How to use a 320 GB seagate 2.5 inch SATA drive in a XBOX 360?

Posted on 2012-12-20
Last Modified: 2013-01-03
I have a plain-jane 320 GB Seagate HD that I want to install in my Xbox 360.  I have seen several tutorials on performing this and it looks daunting!  There seems to be a nice utility for Western Digital Drives called Hddhackr for updating the firmware.  Apparently, I need a Hddss.bin file that is for my type of drive as well…..

Is there an easy way to perform this on a Seagate hard drive?  Clear simple direction would be awesome!
Question by:trinle
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Format the Portable Hard Drive to FAT32!

Turn off your Xbox 360.

Unplug the hard drive's power cord from the wall outlet.

Connect the USB cord from your external hard drive to any available USB port on your Xbox.

Plug the hard drive's power cord into the wall outlet, and turn on your Xbox 360.

Go to "My Xbox" on the dashboard. Select "System Settings," and press the "A" button.

Select "Memory," and press "A."

Select "USB Storage Device," and then press "A."

Select "Configure Now," and then press the "A" button. This loads a confirmation dialog.

Select "Yes," and then press "A." The console automatically formats the drive for use. The drive will now be selectable when saving data from your Xbox 360.

Source: eHow

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What about if I want to use it in the internal drive bay instead?

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I ended up buying a Xbox HD from eBay....

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