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How to Create your own Xbox 360 250GB Harddrive with HddHackr Using a Flash Drive

Discussion in 'Modding Tutorials' started by Scottocs, Nov 20, 2009 with 99 replies and 211,023 views.

  1. Scottocs

    Scottocs Member

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    This tutorial will show you how to flash a non-xbox 360 harddrive to work in an Xbox 360. BEFORE YOU ASK. It DOES work with the new dashboard update, and you WON'T get banned for this.

    You must have one of these harddrives in the right size (or higher):
    - WD Scorpio Series BEVS/BEAS
    - WD Scorpio Blue Series BEVS/BEVT
    - WD Scorpio Black Series BEKT/BJKT
    - WD VelociRaptor Series

    Sizes are:
    - 20GB
    - 60GB
    - 120GB
    - 250GB

    Instructions:
    1. Download iPrep, HddHackr, and all size Hddss.bin files HERE.
    (If you want Xplorer360 to read 250GB harddrives, get it HERE)
    (If when you try to open your harddrive, it can't find the harddrive, make sure to right click it and push "Run as Administrator")
    2. Install iPrep.
    3. Replace ixDef.xml in C:\Program Files\iPrep\Resources
    4. Open iPrep, load the three firmwares from the "Firmwares" folder, select your sata device (which makes sure it finds the correct port for hddhackr - fixed my problem), Pick your target Device (the letter of your Flash Drive), Check the "Format/Make Bootable" check box, leave "include batch files" checked, and try using FAT as the selection. If you get an error when you hit Start, change it to FAT32 - that's what I had to do. Then hit Start.
    5. When it's done copying the files to it, open the flash drive up, and copy "Hddhackr.exe" and "hddss.bin" straight into the folder, no subfolders.
    5. Shutdown the computer, plug your harddrive into the sata port and power port, leave the flash drive in, and restart your computer. Make sure you change your boot options or go to the boot menu and boot from the Flash drive.
    6. It will load and leave you at "C:\"
    7. Just type in "hddhackr -f"
    (If you have problems after this, read below)
    8. Let it find you sata card and harddrive, and push "Y".
    9. Then it should do what it does. Shutdown the computer and wait 10 seconds. Then turn it back on, and boot back to the USB Drive.
    10. Type "Hddhackr -f" again and it should say it's ready for the xbox!
    11. Put it in the Xbox 360 and Format the harddrive, requiring you to enter the serial # of your Xbox.

    If you have problems after starting hddhackr, try reading and following this (What the new readme file says):
    If you get, "No ATA Device Present" or something like that, try this:
    Worked for me! Thank me if it works

    If you don't know what Harddrive to buy, here is exact title for one on Amazon. $53
    Western Digital Scorpio Blue SATAII 5400RPM 2.5IN 8MB Bulk/OEM Hard Drive
    Model # is WD2500BEVT

    Enjoy.
     
  2. Nomadic Dagger

    Nomadic Dagger Member

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    I swear I've seen this before...
     
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  3. Scottocs

    Scottocs Member

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    Someone copied it from me on Xbox360Iso, I reported it, and a mod deleted it and told me I could post it.

    And this one's much newer and updated.
     
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  4. Nomadic Dagger

    Nomadic Dagger Member

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    Oh, I see.

    Anyways, nice post. :thumbup:
     
  5. Haxalot88

    Haxalot88 VIP VIP

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    Isn't there a windows GUI tool for flashing hdd's now?
     
  6. Warbo

    Warbo Enthusiast

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    I heard something about this somewhere:S
     
  7. Space Gate

    Space Gate Newbie

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    Thanks,hopefully it works cause i dont want to pay 40 to get only 60gb!I think everyone who do this should always update his profile on the original hdd cause if it works in one time not you have an actually backup of your profile who can be used.
     
  8. Mets08123

    Mets08123 Newbie

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    whats the point of flashing your hard drive????
     
  9. Element18592

    Element18592 Trusted Seller

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    So this actually works?
     
  10. SupremeCippy

    SupremeCippy Contributor

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    you make a regular hdd usable on an xbox
     
  11. EclipseModz

    EclipseModz Retired Retired

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    Yes, and its been around for a very very long time.
     
  12. Space Gate

    Space Gate Newbie

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    But why does this work only or better with western digital?The original hdd from microsoft is seagate.
     
  13. SupremeCippy

    SupremeCippy Contributor

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    the hack only works on western digital drives i dont know y but they might not have the .bins for seagates.
     
  14. Element18592

    Element18592 Trusted Seller

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    Im gonna try this then. Thanks
     
  15. SuperTup

    SuperTup Newbie

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    Just out of curiosity,

    If you do not have a 2.5" sata power cable and you want to do this. Is it possible to put the HDD into a 2.5" enclosure and use the USB to complete this hack?
     
  16. Gawl

    Gawl Enthusiast

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    I thought it was because the guy that made HddHackr only encoded it for Western Digital drives.
     
  17. SuperTup

    SuperTup Newbie

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    So using USB (i.e. portable hdd enclosure) instead of straight sata like you would to flash a drive would work? hddhckr will locate the drive right?
     
  18. Element18592

    Element18592 Trusted Seller

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    It worked great for me, thanks for the tut scottocs
     
  19. Canadian Piro

    Canadian Piro Enthusiast

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    video plz? =)
     
  20. Element18592

    Element18592 Trusted Seller

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    lol its not that hard, just follow the written tut