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Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD2500BEVT - 250gb Sata 8mb Cache 2.5" Internal Hard Drive OEM - PS3 + Xbox Slim compatible £27.99 Including Delivery @ Amazon

£27.99 @ Amazon
Great price on this drive. I've just bought one for my XBOX Slim. 250GB is the largest capacity drive you can currently use on it. Have a look here on how to prepare it for the XBOX 360 Slim. …
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6y, 5m agoFound 6 years, 5 months ago
Great price on this drive. I've just bought one for my XBOX Slim. 250GB is the largest capacity drive you can currently use on it.

Have a look here on how to prepare it for the XBOX 360 Slim.

http://digiex.net/computing-section/guides-tutorials/xbox-360-guides/3152-xbox-360-how-hack-250gb-sata-drive-work-xbox-360-xbox-360-slim.html

Cheapest i could find and it includes Super Saver delivery!

-edit- After reading comments posted about this deal, I should clarify that this deal can be bettered in terms of cost per GB but if the purpose of this drive is to add to an XBOX 360 where 250GB is the limit and also in terms of drive compatibility, this deal should prove useful. Perhaps I should have titled the deal a little more carefully but rather than doing that now, I'm just adding this paragraph.
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#1
Voted hot, great if you are after the specific size and make..and cheapest price on this. For those wanting a little more real estate for their cash and have free delivery with Scan then bang for buck the 320GB Samsung drive for the extra £2.30 would be worth it.
#2
cicobuff
Voted hot, great if you are after the specific size and make..and cheapest price on this. For those wanting a little more real estate for their cash and have free delivery with Scan then bang for buck the 320GB Samsung drive for the extra £2.30 would be worth it.

Absolutely :) For the XBOX 360 though, i believe 250GB is the maximum size you can have.
#3
screamingninja
cicobuff
Voted hot, great if you are after the specific size and make..and cheapest price on this. For those wanting a little more real estate for their cash and have free delivery with Scan then bang for buck the 320GB Samsung drive for the extra £2.30 would be worth it.


Absolutely :) For the XBOX 360 though, i believe 250GB is the maximum size you can have.


Yup, which is why I mentioned if you are after the specific size....with the 360 you have to go with the binary file which supports currently a maximum of 250GB, so for that this is a fantastic deal :)
#4
Are you planning on just shoving in the sata drive into the 360, the official drive has an enclosure. At the very least you'll have to leave the 360 horizontal (which I'd suggest anyway), otherwise a jolt might snap the sata connector. It may even snap from the strain of just hanging there in the wide HDD slot
#5
Thanks
4 Likes #6
Below are some pics of the HD in my Xbox Slim. I did it about a month ago and have had no problems whatsoever. This guide is one of the best end user mod guides I've ever seen - it's extremely comprehensive, yet stunningly simple! The only thing it doesn't mention is that WinRAR (available here) or similar is needed to open a RAR file.

1) Tape on the front of the HD
http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af36/djwindhoek/IMG_0515edit.jpg?t=1283674362

2) Tape on the back of the HD
http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af36/djwindhoek/IMG_0516.jpg?t=1283674410

3) HD in Xbox HD slot
http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af36/djwindhoek/IMG_0519.jpg?t=1283674462

4) Foam for stability
http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af36/djwindhoek/IMG_0517.jpg?t=1283674492

5) Foam around HD in the HD slot
http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af36/djwindhoek/IMG_0520.jpg?t=1283674543


P.s. I attached tape to the HD for a controlled drop (+removal) of the HD as the HD slot is too narrow for fingers to guide it all the way in.

P.s.s. Although the foam's depth is only about 5mm and it only holds the HD in place at the edge, it's a solid fit as I wedged it in. I also left a corner of the foam sticking out a bit to make sure I can grip it when I need to take it out.





Edited By: windhoek on Oct 19, 2010 10:56: Adding info.
#7
Nice work windhoek ? :-)
#8
Great price btw! I paid £31.99 for my HD.
#9
I got this drive last year for around £35 and it's been working perfectly ever since in my 360 (phat).

Data transfer can be a real pain in the ass though unless you have a spare caddy to use the official transfer kit.
#10
Wow, I had no idea you could use a regular 2.5" on the slim. Do you still have to flash the firmware on the drive to make it compatible?
#11
Be careful as well if you're buying this for a 360 as not all SATA chipsets are supported by HDDHackr, although most do work.
#12
hero9989
Wow, I had no idea you could use a regular 2.5" on the slim. Do you still have to flash the firmware on the drive to make it compatible?

