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Thread: Hack a 250gb, 320gb or 500gb Sata harddrive to work in the Xbox 360 and Xbox 360 Slim

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnkeyprince View Post
    thats a scorpio blue, so im pretty sure itll work, but id reccomend the 320gb scorpio black, i have a scorpio black, you get 2-3 second faster loading times, a faster drive in general, with minimal noise increase for only 10 dollars
    Yea its the same sort of brand, however it doesnt match the model numbers listed on the first post.

    I am wondering if anyone has tried to use the drives from a local Bestbuy / Walmart / Target (they have those same model numbers) with HDDHackr.

    I ask because I am currently conducting training away from a normal mailing address (I hate the military mail system at times) so I would rather just go out locally and pick one up. Worse case, I will order this from Walmart.com and have it sent to store so I dont have to deal with the hassle of military mailing system.

    Walmart.com: Western Digital Scorpio Blue 320GB SATA Portable Internal Hard Drive: Computers

    I may go with the Black, just depends on my budget come the 1st

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    Hey mnkeyprince, did you happen to notice what model drive the HDDHackr tool reported was in the GOW3 console?

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    na, i can go check right now though, all i rmbr is that it uses a different model sequence then scorpio drives

    im about to sell it so i didnt want to risk cracking the case.

    i know what you said about the seagate drive thing, didnt you said it still works?

    EDIT: well my bios says its sata ST9320325AS, googling seems to bring up the seagate momentus 5400.6

    http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.js...D&locale=en-US

    my guess? That M$ knew about our hacking attempts and changed to seagate on prupose? either way, im sure this will only add fuel to the monopoly hate and a new hack will surface

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    What's the deal with the EEPROM I see on other XBOX hacking forums?

    Based on this thread I understand a "soft" mod works just fine. But on other forums there are users saying you need to access the EEPROM code for drive locking because of Microsoft.

    So even if I use the security sector on a HDD what about my Xbox's EEPROM info on my 4GB Arcade model. Is it safe to assume this means nothing because what if I were to just go buy the 'Official' 250GB slim upgrade. That would just be a simple plug and play. As is what this tutorial seems to be doing.

    I am just trying to do an HDD upgrade because I need more space. I don't care for actually hacking my xbox to play old games or run linux or play bootlegged copies.

    I am sure I am at the right place as the tutorial is very thorough but I just wanted to clear up this EEPROM issue.

    I am waiting for my HDD to arrive in mail so I haven't been able to test...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elston View Post
    It seems to be legit. I flashed the GOW3 drive file to a WD 320BEVT and formatted it on the Xbox. It shows 293GB free now.
    Glad to hear it works just fine

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLeeDynasty View Post
    Is there any chance that this western digital drive would work?

    Western Digital - 320GB Internal Hard Drive for Laptops - WDBABC3200ANC-NRSN

    I understand the model number is WDBABC3200ANC-NRSN but I cant seem to find the drives listed in the first post (locally) without ordering online.

    Any help would be appreciated.
    As of version 1.30, Hddhackr now works with all sizes and versions of the Western Digital Scorpio Series, that drive is a Scorpio Blue so it should work fine.

    Quote Originally Posted by mnkeyprince View Post
    my guess? That M$ knew about our hacking attempts and changed to seagate on prupose? either way, im sure this will only add fuel to the monopoly hate and a new hack will surface
    It shouldn't matter, Microsoft have used Seagate drives in the past. I have an old 20gb Seagate here.

    Quote Originally Posted by polovtsian1 View Post
    What's the deal with the EEPROM I see on other XBOX hacking forums?

    Based on this thread I understand a "soft" mod works just fine. But on other forums there are users saying you need to access the EEPROM code for drive locking because of Microsoft.
    If you have been looking a tutorials that mention EEPROM and hard drive locking you are looking at tutorials for the original Xbox, not the Xbox 360. Unlike the original Xbox the hard drive is not tied to a console, you can put it in another console and it will work fine.

