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

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  1. InsaneNutter

    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    Performance wise I don't think you will notice much difference for real world usage between the two drives on the Xbox 360.
     
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    My drive is a 500gb lpcx mfg 2019 its new from newegg. Its working great. I set the intellipark timer to 10 minutes or 600 seconds with the option in hddhackr (setting the timer longer than 8 seconds, is a must do). Its working awesome now. Think paid about 35 dollars on newegg you might want to get one before all new ones are gone.
    I'd say the probability that a 250gb one will work is moderately high but that would really suck if it didn't work so I will agree with nutter! If its not listed I wouldn't try it. The real question is why are you bothering with that if you can get a 500gb drive.
    One thing to note is after I flashed it hooked it up to laptop with transfer cable and I am using FATXplorer, said "no security sector found" (even though hddhackr was supposed to add it), but with FATXplorer was able to add it without much problem. Also you can optimize folders and format to FATX without plugging into xbox360, removing, xplorer add original xbox emulator partition, replugging etc., it is a great program. I mean its not ultra easy, but if you're a little tech savvy you can do it, also the developer is a great guy and helped me out a lot in emails. And even you might be able to get newer LPLX drives working with this program but I'm not sure on that, so at your own risk.
    Perhaps should make a how to for people its just that most people don't care about xbox 360 anymore but I am getting big into Morrowind game so I do... lol... its all about the games really... the controller support, and resolution upscaling in Morrowind, is very nice, a bit choppy in a few parts, but playable.
    Also I am a huge fan of Castlevania curse of darkness, unfortunately have to play that on my PS2 because its not supported on xbox360. But I digest...
    actually have new xbox emulator cxbr or something might run it, but I doubt it, won't run Morrowind, so what good is it LOL

    Also want to say that I bought 7 xbox live pass for 1.39 cents ea. for 14 days and you can activate that on the 5th of the month or something and download both games free for the month for basically free. So why not?
     
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    So, I've been working on my 360 as of late. Just bought a 500gb LPLX drive, then discovered that people are having problems with it.
    Has anyone got this variant of the Scorpio working or did I just waste $50 on ebay. :(
     
  4. masternoxx

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    Sorry but what is the reasoning behind this statement?
    Could you not buy a 7200rpm WD black and it would be faster?
    Also I have seen that the xbox 360 slim has SATA II interface 300mb/s.
    Well what about the older xbox 360s like the pro and arcade? Are they also SATA II ?
    Thanks for reply
     
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    I also did this,
    totally wrecked the drive and then returned it, LOL
    turned out nothing wrong with the drive LOL, but I didn't know what was going on at the time.
    let me guess you have flashed it and now when you put it in the xbox 360 it doesn't show up at all.
    well in my post right above yours I say a possible solution but its doubtful it will work.
    dl and run fatXplorer, hook up the drive to your laptop with transfer cable / sata bridge cable, install integration driver, mount drive, do an analyze (I think its under toolkit view), if it says no valid security sector found, add one. Then try plugging into xbox 360 again.

    if that not work can you just scramble the firmware brick the drive and then return it LOL... no I won't condone dishonesty, but it's what I did. However at that time I had read SOME OTHER STUPID NOOB WEBPAGE that recommended to use that drive for maximum speed so I was under the impression that is "should" have worked.
    need to go have that webpage taken down but I don't even remember the web address of it

    Plz report back if it worked or not

    Yes tons of people have got those drives to work and they used to always work then around 2017 or so the came out with a new revision of the drive and since then it won't work, to my knowledge that is the deal
     
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    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    Someone did some testing years ago and the real world difference in loading times in most games was negligible, its not like going from a HDD to an SSD. I'm pretty sure you will find this somewhere in the 3000+ replies in this thread if you really wish to look back and find it.
     
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    xxx://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/340690/does-the-type-of-hard-drive-affect-load-times-for-an-xbox-360-slim

    well there's that webpage, at the bottom. Not really applicable to this because you are not using the MS stock / Hitachi drive any more, with this hack. But does show that there might be a bottleneck.
    I haven't seen anything else, but I'll try searching some more. Thx
     
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    I haven't gotten the drive yet. Its in the mail. I should have it next week I hope. But when I get it, I'll be sure to update with the success or failure.
     

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