1. tai1976

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    THREAD UPDATE FEBRUARY 26, 2020:

    Script version 9 has been released!
    Version 9 is now completely re-written using PowerShell 5.1 instead of Windows Batch.
    As a result, the code structure and process error checking is much improved.
    On the downside the new script only supports Windows 10 and above however, the old script is still included and slightly improved as well.

    As it stands there are now 3 Windows scripts to choose from and are functionally equivalent:
    create_xbox_drive_gui.bat - which includes a graphical interface and is the new primary Xbox One hard drive partitioning script using PowerShell 5.1 for Windows 10 and above
    create_xbox_drive.bat - which includes a command line interface similar to the original script using PowerShell 5.1 for Windows 10 and above
    create_xbox_drive_old.bat - the original Windows Batch script supporting Windows 7 and above

    Also, there is a new COMMON ISSUES section at the bottom of this thread.

    Anyone wanting the latest and greatest news about everything Xbox One hard drive related continue reading below.

    WHAT THIS IS:

    This is a set of scripts that allow you to create a standard/official 2TB, 1TB, or 500GB internal hard drive that works on any Xbox One, Xbox One S, or Xbox One X console and can be reset and remain at that appropriate size. In effect, all Xbox One consoles are potentially 2TB consoles.

    Additionally the newer version 7 of the Windows and Linux partitioning scripts can copy your standard/official 2TB, 1TB, or 500GB internal hard drive's content to a new standard 2TB, 1TB, or 500GB HDD, SSD, or SSHD. Version 7 can also copy to non-standard drive sizes between 256GB and 5TB with minimum 138GB and maximum 1947GB of available storage respectively.

    In short, you can go from any Xbox One internal standard/official drive size to any other 2.5" standard or non-standard drive size.

    These scripts should support systems using any language but particularly on Windows 10 you'll need to have "English (United States)" installed but does not need to be the default language.

    For standard sizes this is NOT a hack or mod, this is a script which creates the exact hard drive structure Microsoft uses on each 2TB, 1TB, or 500GB console it sells.

    In the several years I've been doing hard drive upgrades and repairs on the Xbox One I'm not aware of a single person being banned for this practice. That said, USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.

    INTRO:
    I've sat on this particular iteration of the scripts for about a month just to be sure that others were getting the same results that I was able to achieve.

    That said, I've had a YouTube channel for about 4 years with the channel's goal being to help people upgrade or replace their existing and potentially broken Xbox One hard drive.

    Larger 5TB, 4TB, and 3TB 2.5" hard drives have been around for some time but Microsoft has only officially supported up to 2TB drive sizes and will likely never support anything beyond this. Internally speaking of course, externally you can attach up to 16TB.
    Xbox One internal drives have a 2TB limit that you cannot get around. This is a bug or feature by Microsoft's design.

    While a big feature of this script is the ability to change any Xbox One to a 2TB, 1TB, or 500GB standard console that can be "Reset" at any time, the big caveat of non-standard sizes is that performing a console "Reset" will incorrectly format a non-standard drive requiring the recreation of a standard 2TB, 1TB, or 500GB drive.
    That being said, resetting your console should be a rare occurrence.

    Reddit user A1DR1K sent a message to me on YouTube informing me that he had figured out how the Xbox One determines drive size and it isn't tied to the console itself but rather the disk GUID.
    This is a big deal. With a properly partitioned drive any console can use any size drive at any time. Officially Microsoft has defined 2TB, 1TB, and 500GB drive sizes and the latest script now supports them all.

    So without further ado the script:
    xboxonehdd-master-9.zip or use Google Drive