    Follow this tutorial and the drive will work fine in your console, the biggest problem your likely to have is Hddhackr will not like the Sata chipset in your computer.
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    In theory wouldnt HDDHackr work in virtual machine (VMWare, etc) or because of its needs with disabling AHCI this would not work? Just wanting to know for future reference (I have some lazy friends )

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    How worried should I be about using this GOW3 cloned drive on Live? Also, I'm still not clear how a security sector from a Seagate drive can work in a WD drive.

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    it has been stated several times that not one on person has been banned from using a modified hard drive, the 320GB shouldn't be any different. The security sectors on the hard drive are nothing special just a preventative measure to stop hard drive cloning so Microsoft can make more money. All this does/did is extract the security sectors from an official 320GB and apply it to a WD drive.
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    thanks just made my 320 gb one....

    btw if anyone have problem with WD3200BEVT model use HDDHACKR 1.22.the new version didn't worked for me.

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    I ordered this drive, figured $10 for a 7200rpm drive vs 5400 was worth it.

    Newegg.com - Western Digital Scorpio Black WD2500BEKT 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    This is the USB drive I'm using

    Newegg.com - CORSAIR Flash Voyager 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model CMFUSB2.0-16GB

    When I use the USB format tool in the guide, I only have the option to select FAT32, instead of FAT, will this be an issue ?

    Edit - when I try to dump the contents of the Content folder in Partition 3, I get this error "failed to create destination folder in recursive dump operation"

    After googling, others say they've fixed it via using other software to dump, or selecting less than 256 files at a time to dump.


    HDD clicks every 30 seconds and the 360 freezes and reboots,

    Bought this drive.

    Newegg.com - Western Digital Scorpio Black WD2500BEKT 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive -Bare Drive

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    then something is probably wrong with the harddrive, my 250gb scorpio black works perfect

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    mnkey prince, check your OCN Account, you'll find out who this is, read the PM.

    Disregard my previous posts

    Can someone please explain the proper way to dump game saves *not DLC, just saves* and the proper way to add them back in ?

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    so for anybody else who acciently messed up the drives because of 360 xplorer, just reflash/create partition from hddhackr again

    and to transfer save files, id recommend connecting a usb stick to the 360, transfer the files to that, plug in the drive, then transfer the files from the usb to the new drive

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnkeyprince View Post
    so for anybody else who acciently messed up the drives because of 360 xplorer, just reflash/create partition from hddhackr again

    and to transfer save files, id recommend connecting a usb stick to the 360, transfer the files to that, plug in the drive, then transfer the files from the usb to the new drive
    Exactly what I'm doing right now, it really is simpler

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    To clear up any confusion

    today i just hacked a 320gb scorpio black with the HDDSS from the OEM seagate momentus 320gb drive that came with my gow3 console and it works flawlessly

    meaning you CAN use wd drives and MS DOES use segate drives for their oem 320gb hdd

    funny thing, after i flashed my WD scorpio black, my bios thinks its a seagate drive as it has the same serial #

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    Well, I used the USB drive to transfer saves, themes and other things, worked flawlessly.

    Bye bye 20gb drive, have LOTS of downloading to do now.

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    Hi,

    I want buy a WD 320 go to upgrade my old 20go. It works fine?

    What is it better between a Western Digital Scorpio Blue 320 Go (WD3200BPVT) and a Western Digital Scorpio Blue 320 Go (WD3200BEVT).

    gangadhartnl say that "btw if anyone have problem with WD3200BEVT model use HDDHACKR 1.22.the new version didn't worked for me".

    Thanks a lot

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    I have a WD HD that was hacked by a friend to use the 250GB file, even though its actual size is 320GB. His hack made my HDD behave like a Hitachi 250GB. I'd like to use now the 320GB BIN file to use my HDD to its full potential. Can I just use this method or do I need to reset my HD to the original BIN file?

