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If I buy a new Xbox 360 with a 4GB HD will I be able to upgrade the HDD?

#1DjHotnessPosted 11/28/2012 10:45:04 PM
So say If i buy a new Xbox 360 4GB. Will I be able to eventually upgrade the HDD or do I need to buy the 200 GB one for more space?
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#2darklinkfan55Posted 11/28/2012 11:00:55 PM
just buy an external hard drive they are really cheap and more space :P
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#3RisingWaterPosted 11/28/2012 11:08:34 PM
Yes,you can even put older 360 HDD(you have to get it out of the plastic casing).
#4Stubbled_PS3Posted 11/29/2012 12:17:53 AM
1) Buy the 250GB console for $300

OR

2) BUY a 4GB console for $200 plus a 320GB HDD for $130 for a total of $330 before tax

I would take option 2 personally. Extra $30ish and get almost an extra 100GB.
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#5Super CreaturesPosted 11/29/2012 1:59:39 AM
It isn't a 4GB HDD, it is a 4GB internal flash drive, recognized as a Memory Unit (like any flash drive configured for use as a storage device for the 360), and as such, does not support those features that actually require a device recognized by the console as an HDD (installing DLC from content discs, ripping music, playing original Xbox games, etc).

It also cannot be removed from the system without voiding your warranty and violating the XBL ToU (Hardware Tampering), as it requires actually opening up your console and removing the flash chip from the motherboard, of course, the only reason to ever remove it would be if you were extremely bothered by having two storage devices to choose from.
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#6Pengu1nPosted 11/29/2012 5:30:42 AM
RisingWater posted...
Yes,you can even put older 360 HDD(you have to get it out of the plastic casing).


This will get you console banned as it's against the ToU under 'system tampering'

http://forums.xbox.com/xbox_forums/xbox_support/f/7/t/4558.aspx
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#78bitJimmyPosted 11/29/2012 5:34:19 AM
Pengu1n posted...
RisingWater posted...
Yes,you can even put older 360 HDD(you have to get it out of the plastic casing).


This will get you console banned as it's against the ToU under 'system tampering'

http://forums.xbox.com/xbox_forums/xbox_support/f/7/t/4558.aspx


How do they prove this? People have been running old HDDs for years now.
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#8Pengu1nPosted 11/29/2012 5:37:48 AM
8bitJimmy posted...
Pengu1n posted...
RisingWater posted...
Yes,you can even put older 360 HDD(you have to get it out of the plastic casing).


This will get you console banned as it's against the ToU under 'system tampering'

http://forums.xbox.com/xbox_forums/xbox_support/f/7/t/4558.aspx


How do they prove this? People have been running old HDDs for years now.


Apprently its something to do with serial numbers or something like that. the newer HDD's must have different serial numbers to the older style ones and the 'S' console has probably got a list of hard drives for that console in this case a 250gb and a 320gb model.

There was a 250gb HDD for the old console but the serial number would be different and if the numbers don't match then that console gets banned.

The people who are using old HDD's must either be very lucky they haven't been caught or not be connected online.
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#9TheBlueStigPosted 11/29/2012 10:24:01 AM
Stubbled_PS3 posted...
1) Buy the 250GB console for $300

OR

2) BUY a 4GB console for $200 plus a 320GB HDD for $130 for a total of $330 before tax

I would take option 2 personally. Extra $30ish and get almost an extra 100GB.


TigerDirect has had the 320GB HDD on sale for $109 for the last 4 months straight. WalMart and Best Buy will price match.
#10Super CreaturesPosted 11/29/2012 10:40:33 AM
Pengu1n posted...
8bitJimmy posted...
Pengu1n posted...
RisingWater posted...
Yes,you can even put older 360 HDD(you have to get it out of the plastic casing).


This will get you console banned as it's against the ToU under 'system tampering'

http://forums.xbox.com/xbox_forums/xbox_support/f/7/t/4558.aspx


How do they prove this? People have been running old HDDs for years now.


Apprently its something to do with serial numbers or something like that. the newer HDD's must have different serial numbers to the older style ones and the 'S' console has probably got a list of hard drives for that console in this case a 250gb and a 320gb model.

There was a 250gb HDD for the old console but the serial number would be different and if the numbers don't match then that console gets banned.

The people who are using old HDD's must either be very lucky they haven't been caught or not be connected online.


While it might be a ToU violation, it isn't being enforced.

Nobody is getting banned for using an HDD for the original model on a Slim, unless they are stupid enough to post about doing so on the Xbox forums.
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