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

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  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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    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

    milldogtjm New Member

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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.
     

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