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rmc
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Zachary, LA
Member since Sep 2004
22787 posts

Adding a hard drive to xbox 360

I am contemplating buying a hard drive to add to my xbox (4GB flash memory only). I'm not paying for the official microsoft xbox hd that is marked up like 90% over retail of the same drive that isn't official.

Question: is it as simple as buying a 2.5" SATA hard drive and formatting in the correct format and plugging it in? Voided warranty? Will I get kicked off xbox live?


polarbehr
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behind gump lines
Member since Sep 2011
6568 posts

re: Adding a hard drive to xbox 360
good luck


stout
Arizona Fan
Sportsman's Paradise
Member since Sep 2006
125554 posts

re: Adding a hard drive to xbox 360
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good luck




You act like it can't be done. I use an old 120GB laptop hard drive in my spare Xbox.

RMC, there are several Yotuube videos that show you what you need and how to do it. It's not hard at all.

There are also some after market unofficial Xbox HDs you can get on ebay for like $40

You can also use 32 GB thumb drives on any Xbox for storage.
This post was edited on 1/20 at 9:22 am


jmarto1
LSU Fan
Houma, LA
Member since Mar 2008
15973 posts

re: Adding a hard drive to xbox 360
Yes, there are plenty of Youtube videos. Consider that the next xbox is right around the corner. If you need the space now then do what you need to do. If you are just trying to plan ahead you may want to invest it into the 720.


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Broke
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AKA Buttercup
Member since Sep 2006
59129 posts

re: Adding a hard drive to xbox 360
I got a 60 you can buy from me for almost nothing. I can also meet you in Zachary tomorrow. I'll be at my parents house. Deal?

wait, old or new slim black one?


rmc
LSU Fan
Zachary, LA
Member since Sep 2004
22787 posts

re: Adding a hard drive to xbox 360
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good luck


Thanks for adding to the conversation.


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rmc
LSU Fan
Zachary, LA
Member since Sep 2004
22787 posts

re: Adding a hard drive to xbox 360
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wait, old or new slim black one?


I'm pretty sure its the new slim black one.


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rmc
LSU Fan
Zachary, LA
Member since Sep 2004
22787 posts

re: Adding a hard drive to xbox 360
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You can also use 32 GB thumb drives on any Xbox for storage.


Probably going to do this. I have probably 30 jump drives between my house and my moms. I'm just looking for more space so my kid can download demos and play them. He never keeps interest in a game beyond a day or two, but every now and then he'll want to play the lego's star wars demo we downloaded 10 months ago.


bluebarracuda
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Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2011
7973 posts

re: Adding a hard drive to xbox 360
I used my old 500gb 3.5" hard drive for my xbox. I put it in an external enclosure and worked perfectly


DoUrden
Tennessee Fan
Limbo
Member since Oct 2011
12351 posts

re: Adding a hard drive to xbox 360
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luebarracuda


Did you get my info from the messafe on Steam?


bluebarracuda
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2011
7973 posts

re: Adding a hard drive to xbox 360
Yup I did. I'll try to get it out on Tuesday


sharkfhin
Miami (FL) Fan
Hurricane alley
Member since Sep 2008
1671 posts

re: Adding a hard drive to xbox 360
Jus use a zip drive...all sorts of memory...


Unless u plan on hacking....then I know someone whose never been caught...

Btw hacking makes playing the game worthless


DoUrden
Tennessee Fan
Limbo
Member since Oct 2011
12351 posts

re: Adding a hard drive to xbox 360
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Yup I did. I'll try to get it out on Tuesday


Cool, whenever you get time no hurry.


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rmc
LSU Fan
Zachary, LA
Member since Sep 2004
22787 posts

re: Adding a hard drive to xbox 360
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Unless u plan on hacking....then I know someone whose never been caught... Btw hacking makes playing the game worthless


I don't play any multiplayer games online for any of my consoles. The last one was probably NCAA football '08 or 09. It's really just to download demos of games, maybe even full versions.


bluebarracuda
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2011
7973 posts

re: Adding a hard drive to xbox 360
You should be fine with a 2.5" drive. I used a 3.5" on my Xbox for sometime


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willymeaux
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Baton Rouge
Member since Mar 2012
2850 posts

re: Adding a hard drive to xbox 360
Prayers Sent


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