    WHAT YOU NEED:
    Aside from the scripts to partition a 2TB, 1TB, or 500GB drive you'll need or need to do the following:
    1. You have to be willing to open your console and potentially void the 1 year or extended warranty.
    2. When doing a 'Repair or Replace' a 2.5" HDD, SSD, or SSHD SATA drive with a minimum capacity of 500GB. You can use a drive larger than 2TB but you can only partition it as 2TB.
    3. When doing an 'Upgrade' a working standard/official 2.5" 2TB, 1TB, or 500GB source drive.
    4. When doing an 'Upgrade' a 2.5" HDD, SSD, or SSHD SATA target drive. This can be 5TB, 4TB, 3TB or 256GB but it can also be a standard size as well. For example, maybe you just want to upgrade from 500GB to 2TB.
    5. A way to attach 1 or 2 2.5" HDD, SSD, or SSHD SATA drives to a Windows or Linux desktop or laptop. This can be a SATA to USB adapter or installing the SATA drive temporarily in said desktop or laptop. I recommend the USB3S2SAT3CB .
    6. When doing a 'Repair or Replace' an 8GB or larger NTFS USB Flash drive to extract the contents OSU1.zip to.
    7. When using Linux instead of Windows another 8GB or larger FAT32 USB Flash drive for creating an Ubuntu Live USB Flash Drive.
    REPAIR, REPLACE, OR UPGRADE AN XBOX ONE DRIVE USING WINDOWS:
    I've created a detailed walk through found within the xboxonehdd-master-9.zip file:
    xboxonehdd-master\win\readme_windows.txt
    Last Updated: 2019/10/23
    Author: XFiX
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/xbox-on...-size-drive-that-works-on-any-console.496212/
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLURaLwRqr6g14Pl8qLO0E4ELBBCHfFh1V

    Creates a properly partitioned Xbox One hard drive. You'll want to source the
    entire original drive files or use the latest OSU1 files.

    FEATURES:
    1. Create a Standard Xbox One 500GB, 1TB, or 2TB internal hard drive
    2. Upgrade a Standard Xbox One drive to non-standard sizes including
    as small as 138GB, as large as 1947GB, and other non-standard sizes
    3. Set Standard Xbox One GUID values without formatting the drive
    4. Backup "System Update" to current directory System_Update and more
    5. Restore "System Update" from current directory System_Update and more
    6. Check all partitions for file system errors using chkdsk
    7. Wipe drive of all partitions and GUID values

    This script is a direct replacement to create_xbox_drive.sh for Linux:
    create_xbox_drive_old.bat is tested and works on Windows 7 and 10
    create_xbox_drive.bat and create_xbox_drive_gui.bat are tested and only work
    on Windows 10

    You'll need some sort of USB to SATA device or have the ability to connect a
    SATA drive directly to your PC. I recommend the USB3S2SAT3CB USB 3.0 to SATA
    adapter cable.


    NOTES AND WARNINGS:
    NOTE 1: Xbox One internal drives have a 2TB limit that you cannot get around.
    This is a bug or feature by Microsoft's design.
    This is the video I made trying to fill a 5TB internal drive.

    Version 7.0 and above max the "User Content" partition out at 1947GB.
    Theoretically you can created a larger partition than this but you
    cannot use the additional space.

    NOTE 2: You need to run this script from an Administrator Command Prompt
    using the "Run as administrator" feature.

    NOTE 3: For this script to work on non-English Windows systems
    C:\Windows\System32\en-US needs to be present.
    Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Language\Add languages
    English (United States)

    NOTE 4: Click "Cancel" or "X" on any "You need to format the disk in drive ?:
    before you can use it." messages.

    NOTE 5: diskmgmt.msc is your friend. Keep it open while running this script
    to check progress and verify proper partitioning and formatting.

    WARNING 1: E100 is bad. It is possible to do an offline update to resolve it
    but this mostly isn't the case. E100 is the only know error that
    actually refers to the Blu-ray drive. Under certain circumstances
    during an Xbox One update the Blu-ray drive firmware can become
    permanently corrupted. Any sort of Blu-ray drive failure involving
    the daughterboard will brick your system since only the original
    factory matching Xbox One motherboard and Blu-ray daughterboard can
    be used together.
    YOU CANNOT REPLACE A BLU-RAY DAUGHTERBOARD FROM ANOTHER SYSTEM!

    WARNING 2: Only have one Xbox One or future Xbox One drive connected when
    running this script to ensure the right drive gets formatted and
    avoid Offline signature collisions!

