Since the day of the Xbox 360 release, storage space for the device has been overpriced beyond belief. OEM 250GB HDD models still cost $110! A 250GB hard drive should not destroy my wallet, Microsoft. Storage space, especially on HDDs, is cheap. You can buy a removable 2TB external for only $40, so it’s a little beyond my comprehension to see how they calculate their MSRP to yield such a large profit. On the other hand, Xbox 360 had very impressive hardware specs back in the day, equipped with a triple core CPU, which was unheard of at that time.
The only thing that makes a 360 HDD unique from others is a special secure file system and sector, so we can essentially hack other hard drives to do the same thing. Let’s go over how we can hack a cheap alternative hard drive to work with our Xbox 360s.
I do not know if the latest Xbox dashboard can do silent scans for this and ban you accordingly. The latest updates were very sneaky, so be safe.
At least $50.00, or one of the hard drives listed below
Computer capable of booting from USB
Spare Hard Disk Drive
Purchase and use any one of the following drives to hack for use with your Xbox.
WD Scorpio Series HDD (any)
WD VelociRaptor Series
WD AV-25 Series BUDT
Drive Sector Data
This is what allows your Xbox 360 drive to use the space on the disk. Only the following sizes are allowed, even if your disk is larger. Download the one that you need. Right-click and unzip it to your desktop.