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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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My OG Xbone bricked, about to replace hard drive myself. Any advice?

I've been reading some mixed info online that I can just load OSU1 off a flash drive without doing anything to the hard drive, that I need to partition it first, that I need to copy my old one onto the new one, and everything in between.

Any advice?


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PS5s are pretty easy to get nowadays.


DownshiftAndFloorIt
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Oh no, this is a $50 fix or I'm firing the PS2 back up


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Oh no, this is a $50 fix or I'm firing the PS2 back up


I accidentally bricked by PS4pro... tech guy told me it would be cheaper to buy a new PS4 than to fix it.


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Not sure the hassle is worth saving $100 (OG Xbox - drive cost), but go for it.

If you got a working Xbox, you can re-download games and saves.

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However, it turns out you can replace the Xbox One’s hard drive, it’s just pretty difficult to do so.

The tech sadists over at iFixit got ahold of an Xbox One and promptly tore it to shreds. The team found that the box is made with standard off-the-shelf parts—most notably, the console uses a regular 2.5-inch SATA II hard drive. This means that if you found a great deal on a hard drive for your PS4, you can get another and use it for your Xbox One. The catch, though, is that it’s not even remotely easy to install it, as you have to do your best tech sadist impression and rip your box open.


https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Xbox+One+Hard+Drive+Replacement/36771


This post was edited on 7/5 at 11:38 am


DownshiftAndFloorIt
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uses a regular 2.5-inch SATA II hard drive


Thats what convinced me to try it. I was able to order a hard drive and a sata to USB adapter for about $40.

I'm not worried at all about getting the hardware installed, I'm worried about all this partitioning stuff I keep reading about. Some people say that with the new update you can just put a fresh out the box drive in and do an offline update. Others say you must do some work to the drive first.


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That ifixit link covers it pretty well. Let us know how it goes.


DownshiftAndFloorIt
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Yea I will. Got it apart last night. Very simple to do. Waiting on my hard drive to show up on Monday. Ordered a 1tb SSD


DownshiftAndFloorIt
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Hard drove came in early. Downloaded the OSU1 update to a flash drive, installed hard drive in the xbone straight out of the box, did an offline update. Up and running in about 20 minutes.

So, with the latest update you don't need to do any pre-work with the new hard drive. As long as it's blank brand new out of the box, same size as your old one (1TB in my case) it'll partition itself and happily fire up like a brand new Xbox.

If you go up in size you might need to partition it yourself first. Not sure about that part.

Load times SEEM to be much faster, but I haven't played it in about 6 months so I'm not sure if it really is any faster or not.

Eta: forgot to mention that you won't get the green boot-up animation going this route. It takes a good bit of extra legwork to get that. Alternatively, you can just wait until another update comes out and it will install itself then. I saw no need for it and skipped that.
This post was edited on 7/10 at 3:18 pm


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