Phat Xbox 360 Hard disk upgrade

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  1. Allend

    Allend New Member

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    Hi all,

    after lots of Googling, Youtubeing and hair pulling I'm asking for help please:

    My unmodded, stock Phat Xbox360 (Jasper, I think) came with a 20Gb hard disk which was full, but is now failing (some arcade games refuse to boot with a "the disk maybe dirty, take it out, wipe with a cloth try again / reboot your xbox" message. To be safe I have transferred most content onto a 16Gb USB flash drive. I also have a 640Gb SATA Samsung drive (portable 2.5 USB) formatted on the xbox that I wanted to use, having investigated the HDDHakr tutorials talking about WD drives. The internal 20Gb is also a Samsung.

    I opened the HD caddy, tried to swap the 640Gb with the 20Gb: not recognised by Xbox. With the internal 20Gb in the USB SATA mount, it is recognised as unformatted. I have used Xplorer360 (which came with the hardware bridge that sits under the internal HD and ontop of the Xbox) so I used to see partitions 0,2,3. Same with Party Buffalo as Explorer360 doesn't seem to work for me anymore.

    But now with dashboard update 17559, I have 4 partions: labelled "System Auxiliary" (206Mb), "System Extended" (128Mb), "Compatability" (256Mb), "Data" (The rest of the space, XGb).

    I have also experimented with Horizon, that just complicates things (from a directory tree viewpoint) as it has everything in folders like Demos, Profiles, Videos, etc

    Is there a way to get the 640Gb as my internal (even as a reduced 500Gb using a HDDSS500.BIN)?
    I would prefer not to hack my 640 drive with hddhakr as I only have 1 laptop, no desktop, but can anyone help me please? There must be a way....

    Cheers for taking the time to read this. If anything isn't clear, I'll clarify
    attached 2 screenshots, Explorer 360 hardware, my 640Gb samsung drive
    IMG_20200624_171310.jpg IMG_20200624_091442.jpg
     
  2. InsaneNutter

    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    Unless you have a Jtag or RGH Xbox 360 it won't be possible to use that Samsung hard drive as an internal hard drive. Hddhackr can modify some Western Digital drives to be used as internal drives. However the only way to use that Samsung drive us via USB on a non modified Xbox 360.
     
  3. Allend

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