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

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  1. zabiru2

    zabiru2 Member

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    Hi again, finally i flashed the drive, but it doesn't show in the xbox, it's because of the chipset?
     
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    Does it even show as unformatted. If not then it will be a problem with the sata chipset, even if Hddhackr thinks its flashing the drive it's probably not doing it correctly.
     
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    It's like none drive been connected.
    The drive is dated june 2013, is supported?
     
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    I have a 500gb drive that is currently in use. I would like to pick up a (hdmi!!) xbox 360. Assuming I can find a special case to hold the drive, is it possible to use that drive in another xbox 360? i have a valid xbox live account and would like to play the games from the particular drive. Any ideas?
     
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    If the drive can be hacked then i dont see why not, or failing that just got a usb caddy for it and use it as an external usb drive on the 360. So one way or another you should be able to use it.
     
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    Hi guys. I have a quick question that I hope someone can answer.
    I have a WD5000LPCX-22VHAT1 drive (manufactured in 2018)
    Will it work? Woul I risk bricking the drive if I try to hack it?
    Thanks.
     
  7. Joerolando2701

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    So I just backed up my content data and flashed my drive from 320 to 500 how do I get my content back onto the drive? Party buffalo gives me errors when trying to load the drive I have verified the drive work in my xbox 360 and is showing correct size but have no way to restore my save files
     
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    Try format the hard drive in the Xbox 360, then copy some content such as a demo to it. After you have done this open the drive again in Party Buffalo. I do find Party Buffalo is quite buggy on Windows 10 sadly, so if you have access to a Windows 7 machine it does seem to work a lot better on that.
     
  9. sideskroll

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    UPDATE: If anyone finds themselves in the same position as I was just go ahead and do it. It works.
    Also, I was able to use FreeDOS (via rufus) with no issues whatsoever.
     
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    Hi everyone.
    I have a WD7500BPVT, that is on the supported list. The question is, what BIN file should I use for this HDD, since I can't find any 750GB file in the archives?
    I don't mind if I won't be able to use the whole capacity of the HDD.
    Thanks
     
  11. InsaneNutter

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    Use the 500gb security sector, that will allow you to use as much space as possible.

    The alternative is to get an enclosure and use it as a USB hard drive, which will allow all 750gb to be used.
     
  12. loplo

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    That sounds promising. The next problem is, that I can't find any BIN for the 500GB BPVT in the archives.
     
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    I just bricked my 120g wd hdd (WD1200BEVT-00A0RT1) by restoring the drive with a incompatible bin (I don't have the original bin file since I bought the console second hand). The recovery method did not work, and the drive cannot be recognized anymore. I was wondering if it can be restored using the Xbox 360 120GB Hard Drive Security Sector, so at least the drive can still function. BTW the drive has an external bios chip that I can read and modify easily. If anyone owns this drive could provide a bios backup, maybe I could initialize mine again with WDR5.3? I have attached my bricked bios here also.
     

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