    This means disconnecting the SOURCE drive after:
    (b) Replace/Upgrade keeping original drive data
    but before:
    (c) Fix GUID values without formatting the drive
    When redoing the entire process run this step on the TARGET with
    the SOURCE disconnected:
    (g) Wipe drive of all partitions and GUID values

    WARNING 3: Always use "Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media" and "Eject" the
    newly created drive.
    If you receive the message: "Windows can't stop your
    'Generic volume' device because a program is still using it."
    Either shutdown your system and remove the drive or use
    diskmgmt.msc right click the disk, select "Offline", then "Online"
    and then "Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media" and "Eject".

    SCRIPT FUNCTIONS EXPLAINED:
    (a) Replace/Upgrade without a working original drive (Standard Only) - used to fix systems when the original drive has failed
    (b) Replace/Upgrade keeping original drive data (Standard and Non) - used to swap to a smaller or larger standard or non-standard drive
    (c) Fix GUID values without formatting the drive (Standard and Non) - should be used after step (b) and after disconnecting the SOURCE drive
    (d) Backup "System Update" to current directory (Standard and Non) - use before doing a Reset or Upgrade, better safe than sorry
    (e) Restore "System Update" from current directory (Standard and Non) - use after doing a Reset or Upgrade, told you so
    (f) Check all partitions for file system errors (Standard and Non) - optionally check for filesystem corruption or prepare for Clonezilla
    (g) Wipe drive of all partitions and GUID values (Standard and Non) - used to blank a drive before rerunning step (b)
    (h) CANCEL

    PARTITION LAYOUT:
    There are 5 partitions on an Xbox One drive. The 2nd partition 'User Content'
    is what this selection refers to. The other 4 partitions are always the same
    size regardless of the drive size.

    All partitions are rounded to the nearest gibibyte (normally and not to be
    confused with gigabyte). So options (d) through (g) will mostly do the right
    thing. Options (a) through (c) are for wanting to force a particular size on
    the target drive.

    Most people should choose (a), (b), or (c). If you have a 256GB or 750GB you
    should select (d). For 3TB, 4TB, or 5TB drives you should select (f).

    (a) 500GB Standard (365GB) (779MB Unallocated)
    (b) 1TB Standard (781GB) (50.51GB Unallocated)
    (c) 2TB Standard (1662GB) (101.02GB Unallocated)
    (d) Autosize Non-Standard w/ 500GB Disk GUID (1947GB MAX) - create an autosized 'User Content' resetting to 500GB
    (e) Autosize Non-Standard w/ 1TB Disk GUID (1947GB MAX) - create an autosized 'User Content' resetting to 1TB
    (f) Autosize Non-Standard w/ 2TB Disk GUID (1947GB MAX) - create an autosized 'User Content' resetting to 2TB


    REPAIR AND UPGRADE PATHS:
    Xbox One Internal Hard Drive Backup and Restore Upgrade

    Menu roadmap:
    (d) Backup "System Update" to current directory (Standard and Non)
    (a) Replace/Upgrade without a working original drive (Standard Only)
    (e) Restore "System Update" from current directory (Standard and Non)


    Xbox One Internal Hard Drive Direct Copy Upgrade

    Menu roadmap:
    (b) Replace/Upgrade keeping original drive data (Standard and Non)
    (c) Fix GUID values without formatting the drive (Standard and Non)


    Xbox One Internal Hard Drive Repair or Replace Using

    Menu roadmap:
    (a) Replace/Upgrade without a working original drive (Standard Only)


    EXAMPLE SCRIPT USAGE AND OUTPUT:
    1. Unzip xboxonehdd-master-8.1.zip to the Desktop which will create an xboxonehdd-master directory
    2. Open an Administrator Command Prompt:
    Windows 7: Click "Start Menu -> All Programs -> Accessories" right click "Command Prompt" select "Run as administrator"
    Windows 10 1607 and earlier: Right click "Start Menu" select "Command Prompt (Admin)"
    Windows 10 1703 and later: Right click "Start Menu" select "Windows PowerShell (Admin)"
    3. In the Command Prompt paste:
    Command Prompt:
    cd %USERPROFILE%\Desktop\xboxonehdd-master\win
    Windows PowerShell:
    cd $Env:USERPROFILE\Desktop\xboxonehdd-master\win
    4. Then paste:
    .\create_xbox_drive.bat

