Xbox 360 HDD Hacking

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Games & Content' started by hanman, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. hanman
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    i understand that you can replace a 20GB HD with a 120GB HD, provided it's of a certain type, as long as you have an hddss.bin. what'd i'd like to know is, can Microsoft detect this? if i "get" an hddss.bin from an official 120GB HD, flash it to a much cheaper 120GB HD from newegg (or where ever), can Microsoft detect it and then ban me for it? any reports on this?
     
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  3. hanman
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    yeah, i've seen the hack (there's actually a newer version of the app), and i understand how to do it. i just haven't gotten a clear answer about whether or not anyone has been banned from xbox live because of it.
     
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    There is no clear answer to getting banned from live with it as not that many people use the modded drive. As for Microsoft detecting it , they can sort of. They can't see it's a modded western digital , but you take on the serial number etc of the drive that you got the hddss from , so you basically clone it. So if both the hacked drive and the original were online at the same time , in theory Microsoft could see two drives with the same info , whether they'd take any action is another matter though.
     
  5. hanman
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    i think i'm going to risk it. Microsoft may not care about it since it can't be used for piracy. even if i do get banned because of it, it won't really bother me because i don't care much for Xbox Live Gold. i get my Live Gold cards from Gaminglagoon, so there's no finacial loss. i would feel better, though, if i could get an hddss.bin from a buddy, rather than the one floating around on the internets.

    one thing is certain: i refuse to pay $180 for a 120GB HD. maybe $90 for a refurbished/used drive...
     
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    this topic will be more h0t when the new dashboard update get exlploited and people get chear HDDs to dump their games on.
     
  7. hanman
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    that's kinda what i'm thinking. i don't care if it gets exploited or not. i just want more space to dump games on to reduce loading times. i could care less that i still have to put the game in the drive.