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#151 carwarr

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 06:24 AM

Hddhackr is supposed to work with all the WD 120gig BEVS so any should work. Read its read me first and you should be OK.

Good Luck.

QUOTE(Dougie085 @ Jul 8 2008, 08:38 PM) View Post

So say I found or got an HDDSS.bin file then all I need is this program and the 120gb drive? Also what about the 2 different versions of the BEVS HD? How do I order one from newegg and know I'm getting the LAT that I need?



#152 barzi

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 09:44 PM

Is this one compatible?

Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD1200BEVS

120GB 5400rpm
I know tha the WD Scorpio serie is compatible but also the Scorpio blue series?

#153 skyliner99

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 10:13 PM

aight I'm new to the Xbox 360 hacking scene so please bare with me

i have a couple of things i wanna ask before i try making a 120 gig HDD

-Once i turn a western digital BEV series into a 360 compatible 120 gig HDD can i move data from a stock 20 gig back to my newly created one?

- will M$ ban me if they see two of the same ss.bin files online at the same time wink.gif ?

-can the WD BEV be flashed with the ss.bin via a usb-sata converter

-^if not, can i use the main sata port on my motherboard to flash the hdd e.g. the port my system disk is in

i hope someone can clear this up

thank for any help

#154 Jimakos Sn

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 12:58 PM

QUOTE(skyliner99 @ Jul 16 2008, 12:49 AM) View Post

aight I'm new to the Xbox 360 hacking scene so please bare with me

i have a couple of things i wanna ask before i try making a 120 gig HDD

-Once i turn a western digital BEV series into a 360 compatible 120 gig HDD can i move data from a stock 20 gig back to my newly created one?

- will M$ ban me if they see two of the same ss.bin files online at the same time wink.gif ?

-can the WD BEV be flashed with the ss.bin via a usb-sata converter

-^if not, can i use the main sata port on my motherboard to flash the hdd e.g. the port my system disk is in

i hope someone can clear this up

thank for any help



1. Yes you can move data connecting first your stock 20 gig to your pc and use xplorer360 and then connect you modded one and move the data there.

2. No, M$ will not ban you from xbl. There is no issue for this.

3.a Yes you can use a usb to sata converter to flash your hdd, i have tested that.
3.b Yes you can also do this.You will not need your system disk when flashing.

I hope i helped you.
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#155 AlexBoiler

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 07:28 AM

QUOTE(Jimakos Sn @ Jul 16 2008, 08:34 AM) View Post

2. No, M$ will not ban you from xbl. There is no issue for this.


They haven't, not to say they won't.

Is the verification done in HDD firmware, or can the 360 read the security sectors itself? If so, especially seeing how the upcoming dash upgrade to allow caching full games to the HDD will probably encourage many people to perform this really affordable HDD upgrade, isn't this something to be worried about?

#156 lufeig

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 08:33 PM

i've successfully installed a WD SCORPIO 1600BEVS using TheSpecialist's HDDHackr 0.91

since i'm long time banned from live (was caught in the first ban batch), no problems for me to use a hddss.bin downloaded from the internet.

anyway, i've never read anything about being banned from live for using an illegal hddss.bin. at least until now.

thanks for everybody, specially TheSpecialist for his amazing work on this tool.

#157 itoktoeatfish

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 02:02 AM

QUOTE(lufeig @ Jul 20 2008, 09:09 PM) View Post

i've successfully installed a WD SCORPIO 1600BEVS using TheSpecialist's HDDHackr 0.91

since i'm long time banned from live (was caught in the first ban batch), no problems for me to use a hddss.bin downloaded from the internet.

anyway, i've never read anything about being banned from live for using an illegal hddss.bin. at least until now.

thanks for everybody, specially TheSpecialist for his amazing work on this tool.


you used a 160gb hdd? it works and you have 160gb freespace??

#158 lukegt351

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Posted 26 July 2008 - 05:06 AM

Hey i got a question i want to get one of those hard drives and just plug it straight into the xbox 360 without all the M$ hard drive crap around it does anyone know what kind of plug is on the xbox 360 so i can just straight from the hdd to the 360

Thanks Luke

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 10:52 PM

Have I understood this correctly?

If I buy a WD BEVS 120GB drive and mod it for use instead of the old 20GB, I can use all of those 120GB, since there *are* 120GB XBOX 360 drives available? But if I mod a 80GB instead, I will only be able to use 20GB of those, since there are no 80GB drives available for the 360?

Or, will I only be able to use 20GB of a 120GB drive aswell?

Does the size in this sector 16 dictate the size of the drive, or does the 360 extract that information from the drive anyway?

Edited by lolife.se, 29 July 2008 - 10:55 PM.


#160 toragi

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 12:49 PM

QUOTE(itoktoeatfish @ Jul 25 2008, 02:38 AM) View Post

you used a 160gb hdd? it works and you have 160gb freespace??


I used this drive successfully. But it shows 107gb free after formatting in the 360.
The hddss.bin file was from a 120g drive so will be seen as a 120gig.

Many thanks to TheSpecialist.

#161 dirtaddshp

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 10:48 PM

im trying to backup the orginal drive so i can restore it after i flash the new one. I hooked it up and opened xplorer360. Then went to the drive menu>open>harddrive memcard.

then an error came up saying:

Invaild filename size: 168 in cluster 1, loop #0

and then

WARNING: file <bunch of weird letters and symbols here> has unknown flags b5.

and then xplorer360 crashes..

whats wrong?

#162 dirtaddshp

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 11:06 PM

great... another problem...

I got the message in hddhackr: Infomation in sector 16 does NOT match the firmware info. Want to flash this firmware to make it compatible with sector 16? i put yes

then it asked me for an undo file i hit yes

then it said Fatal error, not enough room in FW f or bios string.

what do i do? please read above post too! thanks.

#163 Tutting4

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 03:15 AM

has anyone done a video tutorial of properly flashing? the 120gb drive?

I'm planning on doing this upgrade but would like to see i t happen as opposed to reading it?

Anyone use a usb flash drive to boot into dos? Also looking into that as well.

#164 g-sas

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Posted 09 August 2008 - 05:39 PM

WARNING!!!!!
There seems to be a new problem with copy protected savegames and Xplorer360:


Two of my friends and I built three 120GB HDDs using WD 1200BEV HDDs. HDDHackr worked as intended and the 360 formatted them without any problems. We copied the contents of our old HDDs to the new one using a Datel XSATA (USB) and Xplorer360-xtreme2 and there were no errors.


BUT:
We noticed that the saved games of Viva Pinata, Forza Motorsport 2, Rock Band and all Live Arcade games were corrupt after the transfer on all of our 120GB HDDs and all the saves of all other games we tested were correct. The fact that the same 3 game's and all Arcade game's saves are broken cannot be a coincidence.

I think Viva Pinata and Forza 2 have locked saves which can not be copied to memory units. Maybe that is the reason for this. I think it's possible that MS found a way to stop copying locked saves by inofficial ways. Maybe it was part of the latest dashboard upgrade.

What do you think? Is there a way to copy the saves? I want to play Forza :-(


P.S.: A friend of mine tested copying the saves not by USB but direct SATA and has the same problem.





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Posted 11 August 2008 - 01:23 AM

Nothing you can do about that really, since the games are signed to the HDD serial. There is a savegame resigner I think, but as far as I recall it is not public.
The dashboard update has nothing to do with it, btw.. it's a function of the game itself, mainly to prevent cheating by sharing unlocked saves.
It might work if you use an official MS transfer kit.






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