Yes you do.
#13
dont suppose there is a ps3 guide like the handy 360 guide? Too lazy to check the net ;0)
#14
Hot!!! Same price @ ebuyer, but they want you to pay for delivery! haha "no sale ebuyer!" :p heat added (_;)
#15
cicobuff
screamingninja
cicobuff
Voted hot, great if you are after the specific size and make..and cheapest price on this. For those wanting a little more real estate for their cash and have free delivery with Scan then bang for buck the 320GB Samsung drive for the extra £2.30 would be worth it.
Absolutely :) For the XBOX 360 though, i believe 250GB is the maximum size you can have.
Yup, which is why I mentioned if you are after the specific size....with the 360 you have to go with the binary file which supports currently a maximum of 250GB, so for that this is a fantastic deal :)

Not saying you are saying the Sammy spinpoint m7 320gb drive will work in an xbox 360 but it will not AFAIK you cannot flash this with firmware to make it 360 compatible an 320 BEVT drive by WD yes with a 250gb $$ but not just any drive
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pintofwater
dont suppose there is a ps3 guide like the handy 360 guide? Too lazy to check the net ;0)

Yes, it's called the PS3's user manual. It came with the console inside the box.
#17
dontasciime
cicobuff
screamingninja
cicobuff
Voted hot, great if you are after the specific size and make..and cheapest price on this. For those wanting a little more real estate for their cash and have free delivery with Scan then bang for buck the 320GB Samsung drive for the extra £2.30 would be worth it.
Absolutely :) For the XBOX 360 though, i believe 250GB is the maximum size you can have.
Yup, which is why I mentioned if you are after the specific size....with the 360 you have to go with the binary file which supports currently a maximum of 250GB, so for that this is a fantastic deal :)
Not saying you are saying the Sammy spinpoint m7 320gb drive will work in an xbox 360 but it will not AFAIK you cannot flash this with firmware to make it 360 compatible an 320 BEVT drive by WD yes with a 250gb $$ but not just any drive

The hex files which are dumped are designed to work on the WD BEV series of drives, as is HDDHackr, but other drives should work, it's just a case of whether or not their flashROM will support the file and whether or not HDDHackr can be edited to support them. Obviously, if it goes wrong though then you brick the drive so it really isn't worth the risk.

You'll probably notice that when you flash one of these bin files to the drive, it is usually then detected as a Fujitsu or a Seagate as Microsoft don't ever actually use the WD drives themselves, it's just that the WD drives are compatible with the dumped firmware.
#18
Spark
pintofwater
dont suppose there is a ps3 guide like the handy 360 guide? Too lazy to check the net ;0)
Yes, it's called the PS3's user manual. It came with the console inside the box.

My console is over 3 years old and i don't have the box any more, but thank you for your helpful advice, i will search the internet like the lazy cretin i am.
#19
No worries, there's one on Gamespot that's quite good. :)
#20
Will this be compatible with the Dell Inspiron 6400?

Need a replacement for the ageing hard-drive.
#21
Spark
dontasciime
cicobuff
screamingninja
cicobuff
Voted hot, great if you are after the specific size and make..and cheapest price on this. For those wanting a little more real estate for their cash and have free delivery with Scan then bang for buck the 320GB Samsung drive for the extra £2.30 would be worth it.
Absolutely :) For the XBOX 360 though, i believe 250GB is the maximum size you can have.
Yup, which is why I mentioned if you are after the specific size....with the 360 you have to go with the binary file which supports currently a maximum of 250GB, so for that this is a fantastic deal :)
Not saying you are saying the Sammy spinpoint m7 320gb drive will work in an xbox 360 but it will not AFAIK you cannot flash this with firmware to make it 360 compatible an 320 BEVT drive by WD yes with a 250gb $$ but not just any drive
The hex files which are dumped are designed to work on the WD BEV series of drives, as is HDDHackr, but other drives should work, it's just a case of whether or not their flashROM will support the file and whether or not HDDHackr can be edited to support them. Obviously, if it goes wrong though then you brick the drive so it really isn't worth the risk.You'll probably notice that when you flash one of these bin files to the drive, it is usually then detected as a Fujitsu or a Seagate as Microsoft don't ever actually use the WD drives themselves, it's just that the WD drives are compatible with the dumped firmware.

yeah i know ive read the hhdhackr blurb but no progress has been made on that front for sometime by the team

mine is hitachi

Q. Could you do this for my Seagate, Maxtor, Samsung or whatever drive too ?
A. Yes, but I don't have plans to do so. It is a lot of work to convert this tool
for usage with other brands and don't think it is worth the trouble.


Edited By: dontasciime on Oct 19, 2010 12:22: a
#22
The Specialist stopped working on it some time ago and I think the BEV drives are so cheap that nobody can really be bothered to experiment with it any more.
#23
yup no need really
#24
ive got a few spare 320's and 500's just incase m$ decided to up the GB again
#25
The checked the specs sheet of Dell Inspiron 6400 (which came with the shipment) and it says:

HARD DRIVE 120GB SERIAL ATA (5400 RPM)

So, I believe this must be compatible with the Inspiron 6400. Need some help on this guys.
#26
pintofwater
dont suppose there is a ps3 guide like the handy 360 guide? Too lazy to check the net ;0)


It's about the easiest thing you could do, just unscrew the lid, take out the old HDD and replace it with the new one. No hassle whatsoever.
#27
kaku_lala
The checked the specs sheet of Dell Inspiron 6400 (which came with the shipment) and it says:HARD DRIVE 120GB SERIAL ATA (5400 RPM)So, I believe this must be compatible with the Inspiron 6400. Need some help on this guys.

