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« on: November 14, 2011, 03:57:09 PM »

With the deals on the 4gb 360s coming in on black friday, I'm thinking this might be a good time to upgrade my current system.  I've got a 120gb hard drive now.  Has anyone had any hands on experience with yanking that one out of its case and using it in a slim? I know it's supposedly not a problem, but I'd love to hear a personal "I did that a year ago with no problems" story just to be sure before I drop the money on a slim.
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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2011, 03:59:39 PM »

Even if you don't yank it out, the HDD transfer kit actually allows you to use your old hard drive anyways. (It's ugly though)
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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2011, 05:15:41 PM »

Quote from: Purge on November 14, 2011, 03:59:39 PM

Even if you don't yank it out, the HDD transfer kit actually allows you to use your old hard drive anyways. (It's ugly though)

I'd rather avoid spending any extra money, even the $20 on the transfer kit.  I'm trying to be cheap!  smile
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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2011, 05:20:58 PM »

Did it.  It works.  Although you may want to pony up $4 for the slim drive enclosure.

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/internal-hard-drive-disk-case-for-xbox-360-slim-black-56461
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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2011, 05:25:35 PM »

My buddy (Gotrek, a chronic lurker here) went through this.

Step 1: Pull HDD out of old 360 top-load housing.
Step 2: eyeball the port connection, and shove it in.
Step 3: Profit!

If you want it to fit better (since it will droop a bit) you could go with the 10 cent solution of padding it with paper, and even putting a tab of tape to allow you to remove the drive, or you could do the right thing and head over to DealExtreme for $4.50 and get a plastic enclosure.

Heads up:  they have pink for you.

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Of course, this is the same info Greggy_D just spit out. Took too long, getting you the link for the pink.


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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2011, 06:07:53 PM »

if you're taking it out of an old 360 carriage, make sure you have a full set of hex screwdrivers.  I just did this for a friend and we had to go to a hardware store after seeing what they used to screw the drives into the old carriages.
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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2011, 07:50:45 PM »

Sweet, thanks folks.  Now I just have to keep an eye out for a good deal on the 4gb non-Kinect version.
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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2011, 10:19:03 PM »

Quote from: Purge on November 14, 2011, 05:25:35 PM

Took too long, getting you the link for the pink.

One in the pink, two in the link?
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« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2011, 12:49:36 AM »

Quote from: TK-421 on November 14, 2011, 10:19:03 PM

Quote from: Purge on November 14, 2011, 05:25:35 PM

Took too long, getting you the link for the pink.

One in the pink, two in the link?

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« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2011, 02:23:53 AM »

Quote from: Chaz on November 14, 2011, 07:50:45 PM

Sweet, thanks folks.  Now I just have to keep an eye out for a good deal on the 4gb non-Kinect version.

If you instead just sell your other hard drive, you could get this:

http://accessories.dell.com/sna/products/Xbox_360/productdetail.aspx?c=ca&l=en&s=dhs&cs=cadhs1&sku=A5504117

$250.00 for Xbox360 250GB version. Sale ends tomorrow.
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« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2011, 03:44:34 AM »

Quote from: Purge on November 15, 2011, 02:23:53 AM

Quote from: Chaz on November 14, 2011, 07:50:45 PM

Sweet, thanks folks.  Now I just have to keep an eye out for a good deal on the 4gb non-Kinect version.

If you instead just sell your other hard drive, you could get this:

http://accessories.dell.com/sna/products/Xbox_360/productdetail.aspx?c=ca&l=en&s=dhs&cs=cadhs1&sku=A5504117

$250.00 for Xbox360 250GB version. Sale ends tomorrow.

As I just found out the hard way, that's only for Canadians.
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« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2011, 06:39:42 AM »

If you need some assistance, I can help. That being said, perhaps black friday will give you a deal.
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« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2011, 02:40:30 PM »

I wound up buying a 4GB and a $5 HD enclosure and I'll put my drive in. Winds up being the same basic price and I don't have to worry about ebaying my drive.
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« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2011, 02:45:05 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on November 15, 2011, 02:40:30 PM

I wound up buying a 4GB and a $5 HD enclosure and I'll put my drive in. Winds up being the same basic price and I don't have to worry about ebaying my drive.

Yeah, I'm thinking I'll be doing this.  Hopefully Amazon will have the 4gb ones for around $150 on black friday.  Then I can maybe hook the old one up to the computer monitor and just use it for system link co-op or something.  Or maybe just sell it.
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