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Upgrading a xbox360 hard drive
« on: September 07, 2015, 05:24:36 PM »
http://digiex.net/guides-reviews/console-guides/xbox-360-guides/3152-hack-250gb-320gb-500gb-sata-harddrive-work-xbox-360-xbox-360-slim.html

Seems to work. Found a compatible drive at the microcenter closest to me this past weekend and I did the most important part today which was getting a 320gb drive to work on my old white unit. After formatting and the xbox wanting me to verify it's serial number, it showed the drive as empty.

I'm currently working on backing up the data from the old 120gb so I can move it over to the 320gb.

I was thinking I'd have to get a slim with a larger drive so I could have one devoted to guitar games and one to all the other games I own, but it looks like the $37 purchase was completely worth it!
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Re: Upgrading a xbox360 hard drive
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2015, 09:20:30 AM »
This could be interesting... keep us posted on what you do with it in the future.
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Re: Upgrading a xbox360 hard drive
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2015, 05:15:50 PM »
I had to leave my system on overnight while I was at work to restore the data from my desktop to the 5400rpm 320gig. When I got home I tried to overwrite the "folder" containing save games to guarantee that nothing went wrong while I was gone, but the program that does that work decided to crap out. I went ahead and hooked everything to the xbox and turned it on and.... bam, there were all my legally purchased XBL games. Started up Marvel vs Capcom 2 and had no problems getting into training mode.

Haven't tried any full disc games yet, so I can't verify that the system a) sees save games properly and b) sees and loads any and all DLC (guitar game tracks) properly. I expect to do that this weekend. I've been really tired this week and thus sleeping a lot.
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Re: Upgrading a xbox360 hard drive
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2015, 08:24:49 PM »
Okay, so everything works. If anyone wants to follow that guide, I can say that it definitely worked for me. I just had one problem that seems to have been an oversight on my end or something. I kept loading game after game and apparently none of my game saves were ported over to the new drive. I'm pretty sure I restore the correct folder, but whatever. I'd say the migration to a much larger drive was worth it.

So let that be a lesson to you. If you follow the guide to changing the drive in your xbox make sure you port ALL your game saves to a external usb drive before you do anything so you can restore them without worry later.
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