Yes, you'll be fine.

All you need to be concerned with is the interface on your laptop which is Serial ATA and that is the interface of this drive.

It's also the industry standard now so pretty much any modern laptop hard drive will work for you.
#28
bigmo7
pintofwater
dont suppose there is a ps3 guide like the handy 360 guide? Too lazy to check the net ;0)
It's about the easiest thing you could do, just unscrew the lid, take out the old HDD and replace it with the new one. No hassle whatsoever.

Again, it's more of a pain to transfer your data across, especially since some games have copy-protected save files.

Damn SOB Killzone 2.
#29
my killzone 2 save was fine after installing a 640gb spinpoint m7 [Spark]
#30
dontasciime
cicobuff
screamingninja
cicobuff
Voted hot, great if you are after the specific size and make..and cheapest price on this. For those wanting a little more real estate for their cash and have free delivery with Scan then bang for buck the 320GB Samsung drive for the extra £2.30 would be worth it.
Absolutely :) For the XBOX 360 though, i believe 250GB is the maximum size you can have.
Yup, which is why I mentioned if you are after the specific size....with the 360 you have to go with the binary file which supports currently a maximum of 250GB, so for that this is a fantastic deal :)


Not saying you are saying the Sammy spinpoint m7 320gb drive will work in an xbox 360 but it will not AFAIK you cannot flash this with firmware to make it 360 compatible an 320 BEVT drive by WD yes with a 250gb $$ but not just any drive


I wasn't even commenting regarding the Xbox 360 with the Samsung drive, I was commenting that this was a hot deal, however for those that do not need it for a specific purpose ie 360 use, that if you have free delivery with Scan Computers the £2.30 is well spent for the extra bang for buck.
#31
never said you were though.
#32
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003SLE8HY/ref=noref?ie=UTF8&s=computers&psc=1

320 WD bevt from amazon £31.99 slightly dearer than scan free del(via forums) option for sammy (can be used as a 250gb hdd for xbox 360 eg flashed bit of a waste of extra Gb but if m$ release a 320 Gb and the 320 $$ goes wild you Can flash to 320 Gb (or just use a 320 as laptop internal / pc/ external drive etc

and £49.98 for a sammy m7 640 gb http://www.box.co.uk/Samsung_640GB_SATA_Laptop_Hard_Driv_966479.html

bit dearer than £27.99 and only for ps3 / pc/ etc not for xbox 360 use but still cheaper for the sammy 640 gb than most places as ebuyer want £58 as only 3 instock


Edited By: dontasciime on Oct 19, 2010 15:41: Gb
#33
dontasciime
never said you were though.


Common sense really that it would be pointless buying any drive greater than 250GB for the 360 that is compatible with HDDSSBins (the extra GB would not be used in drive emulation).

Commenting that you didn't think the Samsung I mentioned was compatible with the 360, it is easy to come to the assumption that is what you though I intended its use for!
#34
I mentioned it because your post was not clear as to what you were saying about the Sammy drive and someone may have gotten the wrong end of what you were saying and bought the drive to find they could not use it for 360 it was not an attack.
#35
windhoek3 people like this
Below are some pics of the HD in my Xbox Slim. I did it about a month ago and have had no problems whatsoever. This guide is one of the best end user mod guides I've ever seen - it's extremely comprehensive, yet stunningly simple! The only thing it doesn't mention is that WinRAR (available here) or similar is needed to open a RAR file.



Nice mod, shame that Microsoft still with the Slim are requiring users to DIY mod stuff by not having a decent cradle and pully.

The old HDMI port with optical cable hack, the x clamps to repair overheating on early models, the spray painting the messenger pad to match black elite controllers as they didn't release it in white as well as the HD DVD Drive, taking apart the cradle to put in a larger size drive. The fire hazard with the old adapter with the official steering wheel along with the modificational wheel bearing mod to make it useable...the list goes on

Nice to see Microsoft are playing to the sentimental amongst us that are so used to 360 modifications and hacks with the new slim! Microsoft, we salute you!
#36
i paid 40 about 8 months ago for my 360 very happy with it
#38
dontasciime
I mentioned it because your post was not clear as to what you were saying about the Sammy drive and someone may have gotten the wrong end of what you were saying and bought the drive to find they could not use it for 360 it was not an attack.


Fair enough, perhaps in my initial comment I should have put for all none 360 owners/those 360 owners that want a drive for other use that want more real estate consider the extra bang for buck with another drive.

Just didn't think it was worth the long explanation as this thread is not specifically (although tutorial listed by the OP) about buying a 250GB drive just for 360 use.
#39
I was simply aware the op managed to describe it as for the 360 by the inclusion of the guide in his original post to tell you of price etc and mentioning he specifically bought it for his 360.
#40
Lets just say you meant that anyone wanting a bigger drive for solely ps3 or laptop use (not for the 360) if you pay £2.03 more from scan and you can get free delivery from scan you get more GB for your money :) please as I'm not being funny with you.

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