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

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 Guides' started by InsaneNutter, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. theSly

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    I bought a new WD5000LPLX and everything works fine now.

    What I found out (definitly):

    Win10 won't let you use Bootable USB Drive Creator Tool to create a bootable USB-Stick.

    In my case I used a program called Rufus, BUT it works with FreeDos instead of MS-DOS.
    FreeDos causes problems, when you use Hddhackr.

    My advice:
    ONLY use Bootable USB Drive Creator Tool with MS-DOS - if you have Win10, as I do... use another computer (WinXP...)
     
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  2. InsaneNutter

    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    Out of curiosity did you run Bootable USB Drive Creator Tool with admin rights on Windows 10?

    Glad you got everything working in the end though!
     
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  3. theSly

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    Yes I did run it as admin -

    thank you for all your help
     
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  4. Anora Peart

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    I have a WD5000BEVT - 80HXZT1 and was wondering what firmware do I use?

    I loaded it up in HDDHACKR and it seams to be flashed already but the xbox360 dose not see it
     
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    Maybe this can get answered quickly. I just got a 80gb drive, made sure it was on the list of compatible HDDs.
    How would I go about setting it up? 60gb (60gb actual) partition and then 20gb (14.5gb actual) partition?
    Can it only be used as a 60gb and the rest is lost?
    Do I have to repeat the step twice to make it two partitions? (60 +14.5)
     
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    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    It can only be used as a 60gb internal hard drive, any additional space will simply be lost.

    You could get a usb caddy for it and use it as an external hard drive though, that would allow you to use all the space the drive has to offer.
     
  7. Wdavery

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    Hey, thanks for the great guide, pretty easy to follow through all the steps.
    I got my drive working in the Xbox, but then I tried to backup/restore partition 2 from my original hard drive and it simply refuses.
    The backup went seamlessly in a couple minutes, but the restore just sits there (I left it overnight and it still nothing)

    When I open my new drive in Xplorer360 it shows only partition 1, both before and after the canceled "restore partition 2". Is that normal? I know the drive was working, I had it in the xbox and formatted it there. It reported 293 GB (or something like that).

    Any recommendations?
    Sorry to post a problem, but I'm stumped. Thanks again for creating the guide and also for answering so many pages of questions!
     
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    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    You could try great the partitions again in Hddhackr (this will erase everything on the drive) then try resorting partition 2 right away before using it in the Xbox.
     
  9. milldogtjm

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    Or you could use FATXplorer which is great for this as well and it can also backup the partitions, and their security sectors as well. The tool is very easy to use.
    here is their site https://fatxplorer.eaton-works.com/
    They also have guides on their aswell to help out if needed.
     
  10. Condorman

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    @InsaneNutter, as far as I know, we can only use the following series of Western Digital hard drives, right?

    - WD Scorpio Series BEAS/BEVS
    WD600BEAS - 60GB
    WD800BEAS - 80GB
    WD1000BEAS - 100GB
    WD1200BEAS - 120GB
    WD1600BEAS - 160GB
    WD2000BEAS - 200GB
    WD2500BEAS - 250GB
    WD600BEVS - 60GB
    WD800BEVS - 80GB
    WD1000BEVS - 100GB
    WD1200BEVS - 120GB
    WD1600BEVS - 160GB
    WD2000BEVS - 200GB
    WD2500BEVS - 250GB

    - WD Scorpio Blue Series BEVS/BEVT/BPVT/LPVT/LPVX/BPVX/LPCX
    WD3200BEVS - 320GB
    WD600BEVT - 60GB
    WD800BEVT - 80GB
    WD1200BEVT - 120GB
    WD1600BEVT - 160GB
    WD2000BEVT - 200GB
    WD2500BEVT - 250GB
    WD3200BEVT - 320GB
    WD4000BEVT - 400GB
    WD5000BEVT - 500GB
    WD6400BEVT - 640GB
    WD1600BPVT - 160GB
    WD2500BPVT - 250GB
    WD3200BPVT - 320GB
    WD5000BPVT - 500GB
    WD6400BPVT - 640GB
    WD7500BPVT - 750GB
    WD2500LPVT - 250GB
    WD3200LPVT - 320GB
    WD5000LPVT - 500GB
    WD5000LPVX - 500GB
    WD5000BPVX - 500GB
    WD5000LPCX - 500GB
    WDBMYH5000ANC-NRSN - 500GB [Retial Boxed]
    WD10TPVT - 1TB

    - WD Scorpio Black Series BEKT/BJKT/BPKT/LPLX
    WD800BEKT - 80GB
    WD1200BEKT - 120GB
    WD1600BEKT - 160GB
    WD2500BEKT - 250GB
    WD3200BEKT - 320GB
    WD5000BEKT - 500GB
    WD800BJKT - 80GB
    WD1200BJKT - 120GB
    WD1600BJKT - 160GB
    WD3200BJKT - 320GB
    WD5000BJKT - 500GB
    WD3200BPKT - 320GB
    WD5000BPKT - 500GB
    WD7500BPKT - 750GB
    WD5000LPLX - 500GB
    WD5000BPKX - 500GB

    - WD AV-25 Series BUDT
    WD1600BUDT - 160GB
    WD2500BUDT - 250GB
    WD3200BUDT - 320GB
    WD5000BUDT - 500GB

    - WD VelociRaptor Series HLFS/BLFS
    WD1500HLFS - 150GB
    WD1600HLFS - 160GB
    WD3000HLFS - 300GB
    WD1500BLFS - 150GB
    WD1600BLFS - 160GB
    WD3000BLFS - 300GB

    How can we know if a new series will work with hddhackr? The WD AV-25 Series BUDT is working so...Should we expect the same with the AV-25 Series BUCT? (I can't find a BUDT drive, but I found many BUCT drives). Thanks a lot.
     
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    The only way is for someone to buy a drive and test it, similar drives could well work however it's impossible for me to say either way until someone tests one.
     
  12. Lidor Ariel

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    Peace,

    I have Xbox 360 Slim with RGH.
    If I buy a WD internal hard disk of 1TB, for example this WD10JPVX model
    And flash the HDD with the HDDSS_500GB.BIN file and the hddHackr v1.40 tool,
    Will it work?
    Will I have 1TB on my xbox 360 slim?

    Please note that I have RGH, and I'm not talking about an external hard disk, but an internal hard disk
     
  13. InsaneNutter

    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    You can just put a hard drive in, format it, and it will work. No need to hack anything for a Jtag or RGH console.

    If you want to do a proper job and restore the Xbox Classic emulator too, then follow this tutorial here: Upgrade a Jtagged Xbox 360's hard drive, restore the avatars and Xbox 1 emulator
     

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