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WD Scorpio Blue 250GB - PS3 + Xbox 360 £26.58 @ SCAN

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This is the infamous Western Digital Scorpio Blue hard drive, that will fit into both the PS3, 360 and 360 slim (and of course PC), for just £26.58.

To get this working with the Xbox does take some computer trickery, but you really only have to just follow a tutorial.

Much cheaper then shelling out £75~ for an official one!

Delivery is free if you are an AVForum member, http://www.avforums.com/forums/scan_offer.php

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#2
Good deal, I bought one a couple of week ago at scan for 28.55 I think.
1 Like #3
The exact same model (WD2500BEVT) is cheaper at CCL when including P&P charges.

£26.58 + delivery = £36.17 @ Scan.co.uk

£29.82 + £2.34 delivery = £32.16 @ CCL

See here...
http://www.cclonline.com/product-info.asp?id=26914
#4
Thats a good deal, but quite a few members here, are also members of AVForums, so they will get free next day delivery.

Edited By: Bomster on Jan 23, 2011 16:58: ..
2 Likes #5
Amazing deal!

Free Next Day Delivery can't be beat :D
#6
Or Ebuyer (£30.35) £33.33 5 day delivery seeing as CCL stock is low

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/150513

Am tempted seeing as son is moaning about space on his xbox slim
#7
Just bought the 500GB version the other day for £42 from BTshop including delivery.

Good drive some people say that it makes your PS3 sound a bit louder with this drive in but I haven't noticed a difference at all :)
#8
sorry, comment on wrong thread. doh

Edited By: PR1 on Jan 23, 2011 15:54
#9
There isn't a way to make this work in the non-slim X360 is there?
1 Like #10
Read the guide Bomster posted first part is non slim model
#11
great deal... any chance of getting banned from xbl for doing this or is it safe?
#12
http://www.ziggypiggy.co.uk/index.php?loadpage=./includes/articleblock.php&articlecat=8

How to hack it in your XBOX slim.........totally safe works a treat! Bit of a no brainer really
#13
coalfield
great deal... any chance of getting banned from xbl for doing this or is it safe?


There is no risk at the moment, but I can't promise you in the future that won't change. That chances are very slim though. If M$ did start banning, 1) It would most likely be a console ban, not an account ban, 2) They would seriously **** off their community just a few years prior to the next generation of consoles.

It is important to note, that doing this is just the same as breaking open a 'fat' Xbox's hard drive and then inserting it into a slim in terms of possible bans in the future.

All in all, I really do doubt they will start banning people for this.
#14
Forgot to mention get the enclosure for this at dealextreme for about £4 delivered, it then fits the xbox nice and snug!
#15
Sounds good , my elite seems to be on the way out it keeps freezing
#16
It's actually misleading to say this is suitable for PCs, as it is a 2.5" drive. You'll need special hardware to screw it into the PC case, plus the interface is different, so you won't be able to plug it in without an adapter. Perfectly good drive for other purposes, though.
#17
GDB2222
It's actually misleading to say this is suitable for PCs, as it is a 2.5" drive. You'll need special hardware to screw it into the PC case, plus the interface is different, so you won't be able to plug it in without an adapter. Perfectly good drive for other purposes, though.


Yeah, to be honest I jut kind of added it in there. Cheers for the heads up there mate :).
#18
Although, you can just use this to replace a laptop Hard Drive, all the screws and hardware should be easy to swap...

Bomster
GDB2222
It's actually misleading to say this is suitable for PCs, as it is a 2.5" drive. You'll need special hardware to screw it into the PC case, plus the interface is different, so you won't be able to plug it in without an adapter. Perfectly good drive for other purposes, though.


Yeah, to be honest I jut kind of added it in there. Cheers for the heads up there mate :).
#19
GDB2222
It's actually misleading to say this is suitable for PCs, as it is a 2.5" drive. You'll need special hardware to screw it into the PC case, plus the interface is different, so you won't be able to plug it in without an adapter. Perfectly good drive for other purposes, though.


It's a SATA drive. Perfectly fine in any modern PC.
#20
Bomster

It is important to note, that doing this is just the same as breaking open a 'fat' Xbox's hard drive and then inserting it into a slim in terms of possible bans in the future.

All in all, I really do doubt they will start banning people for this.


That's not strictly true. By cracking open your fat drive and reusing it in the slim, you're still using a MS certified drive with its original spec, serial number, etc. When cracking a non-MS 250GB drive, you're overwriting it's bootloader with that of one ripped from a genuine drive, you're effectively cloning an existing 250GB drive, complete with serial number. If MS wanted to, they could ban the serial number of the drive, effectively kicking people who modded their hardware. I'm not saying that this is fair, or even that they will do this, but it is well within their remit (using modded hardware).
#21
wibbleboy
Bomster

It is important to note, that doing this is just the same as breaking open a 'fat' Xbox's hard drive and then inserting it into a slim in terms of possible bans in the future.

All in all, I really do doubt they will start banning people for this.


That's not strictly true. By cracking open your fat drive and reusing it in the slim, you're still using a MS certified drive with its original spec, serial number, etc. When cracking a non-MS 250GB drive, you're overwriting it's bootloader with that of one ripped from a genuine drive, you're effectively cloning an existing 250GB drive, complete with serial number. If MS wanted to, they could ban the serial number of the drive, effectively kicking people who modded their hardware. I'm not saying that this is fair, or even that they will do this, but it is well within their remit (using modded hardware).


Yeah I understand that they are different, but opening up an old HDD is also seen as 'tampering' in M$'s eyes, so they could hypothetically ban you for it.

