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Wanted: Xbox 360 Slim Hard Drive 250.00GB

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6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months agoFeedback:34 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
Need a Xbox 360 Slim hard drive 250GB for my 4GB, i thought 4GB would be okay but i was mistakes. Also bought it too as it has a matte finish (Hate the glossy one)
Looking around £50
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6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months agoFeedback:34 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
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#2
The WD HDD linked below will do the job. The info linked in the thread's first post will tell you how. I ordered one this morning and it's much cheaper than buying one from MS.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/western-digital-scorpio-blue-250gb-/747380/#post9282886

Edited By: windhoek on Aug 29, 2010 22:22: -
#3
windhoek
The WD HDD linked below will do the job. The info linked in the thread's first post will tell you how. I ordered one this morning and it's much cheaper than buying one from MS.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/western-digital-scorpio-blue-250gb-/747380/#post9282886


I saw this in a search before i created the post, i have a mac and do i need cables to install that stuff to the hardrive to make it compatible with the xbox? or am i talking nonsense? Could you please explain it a little?
#4
The only cable you need is a SATA cable. If you don't have a spare, you can always use the SATA cable that's connected to the SATA HDD in your PC. I've not done it yet, but that's what I intend to do because by using the cable attached to your PC's HDD means you can't accidentally format it while you prep the HDD for the Xbox. The guide in the link explains it much better than me.

If this is you first Xbox, then you only need to prep the HDD and don't need to bother transferring data which means less tinkering. If it's not your first Xbox, then you need to do that too, but either way, it's all there in the guide. This is my first Xbox, so all I need to do is prep it.

p.s. I agree about the matt finish; it's easier on the eye and less likely to show dust.

Edited By: windhoek on Aug 29, 2010 22:39: -
#5
windhoek
The only cable you need is a SATA cable. If you don't have a spare, you can always use the SATA cable that's connected to the SATA HDD in your PC. I've not done it yet, but that's what I intend to do because by using the cable attached to your PC's HDD means you accidentally format it while you prep the HDD for the Xbox. The guide in the link explains it much better than me.

If this is you first Xbox, then you only need to prep the HDD and don't need to bother transferring data which means less tinkering. If it's not your first Xbox, then you need to do that too, but either way, it's all there in the guide. This is my first Xbox, so all I need to do is prep it.

p.s. I agree about the matt finish; it's easier on the eye and less likely to show dust.

I have a macbook and im not too sure about if it has a sata cable inside, wow this confusing and i probs will brake it lol thanks for the info, may give it a try
#6
It will have a SATA cable, but whether you can access it and have your macbook on at the same time is another question altogether. The side of my PC just slides off for easy access. If you can do it on a PC, it will be much easier. Besides, I'm not sure the prep work for the HDD can be done on a Mac, I think it has to be done on Windows.

EDIT: It might not have a SATA cable, it might just be a SATA connector. But either way I think it's a moot point because the prep work has to be done on Windows.

Edited By: windhoek on Aug 29, 2010 22:53: -
#7
windhoek
It will have a SATA cable, but whether you can access it and have your macbook on at the same time is another question altogether. The side of my PC just slides off for easy access. If you can do it on a PC, it will be much easier. Besides, I'm not sure the prep work for the HDD can be done on a Mac, I think it has to be done on Windows.

If you can get one to work, could i buy one off you
#8
I think the best way would be to use a SATA cable that attaches to the HDD on a Windows computer. If you can access one, then it should be no problem. I can't sell you mine because it's attached to my computer.
#9
windhoek
I think the best way would be to use a SATA cable that attaches to the HDD on a Windows computer. If you can access one, then it should be no problem. I can't sell you mine because it's attached to my computer.

I mean if you can get this hard drive to work on the xbox, could i buy the hard drive off you
#10
kidchop
windhoek
I think the best way would be to use a SATA cable that attaches to the HDD on a Windows computer. If you can access one, then it should be no problem. I can't sell you mine because it's attached to my computer.

I mean if you can get this hard drive to work on the xbox, could i buy the hard drive off you


Ahh, I see what you mean. I'd rather not because the price of these HDDs can go up as well as down and it might cost me more to buy another one. Is there anyone you know locally who would be able to do this for you?
#11
windhoek
kidchop
windhoek
I think the best way would be to use a SATA cable that attaches to the HDD on a Windows computer. If you can access one, then it should be no problem. I can't sell you mine because it's attached to my computer.

I mean if you can get this hard drive to work on the xbox, could i buy the hard drive off you


Ahh, I see what you mean. I'd rather not because the price of these HDDs can go up as well as down and it might cost me more to buy another one. Is there anyone you know locally who would be able to do this for you?

