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

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  1. Intenzitey

    Intenzitey Member

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    Sorry i meant the flash drive when making it bootable
     
  2. Rick

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    here is the directions for that,from the first page
     
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    well i just wanna know if somebodys tried FAT32 because Bootable USB Drive Creator Tool will only format in FAT32 for some reason
     
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    I think it works in fat32 also & make sure its your flash drive letter.
     
  5. Intenzitey

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    Thanks and yes its my flash drive
     
  6. Intenzitey

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    Sorry about this but new question i put my flash drive in and it boots right up to the windows millenium screen i typed hddhackr, f, y, and then it didnt prepare it just said it was done and ready for the xbox 360..... should it have done this?
     
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    if your using the latest hddhackr there should be a create partitions option use that also
     
  8. Intenzitey

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    so in 1.30 i have to flash it and then partition it or the other way around?
     
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    flash then partition

    just partition it now
     
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    thanks :D for helping me man
     
  11. 360questionnaire

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    Do you think MS will eventually ban people for this? Couldn't they just be using 3rd party generic drives (notably 120gb, since 120gb slim was never released) instead of butchering their older phat 360 hard drives and thus, the 'not knowing' end user trying to save a few bucks (college crowd, etc) would suffer the most?

    Aren't 3rd party generic and butchering the phat 360 compatible drives the same thing on MS' end?

    I hope they dont state bans, this is the ONLY reason I have a 360 is to play live. no interest in single player.

    Especially if this is all people are doing... I would think MS would rather have a banwave for people still trying to use pirated games on their servers.

    Thoughts?

    Also, does it matter that I reformatted the hard drive on my phat 360 and then slid it in? Or should I have reformatted it on my 360 slim before using LIVE and such?
     
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    All they could do is disable the hard drive which I don't think they can do.They can't ban you because there was no console modification done.

    I use my hdd on both my slim xbox & phat xbox,you only need to format it once.
     
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    I read on official xbox forum in a sticky its technically against ToS

    This could be technically true, but is this more just to prevent people from talking about it because MS would prefer you buy it from them and they don't want discussions of it on their message board? It was posted back in May, so I think if they were to do anything, they would have by now.

    I think lots of people would walk away from doing business with MS if they got banned for using 3rd party hard drives and weren't aware of this catch in the terms.
     
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    Microsoft is very greedy, they charge 2 times what a hard drive really costs.
    With the ps3 you can use any laptop hard drive without any hacks.
     
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    Indeed they are, but in summary, you dont think I have anything to worry about?
     
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    Nope.This guide was made in 2009,after all of those years no one has been banned for using these drives.
    FAQ: What can i get banned from Xbox Live for?
     
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    Good point, and i'd think they'd have bigger fish to fry like pirates and cheaters.

    But still, I only wonder because I hope it's 'not a different game' considering 20,60,120 was never officially released with the slim 360 SKU's

    Only 250gb and 320gb now as of recently optionally as an official MS accesoory.

    But I hope for my own sake you are right. I think MS would really be crapping where it eats if they canned people with their own HD's. As has been said, they're used to store LIVE content, which is revenue $$$ for them.

    And I really think if they burned me on this one, I would *never* give them my business again buying a 3rd 360.
     
  18. Ashley OnlyOne Spellman

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    just 2 questions

    I wanted to know can i use this hack on my official microsoft 250gb hard drive?

    Will it be able to play back up games and original xbox games?
     
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    1.No.

    2.It will not play back up gamesand it will play original xbox games if you have the original game disc.
     
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    It's possible that Microsoft has left this alone because it's a niche concern, but maybe MOST importantly, no one is making money from this, as in InsaneNutter and the hackers are not taking donations.
     

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