Anyway, lets just all hope they don't. :)
#22
Ta, bagged one of te cheap enclosures from deal extreme also, so £30 all in!
#23
I have 1 in my PS3, works sweet iplayer and all..!!!!
#24
rst
Ta, bagged one of te cheap enclosures from deal extreme also, so £30 all in!


Tad cheaper then the official one then.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B003VYAX1I/ref=asc_df_B003VYAX1I1838172?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&tag=****&linkCode=asn&creative=22206&creativeASIN=B003VYAX1I

Good man.

Edited By: Bomster on Jan 23, 2011 19:14
#25
GDB2222
It's actually misleading to say this is suitable for PCs, as it is a 2.5" drive. You'll need special hardware to screw it into the PC case, plus the interface is different, so you won't be able to plug it in without an adapter. Perfectly good drive for other purposes, though.


Wrong actually. It uses standard SATA connectors so there's no adaptors required. A 2.5" to 3.5" drive bay adaptor comes in useful for mounting the drive securely, but with nimble fingers and carefully placed screws it's rarely necessary. I've currently got the 320GB version mounted in one of the 5.25" drive bays of my Antec 900 (along with my SSD, which is mounted just above it).

Edited By: satchef1 on Jan 23, 2011 19:44: Reworded
#26
GDB2222
It's actually misleading to say this is suitable for PCs, as it is a 2.5" drive. You'll need special hardware to screw it into the PC case, plus the interface is different, so you won't be able to plug it in without an adapter. Perfectly good drive for other purposes, though.


But it is 100% suitable for PC's! I'm pretty sure that laptops are PC's too and it would fit right into a laptop PC (that obviously takes SATA drives, not IDE).

Do you mean it may cause trouble for people wanting to put this into a DESKTOP PC? Then yes, you will probably require some kind of mounting bracket.

However, the interface is NOT different. Despite the difference in physical size dimensions between 3.5" and 2.5" drives, It is still a plain old SATA interface. It takes a normal SATA data cable and a normal SATA power cable.
#27
Or if you dont fancy doing the work yourself try ebay
http://****.co.uk/External-250GB-Hard-Disk-Drive-Microsoft-Xbox360-UK-/250732250795?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item3a60ce86ab

Edited By: freejack2k on Jan 23, 2011 20:14
#28
ordered one, hope i can suss the hackddr out for my 4gb xbox 360 may go get a enclosure from deal extreame now, for delivery sometime at easter !
#29
this the cheapest hd for a laptop of this size?
#30
That's not strictly true. By cracking open your fat drive and reusing it in the slim, you're still using a MS certified drive with its original spec, serial number, etc. When cracking a non-MS 250GB drive, you're overwriting it's bootloader with that of one ripped from a genuine drive, you're effectively cloning an existing 250GB drive, complete with serial number. If MS wanted to, they could ban the serial number of the drive, effectively kicking people who modded their hardware. I'm not saying that this is fair, or even that they will do this, but it is well within their remit (using modded hardware).


Same reason i didnt do it and just went for the 250gb model. you know what MS are like
#31
Sorry if I misled. I thought the plugs are different on 2.5".
#32
GDB2222
It's actually misleading to say this is suitable for PCs, as it is a 2.5" drive. You'll need special hardware to screw it into the PC case, plus the interface is different, so you won't be able to plug it in without an adapter. Perfectly good drive for other purposes, though.
What do you mean the interface is different? It's a SATA drive - the interface is identical on 2.5" and 3.5" SATA drives. True, a 2.5" drive is a lot smaller than a 3.5" drive so it won't fit comfortably in a desktop PC's 3.5" slot, and you can get an adapter for that, but you won't need an adapter to plug it in - any SATA cable will fit.

EDIT - Sorry, finished reading the thread and this has already been pointed out plenty of times!

Edited By: reddragon105 on Jan 23, 2011 23:09
#33
do they not do any 1tb drives that go in the ps3 ? biggest i can find is 640
#34
brock101
do they not do any 1tb drives that go in the ps3 ? biggest i can find is 640

As far as I know, 640GB is still the largest internal drive for PS3.

You can get larger capacity 2.5" drives, but I believe they are slightly larger in size and will not fit in the PS3. From memory the PS3 needs/can take a 9mm (height) drive, while 1TB+ 2.5" drives are currently 12mm+ (height)?- Don`t quote me on that as its just from memory (it is quite a while since I was looking for a PS3 upgrade).

(I went for the 640GB personally- ample for my purposes).


Edited By: TOO-TIGHT-TO-PAY on Jan 24, 2011 08:39
#35
GDB2222
Sorry if I misled. I thought the plugs are different on 2.5".


Used to be different back in the IDE days, but since SATA has become standard the plugs are the same on both 2.5" and 3.5" drives.

I'm surprised the early 20GB 360s are capable of an upgrade to a drive like this, I had no idea it was possible to DIY! Very interesting info.
#36
Loving AVForums, free next day delivery! DPD rock.
#37
I have a WD2500BEVT here in my hand, i removed it from my partners laptop due to it having errors and wouldn't boot windows. Tried to hack it and got as par as partitions 0/2/3 (?) and wouldn't create them. Trying to software repair it enough to use lol.
1 Like #38
Just wanted to say THANKS to the OP. Drive arrived this morning and my elite is now wearing a 250GB drive.

Tutorial worked fine although I used a memory stick to move anything important from old to new drive. If my Elite dies I will buy a 4GB slim and put the 250GB drive in that.

EDIT, took advantage of free delivery with my AV Forum membership too!

Edited By: TheBiker on Jan 26, 2011 17:52
#39
Received mine, and just successfully flashed it to work with the 360. Better get installing my games!
#40
nice one

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