320GB as that is the largest capacity provided by them; which means the firmware that you are flashing TO the drive is a controlling factor in space just as much as the hardware in this situation. It isn't a matter of precaution; it's just not possible. Well, perhaps it's possible, but you'd need a custom firmware and if you think you're going to get anywhere near online with that you'd be wrong.

I'v seen 500GB used in an xbox before. Not sure why he did it, but it's possible.
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I'v seen 500GB used in an xbox before. Not sure why he did it, but it's possible.

That was on a flashed/JTAG/RGH/etc console, though, was it not? I said it wasn't possible to do and still connect to Xbox LIVE, not that it's not possible altogether. Do you have a source for that? I know it's possible, I just don't believe anybody actually did it. The amount of work involved vs the product doesn't seem worth it at all.
post #9 of 12
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Hahaha, I don't think I would use more then 320GB if anything. So I should be good with the 250GB or so.

Thanks for the input everyone!
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Originally Posted by SinX7 View Post

Hahaha, I don't think I would use more then 320GB if anything. So I should be good with the 250GB or so.
Thanks for the input everyone!

I have a 250GB myself. I've installed every game I own as well as have many many arcade and indie games. I don't even think I'm halfway through the storage.
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