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I have a spare 600GB laptop hard drive. Can I use it on my Xbox?

#1GaratuzoPosted 5/16/2013 5:51:59 PM
Format it somehow to be read as a regular Xbox Hard Drive? Or will MS do some serial number look-up BS?
#2OCRAZYGunPosted 5/16/2013 5:55:04 PM
No and if you did you'd be risking a ban.
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#3kingekingePosted 5/16/2013 5:57:41 PM
Unless you are going to Jtag or RGH your Xbox which involves opening it, buying certain components and soldering, there's no way you can use it for your Xbox.
#4jakethenoobPosted 5/16/2013 6:11:13 PM
Lol both of these guys are wrong. OP you can easily use several different laptop HDD's with a 360 without any sort of modding as long as it's a slim, which just uses a laptop size hardrive.
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#5Garatuzo(Topic Creator)Posted 5/16/2013 6:17:34 PM
jakethenoob posted...
Lol both of these guys are wrong. OP you can easily use several different laptop HDD's with a 360 without any sort of modding as long as it's a slim, which just uses a laptop size hardrive.




Yes, I have a slim and yes it is a laptop hard drive. I'm sure that I can buy a hard drive enclosure for the slim but I was wondering if it is safe/legal to do so.
#6TGAkumaPosted 5/16/2013 6:22:05 PM
I wouldnt risk it. If microsoft saw that you have a 600GB harddrive they would know for a fact that youre not using an official harddrive.
#7jakethenoobPosted 5/16/2013 6:25:10 PM
That doesn't matter at all. Plenty of people buy those un-official harddrives made for 360's and use them all the time and don't get in trouble.
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#8Super CreaturesPosted 5/16/2013 6:32:45 PM
jakethenoob posted...
That doesn't matter at all. Plenty of people buy those un-official harddrives made for 360's and use them all the time and don't get in trouble.


Until they have to get their console repaired, send it into MS, and get their warranty voided for using third-party HDDs.

However, third-party HDDs always have the same capacity as official drives (20GB, 60GB, 120GB, 250GB, or 320GB), the TC is talking about a 600GB HDD, which is not an officially available size, so may or may not work, and if it does, may raise flags that using a third-party HDD of an officially avilable size won't.
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#9beautifuldreamsPosted 5/16/2013 6:42:10 PM
last i checked (many years ago), you needed a WD Scorpio drive (and only certain models)
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