    5. Follow all the prompts and be sure to select the appropriate drive. Example below:

    **********************************************************************
    * create_xbox_drive.ps1:
    * This script creates a correctly formatted Xbox One HDD against the
    * drive YOU select.
    * USE AT YOUR OWN RISK
    *
    * Created 2019.10.08.8.1
    * Last Updated 2019.10.22.8.1
    * Now 2019.10.23 21:50:28
    * PowerShell 5.1.18362.145
    * Windows 10.0.18362
    * PWD C:\Users\XFiX\Desktop\xboxonehdd-master\win
    * System Type Intel64
    * Language ID 0409
    * Language UI en-US
    **********************************************************************

    * Administrative permissions confirmed *

    * Are required drive letters available? Checking... *
    * H: is free
    * I: is free
    * J: is free
    * K: is free
    * L: is free
    * Found U: - Fixed Drive - Temp Content
    * Found V: - Fixed Drive - User Content
    * Found W: - Fixed Drive - System Support
    * Found X: - Fixed Drive - System Update
    * Found Y: - Fixed Drive - System Update 2

    * WARNING: Any non-free drive letters above may interfere with this *
    * script. Adjust the letters used in the 'Changeable drive *
    * letters' section near the top of this script. *
    * If you have an Xbox One drive attached non-free drive *
    * letters are expected. *

    Press any key to continue . . .

    Select Xbox One drive creation type:
    (a) Replace/Upgrade without a working original drive (Standard Only)
    (b) Replace/Upgrade keeping original drive data (Standard and Non)
    (c) Fix GUID values without formatting the drive (Standard and Non)
    (d) Backup "System Update" to current directory (Standard and Non)
    (e) Restore "System Update" from current directory (Standard and Non)
    (f) Check all partitions for file system errors (Standard and Non)
    (g) Wipe drive of all partitions and GUID values (Standard and Non)
    (h) CANCEL

    ?: a
    "a" was selected

    * Scanning for connected USB/SATA drives . . . *
    Disk Size Free Name
    1 3726 GB 0 GB WDC WD40EZRX-00SPEB0
    2 3726 GB 0 GB WDC WD40EZRX-00SPEB0
    3 1863 GB 101 GB ASMT 2115

    * Select TARGET Xbox One Drive . . . *
    Enter c to CANCEL or use a Disk Number from the list above
    ?: 3
    "3" was selected

    GUID Dev Size Name
    5B114955-4A1C-45C4-86DC-D95070008139 (2TB)
    B3727DA5-A3AC-4B3D-9FD6-2EA54441011B U: 41 GB 'Temp Content'
    869BB5E0-3356-4BE6-85F7-29323A675CC7 V: 1662 GB 'User Content'
    C90D7A47-CCB9-4CBA-8C66-0459F6B85724 W: 40 GB 'System Support'
    9A056AD7-32ED-4141-AEB1-AFB9BD5565DC X: 12 GB 'System Update'
    24B2197C-9D01-45F9-A8E1-DBBCFA161EB2 Y: 7 GB 'System Update 2'


    WARNING: This will erase all data on this disk. Continue [Y,N]?: y

    * Disk 3 will be formatted as an Xbox One Drive . . . *

    Select partition layout:
    (a) 500GB Standard (365GB)
    (b) 1TB Standard (781GB)
    (c) 2TB Standard (1662GB)
    (d) CANCEL

    ?: c
    * Removing existing partitions with Clear-Disk . . . *

    GUID Dev Size Name
    A2A1044F-42EF-4279-B915-377EA82A63C3 (Unknown)

    * Creating partition 1 with 44023414784 bytes . . .
    * Creating partition 2 with 1784558911488 bytes . . .
    * Creating partition 3 with 42949672960 bytes . . .
    * Creating partition 4 with 12884901888 bytes . . .
    * Creating partition 5 with 7516192768 bytes . . .

    * Changing disk and partition GUID values with C:\Users\XFiX\Desktop\xboxonehdd-master\win\gdisk64 . . .

    * Formatting and labeling partition 'Temp Content' . . .
    * Formatting and labeling partition 'User Content' . . .
    * Formatting and labeling partition 'System Support' . . .
    * Formatting and labeling partition 'System Update' . . .
    * Formatting and labeling partition 'System Update 2' . . .