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    Quote Originally Posted by virotti View Post
    I have a WD HD that was hacked by a friend to use the 250GB file, even though its actual size is 320GB. His hack made my HDD behave like a Hitachi 250GB. I'd like to use now the 320GB BIN file to use my HDD to its full potential. Can I just use this method or do I need to reset my HD to the original BIN file?
    Yes, just make sure you rename the 320gb bin file to the regular one, and use the 320gb explorer for partition 3.

    I'm fairly certain you'll have to reset the bin and start from scratch though, So I'd backup everything first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robide View Post
    Hi,

    I want buy a WD 320 go to upgrade my old 20go. It works fine?

    What is it better between a Western Digital Scorpio Blue 320 Go (WD3200BPVT) and a Western Digital Scorpio Blue 320 Go (WD3200BEVT).

    gangadhartnl say that "btw if anyone have problem with WD3200BEVT model use HDDHACKR 1.22.the new version didn't worked for me".

    Thanks a lot
    i am unable to partition with new hddhackr.so i used old hddhackr 1.22 version and it is worked fine.

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    hi there, i have done the following :-
    01) ran hddhackr 1.30 and flashed my WD3200BPVT with hddss320gb.bin - success.
    02) install it to my xbox360 arcade and format it - success.
    03) ran xplorer360 for 320gb hdd version to read hdd - Error message saying 'Could not Find Any Fatx Drive'. Connect my hdd to lappy using transfer usb kit.
    any advice? thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edlimym View Post
    Error message saying 'Could not Find Any Fatx Drive'. Connect my hdd to lappy using transfer usb kit.
    any advice? thanks.
    Did you right click and run Xplorer 360 with admin rights?
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    Quote Originally Posted by InsaneNutter View Post
    Did you right click and run Xplorer 360 with admin rights?
    yes sir, i did that too. also, i ran virtual xp mode inside my already installed win 7 ultimate OS but still can get Xplorer360 to 'see' my new hdd. wierd! by itself if install back to my console, no problems. only thing is that i like to transfer all partition 2 and 3 over. my profiles no problem because i use USB thumbdrive to transfer those contents. i will try again and post. may use a 250 gb .bin instead if everything fails. thanks.

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    format in the xbox 360 so it asks for the s/n of the xbox then connect it to the pc and run xplorer360 w/ admin
    dont use xp mode
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    Quote Originally Posted by rick550 View Post
    format in the xbox 360 so it asks for the s/n of the xbox then connect it to the pc and run xplorer360 w/ admin
    dont use xp mode
    hi rick, did you successfully tried it? on a 320gb that is.

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    hi all, finally managed to setup my wd320 gb hdd. it was a procedural error on my part. after i got my hdd flashed and formatted via xbox console, i use Xplorer 320 gb ver to see and 'drag drop' my old contents. this corrupted my entire new hdd. my old hdd is 20gb. so, actually i used 3 versions of Xplorer. firstly, Xplorer Extreme ver for Partition 2 backup & restore. Xplorer 20gb ver to extract my old 20 gb hdd partition 3 contents. lastly, Xplorer 320 gb ver to inject partition 3 back to new 320 gb hdd. the last process is very tricky coz i need to drag/drop individual files/folders. if i drag/drop the entire partition 3, it freezes. do not know if anyone got this freezing situation but nevertheless, i got it to work and my previous contents are all transferred. thanks all, esp @InsaneNutter for this tutorial. Cheers!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gangadhartnl View Post
    i am unable to partition with new hddhackr.so i used old hddhackr 1.22 version and it is worked fine.
    Ok tanks a lot. I've just buy a WD3200BEVT model. I hope it wiil be easy to flash it.

    A WD3200BPVTseems to be easier to flash. I'm a little stressed. I hope i didn't make a mistake buying a BEVT.

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    All should flash the same, if you look at the photos in the tutorial you will see its a BEVT that was hacked.

