I recently bought a used 120gb official Microsoft hard drive. After getting the drive, it worked perfect in my Xbox, but obviously I needed to move my save files over.
Foolishly, I bought one of the non-official transfer cables on eBay, thinking there would be no difference. This turned out to be a terrible assumption on my part. When I attached my new 120gb drive to my 360 with this cable, I was prompted to "prepare" my drive for use on the 360. I assumed it was something to do with the new dash update, so I clicked ok.
This formatted my drive as a USB drive, with only 16gb of it usable. Hooking it directly to the 360 leaves it undetectable, while hooking it up to the transfer cable enables it as a 16gb flash drive.
I hooked it up to my PC directly and dumped the HDDSS.bin file and it is empty. This process deleted the hddss.bin file on my drive and I never backed it up.
My question is probably obvious, but is this drive savable at all? I downloaded another hddss.bin file, but it is for a Fujitsu drive. Does this matter at all?
If anyone has any pointers or a solution, that would be awesome. I'm kinda bummed right now that I probably killed my drive to save 10 bucks on a transfer cable.