Best solution to having no hard drive

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Games & Content' started by wootbeers, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. wootbeers

    wootbeers Member

    Jun 29, 2010
    United States
    OK so a friend is giving me her old elite because she got a new one. The hardrive is missing but everything else is there. What kind of storage device works best? I want quite a bit of room for DLC and demos so I'm thinking a external harddrive over a flash drive but should I get a portable USB powered one or the ones with a separate power adapter? Also, any preferences in brands? And is there a limit to what the xbox supports?
  2. joshstyle

    joshstyle GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 13, 2008
    United States
    you can use a normal thumbdrive
  3. The Pi

    The Pi Lurker

    Mar 18, 2010
    You could get a new hard drive (a proper 360 one)

    I do know that much about external harddrives working on 360's but most work (I think)
  4. Devin

    Devin "Local Hardware Wizard"

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    The Nexus
    The XBOX 360 supports up to 16GBs via USB Hard Drive. You best bet is to get a HDD, and a XBOX 360 HDD Enclosure and throw it on the XBOX 360.
  5. hundshamer

    hundshamer GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    May 22, 2009
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    The max capacity allowed through any device is 250GB via the sidecar 360 HDD. Through USB the max is 16GB. The cheapest way of getting all 250GB is to buy one of the following WD HDD's:
    - WD Scorpio Series BEVS/BEAS
    - WD Scorpio Blue Series BEVS/BEVT
    - WD Scorpio Black Series BEKT/BJKT
    - WD VelociRaptor Series
    - WD Scorpio Blue Series BPVT
    - WD AV-25 Series BUDT

    You can find one for under $50 from newegg with a case from ebay for less than $10. Use HDDhackr to format your drive, put it in the shell, and you have a brand new 250GB HDD for around $60.