Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: 360 HDD upgrade

  1. #1
    mush-mushroom b0redom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Middlesex
    Posts
    3,295
    Thanks
    139
    Thanked
    343 times in 263 posts
    • b0redom's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Some iMac thingy
      • CPU:
      • 3.4Ghz Quad Core i7
      • Memory:
      • 24GB
      • Storage:
      • 3TB Fusion Drive
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nViidia GTX 680MX
      • PSU:
      • Some iMac thingy
      • Case:
      • Late 2012 pointlessly thin iMac enclosure
      • Operating System:
      • OSX 10.8 / Win 7 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2713H
      • Internet:
      • Be+

    360 HDD upgrade

    Hi All,
    Does anyone know if this is possible? It seems that inside the caddy is a 2.5" HDD. Presumably it would be possible to drop in a 200GB drive, use DD to clone the partition table, and then something like partition magic to grow whichever one contains savegames and downloaded content?

    I've had a search around, but no one seems to have done this yet.....

  2. #2
    mush-mushroom b0redom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Middlesex
    Posts
    3,295
    Thanks
    139
    Thanked
    343 times in 263 posts
    • b0redom's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Some iMac thingy
      • CPU:
      • 3.4Ghz Quad Core i7
      • Memory:
      • 24GB
      • Storage:
      • 3TB Fusion Drive
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nViidia GTX 680MX
      • PSU:
      • Some iMac thingy
      • Case:
      • Late 2012 pointlessly thin iMac enclosure
      • Operating System:
      • OSX 10.8 / Win 7 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2713H
      • Internet:
      • Be+

    Re: 360 HDD upgrade

    .....and the reason is that there's a signed security sector which identifies the drive as either 20GB or 120GB - I'm not going to link to the article which details it, as it has some content of slightly dubious legality. Looks like it's not possible though.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Glasgow
    Posts
    1,469
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked
    61 times in 58 posts

    Re: 360 HDD upgrade

    It's totally possible mate, I have done it. But you need a Western Digital BEVS series drive. Any other laptop drive not work. You also need an image for the hard drive you want to use - a 120gb or a 20gb. If you put a 200gb drive in the max you could get was 120gb.

    Look around for Hddhacker by The Specialist. I don't think I could discuss the steps required here.
    To be honest though, you can get the 120gb drives on Ebay new for ~£60 (from China I think) which would be far less hassle.

  4. #4
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    27
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Re: 360 HDD upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by Skinleech View Post
    It's totally possible mate, I have done it. But you need a Western Digital BEVS series drive. Any other laptop drive not work. You also need an image for the hard drive you want to use - a 120gb or a 20gb. If you put a 200gb drive in the max you could get was 120gb.

    Look around for Hddhacker by The Specialist. I don't think I could discuss the steps required here.
    To be honest though, you can get the 120gb drives on Ebay new for ~£60 (from China I think) which would be far less hassle.


    Exactly why go to the hassle even UK 360/120 gig hard drives are around £79 and use cashback site if possible.

  5. #5
    mush-mushroom b0redom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Middlesex
    Posts
    3,295
    Thanks
    139
    Thanked
    343 times in 263 posts
    • b0redom's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Some iMac thingy
      • CPU:
      • 3.4Ghz Quad Core i7
      • Memory:
      • 24GB
      • Storage:
      • 3TB Fusion Drive
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nViidia GTX 680MX
      • PSU:
      • Some iMac thingy
      • Case:
      • Late 2012 pointlessly thin iMac enclosure
      • Operating System:
      • OSX 10.8 / Win 7 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2713H
      • Internet:
      • Be+

    Re: 360 HDD upgrade

    Just interested if it was technically possible. Given that there are rumors that the new 360s will allow installs to hard disks, one bigger than 20GB would be kind of useful....

  6. #6
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    27
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Re: 360 HDD upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by b0redom View Post
    Just interested if it was technically possible. Given that there are rumors that the new 360s will allow installs to hard disks, one bigger than 20GB would be kind of useful....
    60 gig xbox 360 is out tomorrow i think

  7. #7
    Laird Of The Glen jimborae's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    I come from a land of plenty......not
    Posts
    3,250
    Thanks
    210
    Thanked
    308 times in 252 posts
    • jimborae's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H
      • CPU:
      • Core i7 2600K@4.5Ghz
      • Memory:
      • Mushkin RipJaws DDR3 16Gig
      • Storage:
      • 1x Samsung 850Evo 500Gb SSD, 1 x WG 640Gb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • VTX R9 290 watercooled
      • PSU:
      • XFX 850W Black Edition
      • Case:
      • Phantek Enthoo Prime
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2 xDell 24"
      • Internet:
      • Vodafone 70Mb

    Re: 360 HDD upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by dontasciime View Post


    Exactly why go to the hassle even UK 360/120 gig hard drives are around £79 and use cashback site if possible.
    Because I have the appropriate 120gig hard drive lying around and I can think of better uses of £80 than giving it to Microsoft.

  8. #8
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    27
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Re: 360 HDD upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by jimborae View Post
    Because I have the appropriate 120gig hard drive lying around and I can think of better uses of £80 than giving it to Microsoft.


    lol and how much have those wd drives gone up since its become known what you can do to them or can you even still get em ?]


    Although saying that it will be cheaper if the drives are still readily available especially with a newer release of HDDHackr adding support for all wd bevs

    Another edit yeah at £31 for 120gb wd hd saving 40 quid is still a good idea if you can be bothered to get your your sata controller to work to extract hddss. Still your right though.
    Last edited by dontasciime; 14-08-2008 at 08:33 PM.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Upgrade of old PC - Memory & HDD
    By matthobson in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-07-2008, 10:30 PM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 16-06-2008, 03:41 PM
  3. XBox 360 or Not?
    By CaseyV9 in forum Gaming
    Replies: 109
    Last Post: 15-05-2008, 10:53 PM
  4. First Xbox 360 game to require HDD
    By Steven W in forum HEXUS News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-02-2006, 10:11 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •