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My roommate has a 4gb 360 and he wants a hard drive in anticipation of gta v. The Microsoft brand ones are stupid expensive but I haven't heard of any of the other brands and have seen some bad reviews. Anyone aware of one that is reliable and affordable?
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Any 2.5" SATA drive will work.
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Any 2.5" SATA drive will work.

They are the same form factor as regular 2.5'' drives?
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yep.
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If you want to install it into the normal HD enclosure you will need to flash the drive using HDDHackr, and it can't be any old hard drive.

If you just want to connect it through the USB port, it doesn't have to be anything in particular. It will obviously be much slower, though.
post #6 of 15
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Any 2.5" SATA drive will work.

Are you sure about that? Unless it has changed recently, that won't work.
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They are the same form factor as regular 2.5'' drives?
Yep. Ive used a 500gb 360 drive in my desktop pc before. About the same performance as a WD Blue except ran hotter because of the enclosure.
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post #8 of 15
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If you want to install it into the normal HD enclosure you will need to flash the drive using HDDHackr, and it can't be any old hard drive.

If you just want to connect it through the USB port, it doesn't have to be anything in particular. It will obviously be much slower, though.

Hmm.. I wouldn't doubt that's the case with the older Xboxes, but he said it's a 4 GB model, which would imply that it's a newer Xbox slim model, in which case the HDD has no external enclosure- it's literally just a 2.5" HDD, and with thr newer BIOS, I would believe the newer Xboxes can easily format an HDD to use it, though I could just as easily be wrong about that. I do know that the link you posted is from '09, and even the Xbox software has come a long way since then.
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post #9 of 15
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Hmm.. I wouldn't doubt that's the case with the older Xboxes, but he said it's a 4 GB model, which would imply that it's a newer Xbox slim model, in which case the HDD has no external enclosure- it's literally just a 2.5" HDD, and with thr newer BIOS, I would believe the newer Xboxes can easily format an HDD to use it, though I could just as easily be wrong about that. I do know that the link you posted is from '09, and even the Xbox software has come a long way since then.

Last edit was March of this year, also note the newer hard drive models as that's another give. I'm pretty sure you still need to flash the drives, I feel like I would have heard about something as big as that. I also have a new Slim model and have a flashed 250GB 7200 RPM WD in mine.
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Last edit was March of this year, also note the newer hard drive models as that's another give. I'm pretty sure you still need to flash the drives, I feel like I would have heard about something as big as that. I also have a new Slim model and have a flashed 250GB 7200 RPM WD in mine.

Noted. So to the OP, stay away from the hitachi and seagate models (stick to the scorpios, which are in most OEM laptops I've seen anyway), and flash it following the link MadMan posted, and you're good biggrin.gif.
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