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I just recieved my xbox360 120GB hard drive that i won in an auction off e-bay. It was used as stated in the items description. So, I take it out it looks in mint condition. However, while holding it in my hand, it doesn't feel as heavy as a standard hard drive off a computer.

Now, I havent recieved my xbox arcade that I've ordered online yet, and I have no way of testing whether or not this drive works.

I might just be paranoid, but are other hard drive this light? I'm probably going to lose sleep over this thinking that the seller removed the internal contents of this xbox hard drive and all i have is just the plastic case.

(ALSO: the microsoft warranty seal looks to be intact over the security screw, but these days, people can forge that)


Can some one ease my mind here, and tell me if the hard drive is supposed to be this light?


thanks
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Reading this thread I decided to reach over and grab mine....honestly it's not that heavy.

Hopefully you'll be ok
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alright, well thanks for the reply. +rep for you.

can you compare the weight to an actual hard drive and tell me if its lighter?

thanks
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*Smacks head*

Guys, the xBox 360's hard drives are smaller than PC drives, therefore lighter!

EDIT: And yes, mine is quite lighter! They are very small drives, for the thin xBox!
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Originally Posted by subliminally incorrect View Post
I just recieved my xbox360 120GB hard drive that i won in an auction off e-bay. It was used as stated in the items description. So, I take it out it looks in mint condition. However, while holding it in my hand, it doesn't feel as heavy as a standard hard drive off a computer.

Now, I havent recieved my xbox arcade that I've ordered online yet, and I have no way of testing whether or not this drive works.

I might just be paranoid, but are other hard drive this light? I'm probably going to lose sleep over this thinking that the seller removed the internal contents of this xbox hard drive and all i have is just the plastic case.

(ALSO: the microsoft warranty seal looks to be intact over the security screw, but these days, people can forge that)


Can some one ease my mind here, and tell me if the hard drive is supposed to be this light?


thanks
Look at the size of the drive, now look at the drives in your PC.... significant different. The XBox is using a laptop HDD, and they are a good deal lighter than a 3.5" HDD. I wouldn't be concerned about the weight.

EDIT::: You wanted a comparison... I've had the HDD out of my lappy, and held plent of standard HDD... significant weight difference.
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Alrighty! Thanks For The Peace Of Mind!!!! +rep 4 You All!!!
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Yeah it's a 2.5" HDD. I think it uses a SATA interface too.

Quite the little gadget.
    
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I think it uses a SATA interface too.
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Cool, good to know!
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