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Installing Samsung HDD in Xbox 4GB Slim?

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6y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
I bought a 4GB Xbox a few days ago and by all accounts, it seems I can install any 2.5" HDD in its HDD slot. What I want to know is, is will the Xbox allocate all of the HDD for Xbox use (game saves, dlc etc.) or will it know it's not a MS HDD and only allocate 16GB the way it would for USB attached storage?
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6y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
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#1
I don't think you can.

But I do think you can take a hammer to an old style 360 enclosure and put that drive inside.
#2
The reason I think it's physically possible is that the HDD inside an Xbox enclosure is a standard 2.5" HDD. I'm just unsure whether the Microsoft HDDs are pre-configured or is it the Xbox that configures the HDD.
#3
I was googling around for an answer and the general feeling seemed to be that it still needs to be microsoft signed drive.
#4
I don't think it will recognise the drive at it's actual size (if at all) as I believe there's some MS software that needs to be on the drive. You can, as mentioned, crack an old 20/60/120/250GB drive out of it's casing and put that in- it already has the software on it.
#5
needs to be a signed m$ drive to show
can use hhdhacker to make your own m$ drive but will need a Western Digital SATA BEVS HDD
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/150513

Edited By: djnaff on Aug 28, 2010 13:15: added link
#6
Yes, that's the conclusion I'm coming to. Unless I can get a cheap Xbox HDD, I think I'll just augment the 4GB by attaching a 16GB flash drive. I think I'm a light/ casual gamer, so that should be plenty. I just don't want to risk getting my Xbox banned, voiding warranty or breaking it during the process of installing a non-MS HDD.
#7
Buy an official 360 HDD preowned then take it apart and slot it in.

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKnaixPCsns
#8
Ungreat
Buy an official 360 HDD preowned then take it apart and slot it in.

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


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


just bought a 4gb myself (last one in my tesco!) and have successfully put my 20gb Hdd from my old one into this and it recognises it perfectly
#10
are there any enclosures for the slim hdd yet?

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