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

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  1. robide

    robide Member

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    I flashed my WD3200BEVT yesterday. As advised by gangadhartnl i used HDDHACKR 1.22. But i had an error occured at the end "bad or wrong....". So i flashed my HDD with the undo.BIN. I changed my HDDSS.BIN and used HDDHACKR v1.30. I works and i created partitions 1/2/3.

    Now i have a new HDD in my XBOX 360 with 293go of free space. This amount of space is normal? Everybody who flashed his HDD has 293go left after flashing? Not 299go?
     
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    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    Yes that's normal, you will never actually have 320gb of usable space on a 320gb drive.
    The Xbox 360 has various partitions, taking the total free space down you can use for storage to 293gb.
     
  3. Dmitri Kalinaitsev

    Dmitri Kalinaitsev New Member

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    Got a problem!

    My usb got a malfunction so i lost the UNDO.BIN :(((

    I flashed to a 320, it showed as 293, i installed a game to it... then when i turned off turned on the Xbox didnt load. Only later i came to realize that loading was increased to a few minutes not normal seconds. Anyways reflashed the drive to 250, 302, 250 etc. etc. Anyways xbx sees the drive as unformatted, i press format but it stays unformatted after.

    What can i do? also on hddhackr 1.30 says created partitions successfully but it never gives me the sign to turn of pc, halts there, 1.25 works ok for this. :S

    Also it now sees my drive as hitachi for some reason XD when its a 3200BEVT WD
     
  4. Dmitri Kalinaitsev

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    Never mind i restored to a different WD Undo.bin than my drive missed 1 letter, in the name... now i guess its bricked and gone right?
     
  5. RaptorHunter

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    I'm trying to hack my new 320 GB WD3200BEVT Drive

    When I try I get this error that: the "LBA size in unsupported" even though the .bin lba matches the drive lba

    I tried to go ahead anyway and it failed.

    See Screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/xYVEu.jpg

    Now when I try again I get the "Reading sector 16 failed"

    What am I doing wrong?

     

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  6. edlimym

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    i managed to flashed both my BEVT and BPVT. both having the same 'so called' error message but i went ahead and flashed them. flashed successful. i amusing hddhackr ver 1.30 and via 6421a pci card.
     
  7. billyjimbob243

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    So when im using the usb tool, where is the usb boot drive files folder supposed to be located at?
     
  8. Rick

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    look below
     
  9. legndkilla8

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    Just talked to M$

    Me: Hello, I just have a quick question. If I was to use a 3rd party HDD in my xbox 360/360S or was to use software and format one to work would I get banned from XBL? M$s prices are a little steep for a HDD.
    Kristina: I can certainly understand wanting to shop for the best deal, I love getting bargains myself. However, for best performance, I would suggest going with a 1st party hard drive. Ultimately, it is up to you. The hard drive will not cause you to be banned from Xbox Live, but there could be unforeseen issues.
    Me: Thank you for you help


    So as you can see M$ support says you won't get banned.
     
  10. n3mur1t0r

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    Hey there, just used this tutorial to hack a WD3200BPVT with the HDDSS320.bin and HDDHackr v1.30, worked like a charm, so thanks a lot InsaneNutter. I was just wondering, is there any chance that I may use my old 20GB Hitachi HTS541640J9SA00 x360 HDD in a PC? Is there any way to format it to FAT32 or NTFS?
     
  11. Rick

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    yes.just connect via sata or sata to usb and use disk management to format it (this will probably render the drive unusable on any xbox 360 console)
     
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    Great, 10x!
     
  13. RaptorHunter

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    I found a third computer and it worked like a charm.

    The guide should mention the fact that if you BIOS doesn't give you the option to change AHCI to IDE then it probably won't work...
     
  14. billyjimbob243

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    I mean i don't have that choice... a window show up where i have to go save the file too. Or to re-word my question: Where on my computer is the "usb drive boot files\ ms-dos" folder located at on my computer? It's not on the jump drive so i have no clue where it could be...
     
  15. Rick

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    this is my location of the files extracted yours should be with the .exe of the usb program
    [​IMG]
     
  16. Specter

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    very nice guide

    > can i connect the SATA hard drive directly to the console? because i dont have xbox360 hdd
     
  17. Rick

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    for xbox 360 slim yes for the xbox 360 white console you need this (it will work on all hard drives)
     
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    thx buddy, i didnt expect they sell hdd shells.

    so i get one and load it with a laptop hard drive of any capacity! looks good
     
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    id advise you get slim hdd shell thou as sata connector can become loose as its not correcty fitted
     
  20. Specter

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    i'll take ur advice is consideration, thx :)
     

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