    GUID Dev Size Name
    5B114955-4A1C-45C4-86DC-D95070008139 (2TB)
    B3727DA5-A3AC-4B3D-9FD6-2EA54441011B U: 41 GB 'Temp Content'
    869BB5E0-3356-4BE6-85F7-29323A675CC7 V: 1662 GB 'User Content'
    C90D7A47-CCB9-4CBA-8C66-0459F6B85724 W: 40 GB 'System Support'
    9A056AD7-32ED-4141-AEB1-AFB9BD5565DC X: 12 GB 'System Update'
    24B2197C-9D01-45F9-A8E1-DBBCFA161EB2 Y: 7 GB 'System Update 2'

    * Found Drive X: 'System Update'

    * Script execution complete.
    * Ended: 2019.10.23 21:51:50
    * Script ran for 81 seconds

    Press any key to continue . . .

    6. The last bit of output should look like the following, except for the
    first line depending on the drive size, if not run the script again:
    A2344BDB-D6DE-4766-9EB5-4109A12228E5 (500GB)
    25E8A1B2-0B2A-4474-93FA-35B847D97EE5 (1TB)

    GUID Dev Size Name
    5B114955-4A1C-45C4-86DC-D95070008139 (2TB)
    B3727DA5-A3AC-4B3D-9FD6-2EA54441011B U: 41 GB 'Temp Content'
    869BB5E0-3356-4BE6-85F7-29323A675CC7 V: 365 GB 'User Content'
    C90D7A47-CCB9-4CBA-8C66-0459F6B85724 W: 40 GB 'System Support'
    9A056AD7-32ED-4141-AEB1-AFB9BD5565DC X: 12 GB 'System Update'
    24B2197C-9D01-45F9-A8E1-DBBCFA161EB2 Y: 7168 MB 'System Update 2'

    7. To view the log file paste this:
    Command Prompt:
    notepad %TEMP%\create_xbox_drive.log
    notepad %TEMP%\create_xbox_drive_cli.log
    notepad %TEMP%\create_xbox_drive_gui.log
    notepad %TEMP%\RoboCopy-Temp_Content.log
    notepad %TEMP%\RoboCopy-User_Content.log
    notepad %TEMP%\RoboCopy-System_Support.log
    notepad %TEMP%\RoboCopy-System_Update.log
    notepad %TEMP%\RoboCopy-System_Update_2.log
    Windows PowerShell:
    notepad $Env:TEMP\create_xbox_drive.log
    notepad $Env:TEMP\create_xbox_drive_cli.log
    notepad $Env:TEMP\create_xbox_drive_gui.log
    notepad $Env:TEMP\RoboCopy-Temp_Content.log
    notepad $Env:TEMP\RoboCopy-User_Content.log
    notepad $Env:TEMP\RoboCopy-System_Support.log
    notepad $Env:TEMP\RoboCopy-System_Update.log
    notepad $Env:TEMP\RoboCopy-System_Update_2.log

    8. OPTIONAL (skip if OSU1 doesn't match the last successful update):
    Download the latest OSU1.zip which contains the files:

    $SystemUpdate/host.xvd
    $SystemUpdate/SettingsTemplate.xvd
    $SystemUpdate/system.xvd
    $SystemUpdate/systemaux.xvd
    $SystemUpdate/systemmisc.xvd
    $SystemUpdate/systemtools.xvd
    $SystemUpdate/updater.xvd

    Place them in the 'System Update' partition as:

    A/host.xvd
    A/SettingsTemplate.xvd
    A/system.xvd
    A/systemaux.xvd
    A/systemmisc.xvd
    A/systemtools.xvd
    B/host.xvd
    B/SettingsTemplate.xvd
    B/system.xvd
    B/systemaux.xvd
    B/systemmisc.xvd
    B/systemtools.xvd
    updater.xvd
    Also I walk you through the entire process in the following videos:

    Repair or Replace Using Windows:


    Direct Copy Upgrade Using Windows:


    Backup and Restore Upgrade Using Windows:


    REPAIR, REPLACE, OR UPGRADE AN XBOX ONE DRIVE USING LINUX:
    I've created a detailed walk through found within the xboxonehdd-master-8.zip file:
    xboxonehdd-master/linux/readme_linux.txt
    Last Updated: 2018/11/16
    Author: XFiX
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/xbox-on...-size-drive-that-works-on-any-console.496212/
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLURaLwRqr6g14Pl8qLO0E4ELBBCHfFh1V

    Creates a properly partitioned Xbox One hard drive. You'll want to source the
    entire original drive files or use the latest OSU1 files.