Wouldnt know where to start, anyway if you change your mind let me know, i will offer £50 if you want
#12
There's another thread on HUKD where someone's selling a 120GB Xbox HDD.
http://www.hotukdeals.com/for-sale-trade/for-sale-120gb-xbox-hard-drive/747977


All you'd need to do is remove the HDD from it's enclosure and attach it directly to the Xbox's SATA port (which is what you'd need to do with the HDD from my post). The first video shows you how to remove the HDD from it's enclosure and the second shows you how to install it to the Xbox.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6qV3EiuaHI&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKnaixPCsns

EDIT: It's worth reading the comments of the second video because they contain good tips like 'attach tape to the HDD before insertion into the HDD slot to make it easy to get it back out' and 'place some foam under the HDD so that the weight of the HDD is supported in order to protect the SATA connection'. I paraphrased here, but I think you get the jist of it.


Edited By: windhoek on Aug 29, 2010 23:19: -
#13
windhoek
There's another thread on HUKD where someone's selling a 120GB Xbox HDD.
http://www.hotukdeals.com/for-sale-trade/for-sale-120gb-xbox-hard-drive/747977



All you'd need to do is remove the HDD from it's enclosure and attach it directly to the Xbox's SATA port (which is what you'd need to do with the HDD from my post). The first video shows you how to remove the HDD from it's enclosure and the second shows you how to install it to the Xbox.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6qV3EiuaHI&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKnaixPCsns


Thanks for those links, the ones for sale are the old hard drives, i will scout around and see what i can do thanks for your time and help
#14
No worries. I'll let you know how my upgrade goes anyway.
#15
windhoek
No worries. I'll let you know how my upgrade goes anyway.

Cheers, hopefully you could give me baby lessons if i do buy one tehe
#16
CEX list both original and slim versions of the MS 250GB HDD, albeit, they haven't got any slim HDDs in stock.

http://uk.webuy.com/product.php?rad_which_stock=1&stext=xbox+hard+drive§ion=all&catid=784

You might even get one on ebay.


Edited By: windhoek on Aug 30, 2010 07:20: -
#17
windhoek
CEX list both original and slim versions of the MS 250GB HDD, albeit, they haven't got any slim HDDs in stock.

http://uk.webuy.com/product.php?rad_which_stock=1&stext=xbox
+hard+drive&section=all&catid=784

You might even get one on ebay.


Cheers just bought one for £44 with 1st delivery so should receive tomorrow if the post office is open on monday (bank holiday), i will let you know what its like

heres the item number: 390185303223
1 Like #18
Nice one! This Youtube video shows you how to remove the HDD from it's enclosure. It's worth noting that the screws that hold the HDD together are Torx screws. The video says you need sizes T6 and T10 screwdrivers/ screw heads, so if you haven't already got these, you can pick them up from your local hardware shop for a couple of quid or less. Below is a picture of the type head you need.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/32/Torx_drivers.jpg/800px-Torx_drivers.jpg

What it will look like inside your HDD.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b9/Torx_screw.JPG/800px-Torx_screw.JPG

Edited By: windhoek on Aug 30, 2010 13:54: -
#19
windhoek
Nice one! This Youtube video shows you how to remove the HDD from it's enclosure. It's worth noting that the screws that hold the HDD together are Torx screws. The video says you need sizes T6 and T10 screwdrivers/ screw heads, so if you haven't already got these, you can pick them up from your local hardware shop for a couple of quid or less. Below is a picture of the type head you need.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/32/Torx_drivers.jpg/800px-Torx_drivers.jpg

What it will look like inside your HDD.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b9/Torx_screw.JPG/800px-Torx_screw.JPG

Your so very helpful, lucky we have a hole garage of useful tools so im sorted there. My HD should be here by WED/THURS due to royal mail not opened today. I will get back to you if it works
#20
BEWARE, you new Xbox will be banned, 360 functions disbaled inc HDD and warranty on your new system voided. Not worth it on brand new machine

If you dont understand consequence but think you can follow instructions then go ahead you'll save a few quid but end up with worthless machine

These mods are ideal on older arcade and pro well out of their warranty.



The firmware updates on new SATA drive needs tobe correct BIN file for HDD size you are using, these are unique and can only exist once, moment connected to MS through Live your HDD will be flagged, exactly same process with Unique Key on DVD Drives.

Unless you can manage to get firmware details from official Hard Drive not used and not going to be used then you are okay but if you can get that then why not use that drive.

Word of warning to you, dont use 3rd party OEM drive try getting hand on 60GB or 120GB official Xbox 360 HDD and take apart and utilise that one, use NOrton Ghost or similar to copy complete partition from your 4gb to new HDD or use USB. Most sensible option no chance of any ban and still increase in overall size.

Edited By: stefone on Aug 30, 2010 18:14: !
#21
How do you know doing this will result in a ban?
#22
windhoek
How do you know doing this will result in a ban?

Because the proprietary firmware in these new drives is different to the older ones.

And it has been tried. The asiest solutions is to buy and older 120GB HDD from fleabay or from here and pull form casing and slot that in.


The firmware from older HDD from previous systems is different to the firmware stored on new 250GB.

The WD SATA HDD Drive (previous posted link on HUKD) is only one on market more suitable to the upgrade but on 360 hacks the failure rate is greater than the success, ideal for PS3 but MS security is a bitch.

Try installing and activating Windows 7 on a few different machines, works for a slight moment before it is flagged when connecting to microsoft.

