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

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  1. PandaJoe

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    So this still works and microsoft cant ban you for this????
     
  2. InsaneNutter

    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    Yes and yes, works fine and you will not be banned.
     
  3. PandaJoe

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    great i gonna start to hack my hdd tomorrow ;)
     
  4. ElMarrueco

    ElMarrueco Active Member

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    Thank you so much, but i have 2 Xboxes/2Drives, one is 250 Gb, i already used your method to hack it earlier this week. Can i Hack a 40 Gb??
     
  5. mamamamia88

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    gparted is what i used to format it
     
  6. wajahat0992

    wajahat0992 New Member

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    i need some help

    can i used maxtor or seegate harddrives if yes then which hdd i used for xbox 360
     
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    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    Nope you can only use the western digital models listed in the first post.
     
  8. PandaJoe

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    can i use a 320gb western digital hdd and let it run as a 250 gb hdd????
    Is there a way to do this?????
     
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    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    Yes just buy a compatible drive and flash the 250gb security sector.
     
  10. mamamamia88

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    new harddrive came in today worked first time no problems.
     
  11. PandaJoe

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    I heard of people having problems with the new 2010 models.
    Does it matter wich moddel i have????
     
  12. InsaneNutter

    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    The 2010 drive are the same, lots of people have hacked them perfectly.

    99% of problems appear to be SATA chipset / configuration on the PC been used to hack the drive.
     
  13. PandaJoe

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    ok thx for the answers
     
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    Is 250gb as big as we can go at the moment? Or is it possible to go higher?
     
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    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    250gb is as big as you can go, if Microsoft ever release a bigger drive we will be able to go as big as that drive.
     
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    is hacked my 250gb wd 2500bevt!!!!!!!
    Worked fine!
    Thx for all your help!!!
     
  17. XCELRATE

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    Thanks InsaneNutter

    i recieved 2 new HDD's from newegg today... thanks to you and my stubling around the internet searching an idea, me and my son will have 250gig hard drives tonight....

    thank you!!!

    took all of 1 hour to do both consoles, awesome dude thanks....

    DT
     
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    AHCI is the main reason why people cant flash their drives.i have a hp g60 series laptop and it has AHCI so i had to use my dad's computer and that worked fine.my 250gb WD2500BEVT is still working for the xbox 360 and its much faster than the 20gb drive.
     
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    Hi InsaneNutter
    I had a question regarding the Xplorer360 Software....
    When I backup my files, can I use the Xplorer360 to Restore all the Backup Files into an Original XBOX360 120gb HDD...... Or is it just for HDD that has been Modify.......
    The reason I'm asking is because I'm trying to backup all my Files that I have in a 20GB and transfer to my 120GB..... i had purchase an XBOX360 Transfer Cable Kit but it didn't work because the cable is for the New XBOX360S/slim only......
    If I cannot do it with Xplorer360, is there any other way? can you please suggest something ... Thank You Sir..
     
  20. Space Cadet

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    Many thanks for the instructions, InsaneNutter.

    Now, if you don't mind, i'd like to ask you a few questions:

    1) since i replaced my old hdd with a new WD2500BEVT, i'm experiencing some minor freezing issues in some arcade and retail games. None of that happen on my old hard drive, so what could be the problem?

    2) Is there a way to get my old 20Gb drive to work in windows? I mean like a regular hard drive. I guess i need the original firmware for that model (ST920217AS), but i can't find any on the internet.
    Thanks.
     

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