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    How long does it take to format a XBOX 360 20gb hard drive?

    In a rush later as I have sold my 360 and the bloke is coming round 20 minutes after I get in from work.

    How long does it take to format the xbox drive?

    Is there anything else I need to do before selling it on, like a system reset or anything?

    thanks in advance

    9 Comments

    unplug it

    Only takes a min or so. Sometimes when you select the format option you have to enter the serial number for the xbox

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    iNSOMANiAC;7603058

    unplug it



    genius, and to think I stuck up for City the other day on your thread:thumbsup:

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    imafish2002;7603079

    Only takes a min or so. Sometimes when you select the format option you … Only takes a min or so. Sometimes when you select the format option you have to enter the serial number for the xbox



    thanks:thumbsup:

    The hard drive is from my old premium, so do I enter that serial (its RROD and makes a good doorstop upstairs) or the arcade that I use it in?

    You'll have to enter the serial for the machine its plugged in to. Think its just a security measure to stop you nerfing your HDD when you don't mean to :P

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    imafish2002;7603101

    You'll have to enter the serial for the machine its plugged in to. Think … You'll have to enter the serial for the machine its plugged in to. Think its just a security measure to stop you nerfing your HDD when you don't mean to :P



    brilliant, thanks for your help

    Done mine a coupe of days ago, takes minutes literally!
    You will have to get the serial from the back of the machine as this pairs the HDD with the xbox.

    yeah thats about it, nothing else to do, expect clean it and make it look nice.

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    norfolk_enchance;7603333

    Done mine a coupe of days ago, takes minutes literally!You will have to … Done mine a coupe of days ago, takes minutes literally!You will have to get the serial from the back of the machine as this pairs the HDD with the xbox.



    Tanchi;7603376

    yeah thats about it, nothing else to do, expect clean it and make it look … yeah thats about it, nothing else to do, expect clean it and make it look nice.



    thanks to both for your help, just thought I would check
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