Same goes with firmware on HDD and on their optical Drives.

There are hacks ou tthere to try to get around it bu MS always releasing updates so maybe will work for a while. As your machine is new, suggestion woul be canabalise old 360 drive for this one, the official firmware is a bonus but using hacked firmware will get you a ban



Edited By: stefone on Aug 30, 2010 19:09: !
#23
its unknown is M$ will ever ban hdd.ss as are lots of clones being sold as retail ebay china etc
anyway shouldn't the last 22 bumps inc mine be in misc
#24
djnaff
its unknown is M$ will ever ban hdd.ss as are lots of clones being sold as retail ebay china etcanyway shouldn't the last 22 bumps inc mine be in misc

They must started to read them already as no othe rmods are on my machine, just use it as Media Centre Extender in the bedroom. Only thing that caused it was running it on Live with the modded 360 HDD.
#25
stefone
windhoek




The WD SATA HDD Drive (previous posted link on HUKD) is only one on market more suitable to the upgrade but on 360 hacks the failure rate is greater than the success




The only stats I've got to go on are the people who've posted in this thread and as far as I know, no one's Xbox has been banned.

Can you please provide a link to your information on this as I should probably read it before I insert my WD Scorpio HDD into my Xbox?
#26
stefone
BEWARE, you new Xbox will be banned, 360 functions disbaled inc HDD and warranty on your new system voided. Not worth it on brand new machine

If you dont understand consequence but think you can follow instructions then go ahead you'll save a few quid but end up with worthless machine

These mods are ideal on older arcade and pro well out of their warranty.



The firmware updates on new SATA drive needs tobe correct BIN file for HDD size you are using, these are unique and can only exist once, moment connected to MS through Live your HDD will be flagged, exactly same process with Unique Key on DVD Drives.

Unless you can manage to get firmware details from official Hard Drive not used and not going to be used then you are okay but if you can get that then why not use that drive.

Word of warning to you, dont use 3rd party OEM drive try getting hand on 60GB or 120GB official Xbox 360 HDD and take apart and utilise that one, use NOrton Ghost or similar to copy complete partition from your 4gb to new HDD or use USB. Most sensible option no chance of any ban and still increase in overall size.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKnaixPCsns

Hes on xbox live
#27
kidchop
stefone
BEWARE, you new Xbox will be banned, 360 functions disbaled inc HDD and warranty on your new system voided. Not worth it on brand new machineIf you dont understand consequence but think you can follow instructions then go ahead you'll save a few quid but end up with worthless machineThese mods are ideal on older arcade and pro well out of their warranty.The firmware updates on new SATA drive needs tobe correct BIN file for HDD size you are using, these are unique and can only exist once, moment connected to MS through Live your HDD will be flagged, exactly same process with Unique Key on DVD Drives.Unless you can manage to get firmware details from official Hard Drive not used and not going to be used then you are okay but if you can get that then why not use that drive.Word of warning to you, dont use 3rd party OEM drive try getting hand on 60GB or 120GB official Xbox 360 HDD and take apart and utilise that one, use NOrton Ghost or similar to copy complete partition from your 4gb to new HDD or use USB. Most sensible option no chance of any ban and still increase in overall size.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKnaixPCsnsHes on xbox live

Yeah of course he is, he has used an old 360 drive, not an OEM one bought from 3rd party retailer. You want to buy 3rd Party OEM WD drive, this is your problem. No issues using an old 360 official one and changing cases. I stated that earlier.

Also link to info is on MS's Terms of Service and my head as I worked for them. Not for Xbox part but still got to know a some insight info which I am putting to my own uses now in mods I am working on
#28
stefone
kidchop
stefone
BEWARE, you new Xbox will be banned, 360 functions disbaled inc HDD and warranty on your new system voided. Not worth it on brand new machineIf you dont understand consequence but think you can follow instructions then go ahead you'll save a few quid but end up with worthless machineThese mods are ideal on older arcade and pro well out of their warranty.The firmware updates on new SATA drive needs tobe correct BIN file for HDD size you are using, these are unique and can only exist once, moment connected to MS through Live your HDD will be flagged, exactly same process with Unique Key on DVD Drives.Unless you can manage to get firmware details from official Hard Drive not used and not going to be used then you are okay but if you can get that then why not use that drive.Word of warning to you, dont use 3rd party OEM drive try getting hand on 60GB or 120GB official Xbox 360 HDD and take apart and utilise that one, use NOrton Ghost or similar to copy complete partition from your 4gb to new HDD or use USB. Most sensible option no chance of any ban and still increase in overall size.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKnaixPCsnsHes on xbox live


Yeah of course he is, he has used an old 360 drive, not an OEM one bought from 3rd party retailer. You want to buy 3rd Party OEM WD drive, this is your problem. No issues using an old 360 official one and changing cases. I stated that earlier.

Also link to info is on MS's Terms of Service and my head as I worked for them. Not for Xbox part but still got to know a some insight info which I am putting to my own uses now in mods I am working on

thanks for info, ive bought a xbox 360 250 gb hd from ebay so ima smash the case and plug it up

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