    FEATURES:
    1. Wipe drive of all partitions and GUID values
    2. Create a Standard Xbox One 500GB, 1TB, or 2TB internal hard drive
    3. Upgrade a Standard Xbox One drive to non-standard sizes including
    as small as 138GB, as large as 1947GB, and other non-standard sizes
    4. Set Standard Xbox One GUID values w/o formatting the drive

    Make an "UBUNTU FAT32" flash drive with ubuntu-17.10.1-desktop-amd64.iso or
    newer created with LinuxLive USB Creator 2.9.4.exe

    Download Linux Live USB Creator:
    http://www.linuxliveusb.com/en/download

    Download Ubuntu Desktop:
    https://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop

    You'll need some sort of USB to SATA device or have the ability to connect a
    SATA drive directly to your PC. I recommend the USB3S2SAT3CB USB 3.0 to SATA
    adapter cable.


    NOTES AND WARNINGS:
    NOTE 1: Xbox One internal drives have a 2TB limit that you cannot get around.
    This is a bug or feature by Microsoft's design.
    This is the video I made trying to fill a 5TB internal drive.

    Version 7.0 and above max the "User Content" partition out at 1947GB.
    Theoretically you can created a larger partition than this but you
    cannot use the additional space.

    WARNING 1: E100 is bad. It is possible to do an offline update to resolve it
    but this mostly isn't the case. E100 is the only know error that
    actually refers to the Blu-ray drive. Under certain circumstances
    during an Xbox One update the Blu-ray drive firmware can become
    permanently corrupted. Any sort of Blu-ray drive failure involving
    the daughterboard will brick your system since only the original
    factory matching Xbox One motherboard and Blu-ray daughterboard can
    be used together.
    YOU CANNOT REPLACE A BLU-RAY DAUGHTERBOARD FROM ANOTHER SYSTEM!


    REPAIR AND UPGRADE PATHS:
    Xbox One Internal Hard Drive Direct Copy Upgrade


    Xbox One Internal Hard Drive Repair or Replace



    EXAMPLE SCRIPT USAGE AND OUTPUT:
    1. Unzip xboxonehdd-master-7.zip to the root of the "UBUNTU FAT32" flash drive which will create an xboxonehdd-master directory
    2. Boot the "UBUNTU FAT32" flash drive and choose "Try Ubuntu"
    3. Right click the desktop and select "Open Terminal"
    4. cd /media/cdrom/xboxonehdd-master/linux
    5. Use the following command to find the drive you wish to partition, /dev/sdb in my case but your case may be different:
    sudo ./list_part_info.sh

    Current Drive List:
    Disk /dev/sda: 480GB
    Disk /dev/sdb: 2000GB
    Disk /dev/sdc: 16.0GB

    Usage: list_part_info.sh /dev/sd*

    Examples:
    list_part_info.sh /dev/sdb (List Disk Partition Information)

    6. sudo ./create_xbox_drive.sh

    Last Updated: 2018.05.10.7.0
    Usage: create_xbox_drive.sh [options]

    Options:
    -c|--source Source drive to copy data to target drive -d with -s 2
    -d|--drive Target drive to install Xbox filesystem
    -s|--stage Install stage [0|1|2|3]
    0 - will fully erase drive -d
    1 - will erase and partition drive -d
    2 - will copy source drive -c data to target drive -d
    3 - will rewrite drive -d GUIDs
    -t|--disktype Disk GUID to set [0|1|2]
    0 - 500GB
    1 - 1TB
    2 - 2TB
    -m|--mirror Mirror standard partition sizes specified with -t on drive -d
    Not using this option will autosize 'User Content'
    -h|--help Display help

    Examples:
    create_xbox_drive.sh -d /dev/sdb -s 0 (Erase a drive)
    create_xbox_drive.sh -d /dev/sdb -s 1 -t 2 -m (Partition standard 2TB drive)
    create_xbox_drive.sh -d /dev/sdb -s 3 -t 2 -m (Rewrite 2TB GUIDs)

