my son's 360

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  1. scooby74029
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    my son bought a 360 with a 4 gig hd and it is almost full is there a way to change out the hd and keep all of his data and still have the 360 os intact

    thanks in advance to anyone with answers that may help me figure this out
     
  2. Devin

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    You can transfer the data to a USB flash drive or USB HDD and then transfer the data to the new 360 HDD.
     
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    does that mean that the 360 os goes with the it also i dont want to mess up the 360 and have a giant paper weight lol
     
  4. Xexyz

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    It just transfers data not the OS itself. That would be a very bad idea :rofl: .
     
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    is there a way to put a new bigger drive in it and still have the 360 work or no
     
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    Yes. The 4GB Xbox 360 doesn't have a hard drive. It actually flash memory built in. You just need to buy a drive and it will work as normal. You can get a new hard drive here. Here are instructions to put the new hard drive in.
     
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    As Devin said, buy a flash drive, copy everything to it, install a new 360 hard drive and copy everything back. 360s 'os' resides in internal flash memory, but you will need to update your system again with the new hard drive.

    Alternatively, you can use up to two flash drives with it, both up to 32gb each. The biggest you can get with a 360 hdd is 320gb,which will usually run you $130+tax.
     
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    You can buy 3rd party 320gb hdd for $40-$50.
     
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    ok hell ya guys thanks for the info he will love this for christmas
    and thanks xexyz for the links very helpful
     
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