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Xbox 360 20GB Hard Drive - Preowned - £9.95 @ Blockbuster
Xbox 360 20GB Hard Drive - Preowned - £9.95 @ Blockbuster

Xbox 360 20GB Hard Drive - Preowned - £9.95 @ Blockbuster

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Good price. I know you can use USB pen drives but 20gb for under a tenner is still a good price..

Picked up from Barnsley Blockbuster earlier, but had a few in stock..

Save your games, Xbox Live profiles, game demos and more. The Xbox 360 Hard Drive also lets you play an array of original Xbox games and even comes preloaded with an Xbox Live Arcade game, music, and videos

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its good as a 16GB memory stick would cost you £16.
here you get 20GB for £20
obv not as many uses as a memory stick but then you save £6

fantastic price if can get hold of one

You can put this in a new Xbox 360 S, many tutorials on youtube.

Of course IMO 20GB is too little. 60GB and you're good.

But if you only want it so you can play games that say 'You can't play cause you don't have a HDD' then it's good.

Good price!

Original Poster

May be marked at £17.95 but they're stickered up at £9.95 at the till if anyone see's that tomorrow..

COLD, COLD, COLD.

20Gb is next to useless and would be even if you actually got 20Gb for your money but you don't, I can't remember the exact figure but it's something like 13Gb and I've never been able to work out where the lost 7Gb actually goes.

Waste your tenner on this and you'll be wishing you got a 60Gb at least.

It's not even OK if you get two or three and are happy to keep swapping them over, I got a (brand new)120Gb for forty five quid last year, much better value and that actually was a good deal.
Edited by: "spionkop" 14th Nov 2010

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spionkop

COLD, COLD, COLD.20Gb is next to useless and would be even if you … COLD, COLD, COLD.20Gb is next to useless and would be even if you actually got 20Gb for your money but you don't, I can't remember the exact figure but it's something like 13Gb and I've never been able to work out where the lost 7Gb actually goes.Waste your tenner on this and you'll be wishing you got a 60Gb at least.It's not even OK if you get two or three and are happy to keep swapping them over, I got a (brand new)120Gb for forty five quid last year, much better value and that actually was a good deal.



What if you're happy with "13GB" - It's more than enough for saving games and the odd demo.. if you want more for saving games on the hard drive etc.. pay more..?

Pants. Paid £25 for a 250gb SATA drive. Flashed it for xbox, very easy to find on web, hey presto. 20gb is a joke.

panda71

Pants. Paid £25 for a 250gb SATA drive. Flashed it for xbox, very easy to … Pants. Paid £25 for a 250gb SATA drive. Flashed it for xbox, very easy to find on web, hey presto. 20gb is a joke.



Microsoft have banned a few people in the past for doing this

Well when you think about it, Microsoft reserve 7gb for the original xbox emulator. So you really only get 13gb of space, A 16gb memory stick however will give you 16gb of space. Just my opinion. However this is a good deal!

lewson

Well when you think about it, Microsoft reserve 7gb for the original xbox … Well when you think about it, Microsoft reserve 7gb for the original xbox emulator. So you really only get 13gb of space, A 16gb memory stick however will give you 16gb of space. Just my opinion. However this is a good deal!


14,9Gb actually on your memory stick.
Edited by: "anglo" 14th Nov 2010

lmao, noooo its how devices are marketed

they are marketed as, 20,000,000,000 bits (20GB) which is gigabytes
however the machine measures them in something called gibibytes
therefore you actually get 18.63 GB of storage

nothing to do with emulators or anythings, just simply the way the bytes are actually measured.

spionkop

COLD, COLD, COLD.20Gb is next to useless and would be even if you … COLD, COLD, COLD.20Gb is next to useless and would be even if you actually got 20Gb for your money but you don't, I can't remember the exact figure but it's something like 13Gb and I've never been able to work out where the lost 7Gb actually goes.Waste your tenner on this and you'll be wishing you got a 60Gb at least.It's not even OK if you get two or three and are happy to keep swapping them over, I got a (brand new)120Gb for forty five quid last year, much better value and that actually was a good deal.



lol what a load of rubbish! I have a 20gb hard drive and its lasted me all these years fine. I have all my saved games on it, a couple demos and a few arcade games with memory to spare to enable streaming of films ( the good quality mode where it downlaods a bit of the file to improve quality) If your not a hardcore gamer who has tens of thousands of gamer points and gets every new release and are not interested in downloading purchased movies then these are ideal.

Banned

Microsoft haven't banned anyone for using a WD sata drive, that is misinformation.

andyfisher - it is nothing to do with the 1000/1024 bit marketing speak, microsoft reserve space (for various things, not just emulators) and part of the drive is dedicated as a cache so you are left with ~13gb.

QUOTE - Microsoft haven't banned anyone for using a WD sata drive, that is misinformation.

I bought a 4gb Xbox yesterday hoping to put a 250gb SATA drive in. After reading the confusion I decided to call MS and make sure. They confirmed they have changed their terms and conditions. Basically if you put anything but a Xbox branded hard drive in your system it IS BANNABLE!

Don't listen to rumors on forums people.

As for this deal its a fair price but I wouldn't touch anything second hand due to reliability with the 360 hardware. Not worth losing all your saves due to a dodgey hard drive.
Edited by: "assface12345" 15th Nov 2010

andyfisher100

lmao, noooo its how devices are marketedthey are marketed as, … lmao, noooo its how devices are marketedthey are marketed as, 20,000,000,000 bits (20GB) which is gigabyteshowever the machine measures them in something called gibibytestherefore you actually get 18.63 GB of storagenothing to do with emulators or anythings, just simply the way the bytes are actually measured.



Is that some kinda joke post? I don't get it...

anglo

14,9Gb actually on your memory stick.



well technically mate u still get 16gb if you actually knew anything about computers and hard drives. computers only count by 1000's instead of the technical 1024's , however you still get full 16gb on a 16gb pen. they are only £12 online now too

spionkop

COLD, COLD, COLD.20Gb is next to useless and would be even if you … COLD, COLD, COLD.20Gb is next to useless and would be even if you actually got 20Gb for your money but you don't, I can't remember the exact figure but it's something like 13Gb and I've never been able to work out where the lost 7Gb actually goes.

Its split into backward compatibility code and system cache. This information has been around as long as the 360...

sproutsaretasty - Nov 15, 2010 10:14 -1 person likes thisMicrosoft … sproutsaretasty - Nov 15, 2010 10:14 -1 person likes thisMicrosoft haven't banned anyone for using a WD sata drive, that is misinformation.


HUKD have banned you though!

cdm30379

well technically mate u still get 16gb if you actually knew anything … well technically mate u still get 16gb if you actually knew anything about computers and hard drives. computers only count by 1000's instead of the technical 1024's , however you still get full 16gb on a 16gb pen. they are only £12 online now too


Just stuck a 4GB pen drive in my PC and under properties it states; Capacity: 4,009,721,856 bytes 3.73 GB
My calculation for the 16 GB drive was based on this x4.
Why would you get the full 16GB on a 16 GB pen drive when you don't on a 4 GB pen drive.?

Edited by: "anglo" 15th Nov 2010

Banned

hey confirmed they have changed their terms and conditions. Basically if … hey confirmed they have changed their terms and conditions. Basically if you put anything but a Xbox branded hard drive in your system it IS BANNABLE!


They haven't changed anything - it has always been that way. And in the three years that hddhackr has been available not a single person has been banned for it. Simply because MS have no way of banning due to using a WD drive that has been prepared with hddhackr. Please don't spout misinformation, everything I've said can be easily verified.

ScubaSteve88 - I haven't been banned as such, I just haven't created an account. It says "You don't need an account to leave a comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private." so that is exactly what I do, I'm merely posting anonymously.

Thanks for that. Went to my local Blockbusters in West Ealing and ended up getting the 60gb model for £14.95. Had plenty of them and the 20gb models for £9.95

QUOTE - They haven't changed anything - it has always been that way. And in the three years that hddhackr has been available not a single person has been banned for it. Simply because MS have no way of banning due to using a WD drive that has been prepared with hddhackr. Please don't spout misinformation, everything I've said can be easily verified.

Interesting how you consider offical MS information 'misinformation'. I think I'll take my chances instead of your imaginary facts and myth-information. Enjoy your Xbox before you get bricked.

