How to switch out Xbox 360 hard drive?

by Guest4415  |  12 years, 8 month(s) ago

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I want to switch out hard drive of my Xbox 360,What is the procedure to upgrade and switch out to a larger drive. Can you tell me about it?

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  1. Guest506

    The Xbox 360's has a hard drive that can only hold a limited amount of data. Once the drive is full, the user can then either upgrade to a larger drive, or you can also look into using a computer hard drive in order to store additional data.

    To use the hard drive of computer, it must also be interfaced through the XBox's USB ports. If It is not possible to plug into the drive into the standard hard drive port. To connect it to console, you will also need the external USB enclosure which were made for 2.5-inch drives.

    Laptop hard drives are a very convenient choice for this task. They are normally quiet, as they can be run from the power source which is provided by the USB connection, without needing the dedicated power cord.

    Once this drive has been installed, media files consisting of music and movies which can then be played directly from the drive. The official XBox 360 hard drive or memory card must be used for the game saves and also for official XBox Live Marketplace downloads, however. The XBox will not allow you to save these files on a laptop hard drive.

    First you have to open the USB external enclosure case. It depends upon the model, the cover will normally snap off, or it will come apart after removing the screws which are secure in its place. Inside the enclosure, there will be only one cable, that contains the wires for data and power. Plug that cable into the laptop drive, by observing the plastic tabs in the cable which prevents it from being inserted in the wrong direction. If you encounter any resistance, flip the cable and then try it again.

    s***w your laptop hard drive into place by using the screws which were included with the enclosure. These will normally insert through the holes in the rails which are located on either side of the drive. Once the drive is properly installed, you can then replace the cover of enclosure, and then putt back any of these screws that were previously removed.


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