Here’s the nitty-gritty- we are not getting super technical here, haha, no ‘pun’ intended.
Now, the BOTTOMLINE is that you cannot upgrade the hard drive for a 4GB box 360 (what is also referred to sometimes as the Elite model, just the 4GB) using just ANY Hard Drive.
I repeat, you CANNOT with just ANY HDD, such as a laptop hard drive (2.5).
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN, EXACTLY!!! JUST SPEAK PLAIN INTERNET ENGLISH< PLEASE >!!
FIRST- You can only do this with Western Digitals.
After multiple searches on google and getting back JUNK garbage information from the “cool kids”, nobody seems to just fucking have it all in one spot- there’s many exceptions to this shit.
SECOND– You can obviously go to the local Gamestop (or online such as Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/250GB-Internal-Drive-Xbox360-Games/dp/B008TP1OKI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1441234198&sr=8-1&keywords=xbox+360+4gb+hard+drive)- if you’re looking for the “Official XBOX 360 HD;…
If you want to see how to install the hard drive from XBOX you see below, here’s a video:
So sorry, I really was too lazy for this and was NOT going to go through the hassle of making my own video, and this is the shortest one I could hijack. Believe it or not. EVERYONE seems to think they are doing some GRAND MAGICAL PHENOMENON when it’s just 3 moves. We’re not David Blaine, guys! Come on! Open the shit! Insert the shit! Close the shit!
THIS IS THE OFFICIAL HARD DRIVE
THIS IS WHAT THE ONE YOU ARE GOING TO NEED LOOK LIKE –
With Western Digital 2.5 (“laptop hard drives) you can do it using certain models (list below), and I’m not going to pretend like I knew that naturally and go into here, so I’ll post a little link here to where you can find the models out yourself:
Fuck it, hjere’s the list, but go to that link to UNDERSTAND all the complex steps….
– WD Scorpio Series BEVS/BEAS
– WD Scorpio Blue Series BEVS/BEVT
– WD Scorpio Black Series BEKT/BJKT
– WD VelociRaptor Series
THIRD, and LASTLY–
There is only a certain way you can make a 2.5 hard drive you bought at Best Buy into an Xbox friendly storage device Flash the hard drive and the file system must be FAT32.
Those same directions are on that link up there with the models, and you will see that you will need a combination of a program (software) and a way to connect to it (such as a SATA to USB adapter with power supply).
Here are other instructions from a different forum pasted here. Hope this helps you find what took me going to 5 different places, and could still be expanding- because I really would have liked for this to be done on any hard drive, not just units from the WD brand. Feel free to share how you can do this if there is away up there, the floor is open. I will not update this post, I was just pissed I had to go to different places to find the answers.
This link has great visual helpers and the step by step instructions on different ways to flash a 2.5 hard drive and use it in your Xbox 360 http://digiex.net/guides-reviews/console-guides/xbox-360-guides/3152-hack-250gb-320gb-500gb-sata-harddrive-work-xbox-360-xbox-360-slim.html
PAY REALLY CLOSE attention to the part about Security Sector, because depending on the size of hard drive you want to upgrade to will determine which files you need to use in order to flash the HDD.
—————DISCLAIMERS FOR HIS POST
You’re Welcome, for the vendor up there that is most likely getting the business up in that Amazon link we posted 🙂