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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Hacked my 360's hard drive


With the help of my friend Jer last week, I swapped out the 20 gig hard drive in my Xbox 360 for a 120 gig model. At a dollar a gig, buying the drive from MS just doesn't seem to make much sense. Luckily, with the help of some instructions found at PC World, we were able to buy a bare 2.5 inch SATA drive which could be flashed to match the firmware found in the official product. Then just swap out the drive, re-download all your purchased content (minus the Grateful Dead track pack for Rock Band that I always regretted purchasing), and you're all set. With the 360 now offering full titles as downloads, the extra space will definitely help. The old 20 gig drive was more than half full of Rock Band downloads.

2 comments:

Aaron said...

That's great.

What did you do with your save games, though?

Scott Ledet said...

I bought a 512 mb xbox memory card to store the save games, and then transferred them back. I'm going to loan it to AB when he does the upgrade. Added to the cost, but it was still way cheaper than buying the drive. If you try this, make sure you can boot off of the flash drive first. None of my pc's would do it, I had to borrow Jer's system.

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