Edited by: "assface12345" 15th Nov 2010

Chippa

Thanks for that. Went to my local Blockbusters in West Ealing and ended … Thanks for that. Went to my local Blockbusters in West Ealing and ended up getting the 60gb model for £14.95. Had plenty of them and the 20gb models for £9.95



That's an awesome deal!

There appear to be two statements being made, both of which appear to be correct.

1: Microsoft T&Cs say you they are free to ban you if you use non-branded accessories

2: Noone has (to date) been banned for using hddhackr

The above both appear to be true - certainly nothing in this thread so far disproves either statement.


There's a further assertion that it is impossible for MS to detect hddrhackr harddiscs.

It seems to me that this is probably untrue - if MS were sufficiently motivated, I could imagine there will be some difference they can detect. Maybe they it'll be by checking serial numbers against ranges MS know they supplied, or manufacture dates, but I imagine there is at least one way MS could do it if they wanted - ie. there's a reasonable chance it is technically possible to do it, via a future software update.

It also seems to me that there's a reasonable chance that it would be quite an expensive thing to implement, and that MS probably won't do it, but the risk will always be there.

jogu

There appear to be two statements being made, both of which appear to be … There appear to be two statements being made, both of which appear to be correct.1: Microsoft T&Cs say you they are free to ban you if you use non-branded accessories2: Noone has (to date) been banned for using hddhackr The above both appear to be true - certainly nothing in this thread so far disproves either statement.There's a further assertion that it is impossible for MS to detect hddrhackr harddiscs.It seems to me that this is probably untrue - if MS were sufficiently motivated, I could imagine there will be some difference they can detect. Maybe they it'll be by checking serial numbers against ranges MS know they supplied, or manufacture dates, but I imagine there is at least one way MS could do it if they wanted - ie. there's a reasonable chance it is technically possible to do it, via a future software update.It also seems to me that there's a reasonable chance that it would be quite an expensive thing to implement, and that MS probably won't do it, but the risk will always be there.



Correct and well said!

Still, one thing that keeps bothering me is the statment 'no-one has been banned using un-branded hardware/hddhackr'. Can someone tell me who has provided this fact or are we basing it on the handful of people in this post who have got away with it?

thanks for the deal, phoned up my local one and they said they had some in stock, went and picked up 120gb as there was a 120gb pre-owned and one brand new, pre-owned was £19.95 and brand new was £59.99 so picked up pre-owned. Heat and rep added, saw someone earlier mention £14.95 for 60gb so double the capacity for £19.95 is well worth it and i was looking for one for a while to save games. Worth phoning around to check!!

Original Poster

Sounds like people are getting better deals! - Mine was only for my dad who won't ever fill his so was happy with the low GB, others with high GB are great deals.

Artibeus

Microsoft have banned a few people in the past for doing this



No they haven't.
Plz don't spread false information.

I've been using a 320GB HDD (250GB usable) made using HDDHackR for just over 1yr now.

A 250GB WD Bev drive can be had for as little as £30 now & a few £ more for the 320GB version.
Add £5 for a HDD shell & you've got yourself a 250GB HDD for around £35.

^ Note: Following a tutorial & use of basic command prompt is required.

Cheers OP, just got a 120gb for my new slim. Will try it on my old pro to make sure it works before I void the warranty and break it open. Got the console in the Sainburys deal a few weeks ago for £90 after trading games in so £110 total for a 120gb slim is great!

cheers op, just got a 60gb with 6month warranty for what i was going to pay for a 20gb on ebay!!!

hot

Nice one, after a bit of phoning around I found a store with a few 120's so now have a 120GB HD in my Slim for around the price I was looking at buying a 16GB USB stick for! Cheers dude.

K1LLER HORNET

No they haven't.Plz don't spread false information.I've been using a … No they haven't.Plz don't spread false information.I've been using a 320GB HDD (250GB usable) made using HDDHackR for just over 1yr now.A 250GB WD Bev drive can be had for as little as £30 now & a few £ more for the 320GB version.Add £5 for a HDD shell & you've got yourself a 250GB HDD for around £35.^ Note: Following a tutorial & use of basic command prompt is required.



yes they have banned people for various reasons though, get YOUR facts right

msnbc.msn.com/id/…es/
Edited by: "royals" 7th Dec 2010
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