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    Mod 20GB Xbox 360 Harddisc to 120GB ban on new update?

    Am planning on doing this but wanted to find out if consoles are getting banned for this before i did it?

    Btw. i mean opening up the xbox hdd and putting in the larger one of the correct model so a few people that have done it any problems with it and has it been banned etc?

    thanks

    22 Comments

    Original Poster

    anyone?

    i can't really see them banning you for modding the hdd to be honest

    Original Poster

    souljacker;3520734

    i can't really see them banning you for modding the hdd to be honest



    neither can i the microsoft guy claimed they would but i assumed he was talking b/s but assumed i might as well check before? :thumbsup:

    Can they even tell you've done it? and even if they can, I agree with souljacker - I doubt they would ban you for it. It's not as big a problem as modding the console to play backups - that's where they lose the biggest revenue stream.

    Original Poster

    Liddle ol' me;3520876

    Can they even tell you've done it? and even if they can, I agree with … Can they even tell you've done it? and even if they can, I agree with souljacker - I doubt they would ban you for it. It's not as big a problem as modding the console to play backups - that's where they lose the biggest revenue stream.



    Thats what i assume but they do make a fair bit money from hardware so thought it best to check as i assumed many people wouldhave done the upgrade after the thread on it?

    They could check, and did ban a load of people for using the 12v mod.

    So i'd assume they could see the mod, whether they'd ban people for using it is another thing though

    Already done this to mine and have the new update, no ban so you will be fine,

    can't go wrong for getting 120gb for £35

    Also doubt they will know as well if you are copying the correct firmware over as well.

    Original Poster

    teambintip;3525147

    They could check, and did ban a load of people for using the 12v mod.So … They could check, and did ban a load of people for using the 12v mod.So i'd assume they could see the mod, whether they'd ban people for using it is another thing though



    why ban people for the 12v mod isnt it just fixing xbox mess ups in releasing a bad console :roll:

    Original Poster

    Carzy;3525161

    Already done this to mine and have the new update, no ban so you will be … Already done this to mine and have the new update, no ban so you will be fine,can't go wrong for getting 120gb for £35 :DAlso doubt they will know as well if you are copying the correct firmware over as well.



    ok cheeers so what is the best firmware?

    Carzy;3525161

    Already done this to mine and have the new update, no ban so you will be … Already done this to mine and have the new update, no ban so you will be fine,can't go wrong for getting 120gb for £35 :DAlso doubt they will know as well if you are copying the correct firmware over as well.



    Have you got a link to where you bought the HDD and maybe the tutorial for installing etc?

    jamhops;3525177

    ok cheeers so what is the best firmware?



    Well the firware on your current 20gb will be no good, you could format the 120gb put the firmware ontot it, but the disk will only show 20gb, so you need to get a firware version from a 120gb hard disk, i got mine from the net, just do a google search, there are loads.

    Liddle ol' me;3525180

    Have you got a link to where you bought the HDD and maybe the tutorial … Have you got a link to where you bought the HDD and maybe the tutorial for installing etc?



    The hard disk you need is a Western Digital WD1200BEVS 120GB, there are two versions of it but it is ok with you get either.

    ebuyer.com/pro…273

    Carzy;3525207

    The hard disk you need is a Western Digital WD1200BEVS 120GB, there are … The hard disk you need is a Western Digital WD1200BEVS 120GB, there are two versions of it but it is ok with you get either.http://www.ebuyer.com/product/110273



    Excellent thanks. I'll google around and decide whether I'm capable of doing the upgrade :roll:

    Rep added :thumbsup:

    EDIT: Actually at that price I don't think it's worth the bother. £38.82. Can just sell the 20GB drive and buy an official 120GB for not much more. but thanks anyway.

    Liddle ol' me;3525254

    EDIT: Actually at that price I don't think it's worth the bother. £38.82. … EDIT: Actually at that price I don't think it's worth the bother. £38.82. Can just sell the 20GB drive and buy an official 120GB for not much more. but thanks anyway.



    True but i like the effort and satisfaction at the end haha

    Original Poster

    Carzy;3525292

    True but i like the effort and satisfaction at the end haha



    I am going to wait for them to drop in price again :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    I have the Hard-disc its a WD1200BEVS but isnt there a secondary check on model i need? also what websites have the guides?

    Thanks

    reading i think i have the wrong version its an EVS?

    Nothing to do with firmware it's the fact that you're copying another drive's serial number so yes in all likelihood they can ban you.

    Original Poster

    abomination;3646113

    Nothing to do with firmware it's the fact that you're copying another … Nothing to do with firmware it's the fact that you're copying another drive's serial number so yes in all likelihood they can ban you.



    See as i know it they wont know its wrong and its not another drives serial so as of now the change will just show as an upgrade wtih a genuine drive

    Carzy;3525186

    Well the firware on your current 20gb will be no good, you could format … Well the firware on your current 20gb will be no good, you could format the 120gb put the firmware ontot it, but the disk will only show 20gb, so you need to get a firware version from a 120gb hard disk, i got mine from the net, just do a google search, there are loads.



    By firmware he means Security Sector which contains the unique information assigned to one drive only, this is what you need.

    Original Poster

    Ok thanks, loads of people suceeded and have not been banned so going to try but am pretty sure the hard-drive is not compatible reading some random site

    Only one way to find out, can't hurt to try.

    Original Poster

    [QUOTE=abomination;3646343]Only one way to find out, can't hurt to try.[/QUOTE}

    That is true actually and i probably will but my pc is in a cupboard atm. its so much effort lol
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