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    Ok thx i hope so. If i have a problem i will back.

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    Anyone has UNDO.BIN for a WD3200BPVT? I used a 320GB WD3200BPVT and hacked it into a 250GB. Now that the 320GB bin is out, I directly hacked it using hddhackr. The process completed successfully, but when I insrted the harddisk, Xbox only detects 199GB free.

    I think I have to reset it back to the original WD3200BPVT before hacking into a 320GB, but I deleted my WD3200BPVT UNDO.BIN long ago. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manneo1918 View Post
    Anyone has UNDO.BIN for a WD3200BPVT? I used a 320GB WD3200BPVT and hacked it into a 250GB. Now that the 320GB bin is out, I directly hacked it using hddhackr. The process completed successfully, but when I insrted the harddisk, Xbox only detects 199GB free.

    I think I have to reset it back to the original WD3200BPVT before hacking into a 320GB, but I deleted my WD3200BPVT UNDO.BIN long ago. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
    Hi, i have uploaded a zip find on the web with a lot of WD undo files. Follow the link :

    http://www.mediafire.com/?75pejpp3i6fs1tw

    The problem is that there are only WD3200BEVT. I don't know if that can works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robide View Post
    Hi, i have uploaded a zip find on the web with a lot of WD undo files. Follow the link :

    undo_wd.zip

    The problem is that there are only WD3200BEVT. I don't know if that can works.
    Thank you for the link. I went ahead and flashed my HDD from an Xbox 250GB to Xbox 320GB again, and noticed that the available space is about 299GB after I formatted the HDD. I'll assume this means a successful flash, and the missing 21GB is being used for system files.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manneo1918 View Post
    and the missing 21GB is being used for system files.
    That's the manufacturer rounding up the actual capacity of the drive, no drive is actually what it's listed as.

    Also, 8gb of that missing space is the original xbox emulator if you injected it back on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manneo1918 View Post
    Thank you for the link. I went ahead and flashed my HDD from an Xbox 250GB to Xbox 320GB again, and noticed that the available space is about 299GB after I formatted the HDD. I'll assume this means a successful flash, and the missing 21GB is being used for system files.
    So you used a BEVT undo file and it works?

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    Quote Originally Posted by robide View Post
    Hi, i have uploaded a zip find on the web with a lot of WD undo files. Follow the link :

    undo_wd.zip

    The problem is that there are only WD3200BEVT. I don't know if that can works.
    Good find, i added a link to them in the FAQ on the first page.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robide View Post
    So you used a BEVT undo file and it works?
    I didn't use any undo file. My WD3200BPVT was flashed to a xbox 250GB. It had 199GB free. Then I flashed it to a xbox 320GB. When I checked in xbox, it showed 199GB free, but all my games are not shown. When I pressed Y button to look at more options, it showed 299GB capacity. So I formatted my harddisk in xbox to get back the space. I'm not sure if there is a way to make those missing content show after flashing to 320GB, but I just re-downloaded them since they were just demos.

    Bottom line is, it is possible to flash from 250GB to 320GB directly, if you used a WD3200BPVT (and possibly other 320GB hdd too).

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    i think its better to go from hacked to normal hard drive then back to hacked,but if it works from hacked to hacked then i guess your good
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    Allright with a WD3200BEKT on a xbox slim!!

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    Hi, new here joined the forum because i read over some pages and I have a BB gift card but they dont have the most widely used 320gb hdds or 250s that everyone seems to use and no one replied above to ask if they know for sure that they work. I was interested in purchasing a scorpio black 7200rpm the model number is WDBABD3200ANC-NRSN and would like to order it so i can start using my newly purchased 360 4gb. I would first try out the newest firmware version since it says it supports all wd scorpios but if like some have to use an older build I don't think it would work for the hdd i want to purchase. Any response would be greatly appreciated.

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    only buy the ones listed,unless you want to see if it works. amazon.com sells them for cheap(the listed models)
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