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YO how likely is Microsoft to BAN you from XBL if you replace the HDD yourself?

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User Info: NOM

NOM
3 years ago#1
I have a Pro model 360 with a 60GB HDD and it's full. I want to upgrade but Microsoft doesn't even offer the older, bigger HDDs anymore, just the Slim ones. GTA V is coming out and I have no room to install it on the HDD. This is not good.

How likely is MS to ban me from Live if I just buy a 2.5" HDD and stick it inside the casing of my old one?

Also, am I even allowed to talk about this on GameFAQs? So many rules I can't keep track.
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User Info: DividerByZero

DividerByZero
3 years ago#2
Just go on eBay or Amazon and get one used.

And modding a hard drive is grounds for consoleban, I believe.
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User Info: Overburdened

Overburdened
3 years ago#3
Yo G, you can buy a USB Stick dawg, 32GiggaBizzles yo. Straight up no messin' dawg.

Can save all of yo Grand Theft Izé saves on dat bad boy. And da mandatory 8Giggabizé install.

Hope dis helpz yo. Aaight.

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moondog84
3 years ago#4
Overburdened posted...
Yo G, you can buy a USB Stick dawg, 32GiggaBizzles yo. Straight up no messin' dawg.

Can save all of yo Grand Theft Izé saves on dat bad boy. And da mandatory 8Giggabizé install.

Hope dis helpz yo. Aaight.

We out.


haha thanks for the laugh. I needed it!
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User Info: NOM

NOM
3 years ago#5
Overburdened posted...
Yo G, you can buy a USB Stick dawg, 32GiggaBizzles yo. Straight up no messin' dawg.

Can save all of yo Grand Theft Izé saves on dat bad boy. And da mandatory 8Giggabizé install.

Hope dis helpz yo. Aaight.

We out.


Hahahahahahahaha "straight up no messin' dawg"

Glorious! XD

And thanks for the tip but I'd rather replace the HDD as I'm going to need to eventually anyway. Can't keep buying USB sticks once one is filled up. :P

Also I thought 16GB was the limit?
DividerByZero posted...
Just go on eBay or Amazon and get one used.

And modding a hard drive is grounds for consoleban, I believe.


Most of the ones on eBay or Amazon are knockoffs. Just the 360 HDD casing with a different HDD(usually WD)

Such as this one: http://www.amazon.com/250G-Hard-Disk-Drive-Microsoft-Xbox/dp/B003UKPZ4S/ref=sr_1_8?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1378848851&sr=1-8&keywords=Xbox+360

It's not official from Microsoft so it's essentially the same as me gutting the casing and replacing the HDD myself.
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User Info: DividerByZero

DividerByZero
3 years ago#6
NOM posted...
Most of the ones on eBay or Amazon are knockoffs. Just the 360 HDD casing with a different HDD(usually WD)


http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-360-250-GB-Hard-Drive/dp/B003C1VPEY/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1378848990&sr=8-3&keywords=xbox+360+250gb+hard+drive
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User Info: gilgamesh21

gilgamesh21
3 years ago#7
What causes the ban, just opening the casing? What if you opened the casing and replaced the MS 60 with an MS 120? Would you still get banned?

User Info: xX_Kells

xX_Kells
3 years ago#8
gilgamesh21 posted...
What causes the ban, just opening the casing? What if you opened the casing and replaced the MS 60 with an MS 120? Would you still get banned?


I've been upgrading my hard drive from ebay since the original 20 GB and haven't been banned. I'm sure you'll be fine. I have NEVER heard of anyone being banned for buying non-official drives.

User Info: Winternova

Winternova
3 years ago#9
NOM posted...
How likely is MS to ban me from Live if I just buy a 2.5" HDD and stick it inside the casing of my old one?


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