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Help Xbox 360 120 GB Hard drive

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Found 12th May 2010
Ok here we go i brought an cheap data transfer cable off ebay. i have managed to format my 120 GB hard drive to 16GB. and the hard drive dos not recognise its an offical xbox 360 hard drive but a usb

I wonder if anyone knows how to reverse this process??

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You're doing it wrong

Plug it back in the way you got it and remove the 16gb partition from the same place in setting you put i there as in the New usb section of the memory setting



Memory / Memory Unit then

Press Y for Device Options ( and choose remove xbox 360 storage)

Yopu got a transfer disc ? is that what you want to do eg transfer your 20gig hard drive content to your new 120 gig hard drive ?

Or if you just want to format it connect it directly to the 360 you want to use it on and format it from system memory menu and pres Y on your hard drive and choose format

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dontasciime;8587570

Yopu got a transfer disc ? is that what you want to do eg transfer your … Yopu got a transfer disc ? is that what you want to do eg transfer your 20gig hard drive content to your new 120 gig hard drive ?



i dont have a transfer disk, and yes i want to transfer my content to the 120 gb hard drive

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dontasciime;8587600

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937279http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/kb.aspx?id=976183&lcid=1033&category=hardware



i buy the offical data transfer kit (instead of being cheap)

gamecheats.xploder.net/xbo…tml

there is a link to the disc in there somewhere I think not sure if it exists or works but google it anyways if gone.

Not sure if you have a 16gb flash pen say and transfer content from your 20gig 360 to the 16gb pen then from 16gb to 120.. DRM might stop you or some other technical issue. . I assume M$ added this feature to allow content transfer ..well A move rather than a copy but still.

If its game saves etc sand stuff and not lots of dlc you could get away with 2-8 gig pen.

If it worked you may still need to transfer teh licenses across manually via the website. (you can only do this once per year)

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cheers for the help i'll give these steps a try. repped

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dontasciime;8589203

try this extract and burn iso … try this extract and burn iso http://rapidshare.com/files/386470367/hddtrans.zip



Cheers need to get a blank CD :-D

I got a can't read media error when I burnt it to a cdrw will try a cd now then a dvd

^It don't work.

There is a full upload at rapidshare but at least 20+ links each being 200 meg and is def a PAL version

You need to dump sector 16 from your xbox hard drive,( if it is still intact ) then restore a working formatted image, then reinsert sector 16

Use something like xplorer360

Depends on what level of format you did, but i would stop what you are doing and get someone to guide you through the process of using a hex editor in raw drive reading mode, to try and salvage sector 16 from your xbox hard disk. if that has been wiped, the drive is no longer useful as an xbox 360 drive

^thats not the problem

They have a 20gb hard drive they want to transfer contents over to 120. they formatted 120 via the usb option in 360 memory settings eg using a USB drive as external storage option to 16gig ..

They just need to undo that in the same place then use the transfer kit to copy 20gig content to 120 but they do not have the transfer DVD.

They bought transfer kit from EBAY

Unless of course formatting setting up a 360 drive to use as new 16gig storage destroys the drive which I would hope M$ put something in place to stop a user achieving

Edit actually I know they want to transfer stuff across (I think lol) I just don't know how many hds they have

So you may have a point Jay if 360 memory device undo option does not do it's job properly

jayjayuk1234;8590717

You need to dump sector 16 from your xbox hard drive,( if it is still … You need to dump sector 16 from your xbox hard drive,( if it is still intact ) then restore a working formatted image, then reinsert sector 16Use something like xplorer360Depends on what level of format you did, but i would stop what you are doing and get someone to guide you through the process of using a hex editor in raw drive reading mode, to try and salvage sector 16 from your xbox hard disk. if that has been wiped, the drive is no longer useful as an xbox 360 drive



If that is the problem and the memory setting s on 360 cannot put the drive back (as in the undo option) then you should read a few bits of info like this

se7ensins.com/for…ly/ which should bring you upto speed with files needed to at least get near it.



$$ being destroyed may be put back if you had a genuine kit with disc (if the hd you are transferring from is intact) not sure the software may halt telling you it cannot find drive (the 120gig)

dontasciime;8590900

If that is the problem and the memory setting s on 360 cannot put the … If that is the problem and the memory setting s on 360 cannot put the drive back (as in the undo option) then you should read a few bits of info like this http://www.se7ensins.com/forums/topic/187507-how-to-upgrade-your-hdd-to-250gb-noob-friendly/ which should bring you upto speed with files needed to at least get near it.$$ being destroyed may be put back if you had a genuine kit with disc (if the hd you are transferring from is intact) not sure the software may halt telling you it cannot find drive (the 120gig)



lets hope he can undo it, as that link you posted is for western digi drives, and will not work on a retail hdd, including the security sector downloads

jayjayuk1234;8590955

lets hope he can undo it, as that link you posted is for western digi … lets hope he can undo it, as that link you posted is for western digi drives, and will not work on a retail hdd, including the security sector downloads



The link was for a 250gig drive and just for info/reference ONLY so as to show what they would be up against trying to go down that road

Either way if that destroys a genuine 360 Hard drive M$ should be slapped as there are many users that might have attempted to do this and there should have been something in place to stop it even getting that far

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jayjayuk1234;8590717

You need to dump sector 16 from your xbox hard drive,( if it is still … You need to dump sector 16 from your xbox hard drive,( if it is still intact ) then restore a working formatted image, then reinsert sector 16Use something like xplorer360Depends on what level of format you did, but i would stop what you are doing and get someone to guide you through the process of using a hex editor in raw drive reading mode, to try and salvage sector 16 from your xbox hard disk. if that has been wiped, the drive is no longer useful as an xbox 360 drive



i mighthave done that lets hope not.

jayjayuk1234;8590955

lets hope he can undo it, as that link you posted is for western digi … lets hope he can undo it, as that link you posted is for western digi drives, and will not work on a retail hdd, including the security sector downloads



i hope otherwise i will have to cry.

dontasciime;8591108

Either way if that destroys a genuine 360 Hard drive M$ should be slapped … Either way if that destroys a genuine 360 Hard drive M$ should be slapped as there are many users that might have attempted to do this and there should have been something in place to stop it even getting that far



yeah M$ should have something to prevent this from happening. example the security side can NOT be removed :x

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and dontasciime i will try the link that you pm'ed me. thnaks
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