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

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  1. Rick

    Rick Moderator

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    Did you run it as admin?
     
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    Yes, but I got the same error and problem.:(
     
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    If all you want to do is backup content use Party Buffalo Drive Explorer. Its a much better application to be honest, it didn't exist when i did this tutorial however.
     
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    Really? Huh, I'll give that a shot. Is it able to restore saves BACK to the 360 hard drive as well?
     
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    Yup it will do that fine, should do anything you want in regards to partition 3.

    It even tells you the name of most content and displays the same icon as on the 360 so you should be able to work out what is what a lot easier.
     
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    Unless I'm missing something, it seems like there's even less usability with Party Buffalo 2.0.0.9! I can't even FIND my Xbox 1 game saves using the drive that works fine on Xplorer360 20gb...? I've looked through every listed Party Buffalo folder. Any ideas?
     
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    If the gamesaves are the same could you use the 20gb drive and xplorer360 20gb to copy them to your computer?
    For the error "Failed to read cluster chain map!" you may need to re-format the drive using the xbox 360. Just make sure when you use the drive on the computer to safely remove it. Only explore partition 3 with the same drive version of xplorer or it will corrupt it.
     
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    Ok, I think I may have a unique problem. Here's my specs:
    xbox360 slim
    Dell inspiron e1505
    320gb WD scorpio blue
    IDE/SATA USB 2.0 HDD adapter
    1gb usb stick with all files listed as needed.

    I took my 320gb WD scorpio blue HDD and using the 1.30 hddhackr I flashed the hdd, however, it never asked me to partition the drive, so I rebooted and it partioned the drive, then it hung on the _ prompt, never going back to C:\ stayed like this for an hour, so I shut down, rebooted back to the USB and re-flashed, it appeared to be succesful. except for an LBA size warning.

    I then stuck it into the xbox 360 slim (x3s for now as an abbreviation) and.. nada.. didn't recognize it in the menu settings under storage.

    I should mention I didn't do any type of backup/restore to the 320GB HDD since I didn't have a xbox to restore from and when I tried using the downloadable partition2.bin image to backup the xbox 1 emulator using xplorer 360 extreme it said "Unable to retrieve drive size! Is this a drive image, or a physical device?" with only an OK button as a option to be selected.

    So I figured I did something wrong somewhere.. I figured I'd try to reformat it and start over.. yeah.. nope. My XP system doesn't recognize the HDD, it doesn't even see it when I plug it in with the USB adapter. So I'm not sure where I went wrong, but I could use some help!
     
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    1.Undo the drive with hddhackr.
    2.Re hack the drive & use a different name for the undo file, the newest version of hddhackr doesn't say anything about creating partitions but it creates them automatically.
     
  10. DpwnShift

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    [solved]
     
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    Hi I have wd3200bpvt manufacturing data July 2012. did try hddhackr 1.30 and 1.25 and both giving "Warning LBA size seems to be an unsupported XBOX 360 value Please contact the author.Check DRQ -Error !
    Reading HDD sector 16 failed!"
    [FONT=Calibri, sans-serif]Then I Format in window 7 and try hddhackr again in auto and manual mode with no luck. Also Try hex workshop through workshop method all went fine but no changes to Hard Disk. I am using acer T180 desktop. and HARD DRIVE directly connected to SATA master port. I go through BIOS setting and there is not such [/FONT]AHCI, LegacyIDE setting. Also try acer laptop with AHCI disable on laptop both version of hddhackr freezes.
    what other options I can try except returning HD to Tiger Diect
    :).
    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Will this still work if I overwrote my undo with hddhackr when I went back and partitioned it?
     
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    It might work.
     
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    If not, should I just reformat the entire drive via the win xp install dvd and then try again?
     
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    Try the undo first. If the undo works the drive should restore back to showing as a western digital hard drive. You can check by the boot device or in the bios.Then you can rehack the drive and see if it shows in the xbox 360.

    If the drive still doesn't show on the xbox 360, undo the drive. Then use this program for dos to fix the drive if possible.
    https://digiex.net/downloads/downlo...eguard-diagnostic-western-digital-drives.html
     
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    Okay, I finally got it! THANK YOU INSANENUTTER & RICK! I had only tested Party Buffalo on my original 20gb hard drive because I was super paranoid about corrupting the replacement drive before I could save at least one backup, but I eventually bit the bullet and was FINALLY able to copy Xbox 1 gamesaves off the hard drive to my computer with no problems! I still don't know why Party Buffalo couldn't see saves or anything listed under "data" on the old drive, but maybe this is just further evidence that it was failing... Regardless, now if something happens in the future, I won't lose everything! Thanks again...
     
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    I had a BEVS in a laptop that I don't use so I was thinking about trying this. S.M.A.R.T tells me the drive is going to fail soon so I know it won't be long term but it boots Windows 7. Do I have to format the drive before doing this or will hddhackr do that for me? I can't get it to recognize the drive yet. Could it not being formated be the reason?
     
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    Check the bios for any ahci or raid settings and see if you can change it.
     
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    It was in the 3rd Sata and I switched it to the 1st and it seems to be working. I'll post an update if I have anymore problems.

    I flashed the drive. I don't recall it asking if I wanted to partition it up and I'm waiting for my dad to stop using his computer to steal his Sata cable to hook up both drives. I got bored and plugged it into my Xbox and it wanted my serial to format it so I figured that would be a bad idea and stopped right there.

    Alright. Every time I try to dump the compatibility folder (specifically the TDATA folder) it crashes and gives me this error. "Cannot write cluster; clusterid 4177526783 is out of range"
    I skipped that. Copy'd my partition 2 on to this drive. Got some of my partition 3 stuff but it took a very long time and then when I put the hard drive in my xbox it only said it had 5gb left which was completely wrong so I formated it and now it is working flawlessly. I'm probably just going to transfer my saves from my old hard drive using cloud storage. Great Guide.
     
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  20. p1c70

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    hi,i flashed a wd scorpio blue :-wd2500bevt.everything went ok but when i put it in the xbox it doesnt show on the storage screen any suggestions ?
     

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