Ok, so I've got a 120gb MS hard drive that I've had a while. It originally came off my black elite (phat) 2008 xbox. The last month or so I've started having problems loading games every now and then. Gears of War 3 would tell me it couldn't read the disc. Then sometimes updates would fail. I went and cleared the cache and usually that took care of it.
Then I went to play the campaign on Gears and it said it was corrupted. Kind of pissed me off since I was 95% done. So I had to delete it and start over. Yesterday I downloaded the Dirt Showdown demo. When I tried to run it, it said that the disc was dirty or unreadable. WTF its on the hard drive! Anyway I cleared cache, same problem. Deleted and redownloaded. Same problem. I was down to like 12gb on the HD. So I deleted a few things to get it like 14 or 15gb and redownloaded. Now it's working.
1. Is my hard drive going bad?
2. Is there a utility to go through and defrag or clean it up? or should I just back everything off to my computer hard drive and format the 360 drive and then load it back on?
3. My other thought was to just buy a new 250gb and copy the contents to it.
I suspect that it's just a case of the hard drive being 4yrs old and needing some clean up.