Upgrade your Xbox 360's hard drive on the cheap

Save money by upgrading your 20GB Xbox 360 hard drive to 120GB without buying Microsoft's overpriced add-on.

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<h2>Remove Your Xbox 360 Drive</h2><br> With this slightly tricky hack, you can save a bundle while boosting your game console's storage capacity to hold more music, video, and other media files.<br> You'll need a DOS installation on a writable flash thumb drive for this hack. (The utility doesn't work under Windows, and you'll also be disconnecting your PC's hard drive.) First, grab a spare USB thumb drive and copy the <a href="http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=US&swItem=MTX-UNITY-I23839" target="_blank">HP Drive Key Boot Utility</a> to it. The utility is designed for HP flash drives, but it works on other types of flash drives, too. Also <a href="http://www.allbootdisks.com/download/dos.html" target="_blank">download and mount a DOS image file</a>.<br> This hack is designed to work with a specific drive, the 120GB Western Digital Scorpio, model number WDGWD1200BEVS. You'll be replacing the drive's native firmware with Xbox-recognized firmware. You can track down the firmware online by doing a search for "hddss.bin 120 Xbox 360." Place the hddss.bin file in the root of your DOS thumb drive.<br> Once you have these items and files ready, begin the upgrade by removing your Xbox 360's hard drive from the game console.<br>(Just don't expect us to get you a new Xbox 360 if it all goes wrong!)

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