    7. First erase and partition the specified drive:

    NOTE: Replace /dev/sdb with your drive, change -t 2 to -t 0 for
    500GB drives and -t 1 for 1TB drives, and optionally use -m to force
    standard Xbox One Partition sizes

    sudo ./create_xbox_drive.sh -d /dev/sdb -s 1 -t 2 -m
    8. OPTIONAL (skip if you don't have a working standard Xbox One drive):
    Second if you have a working standard Xbox One drive you can copy the data
    from that drive to the new drive with:

    NOTE: Replace /dev/sda with your source drive, /dev/sdb with your target
    drive, change -t 2 to -t 0 for 500GB drives and -t 1 for 1TB drives, and
    optionally use -m to force standard Xbox One Partition sizes

    sudo ./create_xbox_drive.sh -c /dev/sda -d /dev/sdb -s 2 -t 2 -m
    9. Third rewrite the drive GUID values to Xbox One compatible ones:

    NOTE: Again replace /dev/sdb with your drive, change -t 2 to -t 0 for
    500GB drives and -t 1 for 1TB drives, and optionally use -m to force
    standard Xbox One Partition sizes

    sudo ./create_xbox_drive.sh -d /dev/sdb -s 3 -t 2 -m
    10. Check to see that your newly created drive matches the output below:
    5B114955-4A1C-45C4-86DC-D95070008139 /dev/sd* (2TB)
    25E8A1B2-0B2A-4474-93FA-35B847D97EE5 /dev/sd* (1TB)
    A2344BDB-D6DE-4766-9EB5-4109A12228E5 /dev/sd* (500GB)

    sudo ./list_part_info.sh /dev/sdb
    GUID Dev Size Name
    5B114955-4A1C-45C4-86DC-D95070008139 /dev/sdb (2TB)
    B3727DA5-A3AC-4B3D-9FD6-2EA54441011B /dev/sdb1 (41.0 GiB) 'Temp Content'
    869BB5E0-3356-4BE6-85F7-29323A675CC7 /dev/sdb2 (1.6 TiB) 'User Content'
    C90D7A47-CCB9-4CBA-8C66-0459F6B85724 /dev/sdb3 (40.0 GiB) 'System Support'
    9A056AD7-32ED-4141-AEB1-AFB9BD5565DC /dev/sdb4 (12.0 GiB) 'System Update'
    24B2197C-9D01-45F9-A8E1-DBBCFA161EB2 /dev/sdb5 (7.0 GiB) 'System Update 2'

    11. OPTIONAL (skip if you are able to do step 8, also skip if OSU1 doesn't
    match the last successful update):
    Mount /media/ubuntu/System\ Update/ by right clicking the proper drive in
    the left hand menu and select Open
    12. OPTIONAL (skip if you are able to do step 8, also skip if OSU1 doesn't
    match the last successful update):
    Download the latest OSU1.zip which contains the files:

    $SystemUpdate/host.xvd
    $SystemUpdate/SettingsTemplate.xvd
    $SystemUpdate/system.xvd
    $SystemUpdate/systemaux.xvd
    $SystemUpdate/systemmisc.xvd
    $SystemUpdate/systemtools.xvd
    $SystemUpdate/updater.xvd

    Place them in the 'System Update' partition as:

    A/host.xvd
    A/SettingsTemplate.xvd
    A/system.xvd
    A/systemaux.xvd
    A/systemmisc.xvd
    A/systemtools.xvd
    B/host.xvd
    B/SettingsTemplate.xvd
    B/system.xvd
    B/systemaux.xvd
    B/systemmisc.xvd
    B/systemtools.xvd
    updater.xvd
    Also I walk you through the entire process in the following videos:

    Repair or Replace Using Linux:


    Direct Copy Upgrade Using Linux:


    CONCLUSION:
    While the PS4 will always have the advantage when it comes to internal hard drive upgrading and replacement in terms of difficulty.
    Now the Xbox One can finally support the same functionality.

    Finally, if you want to know if the Xbox One X is using Internal SATA3 over the Xbox One S and original models SATA2.
    Perhaps you want to know how much faster an SSHD, SSD, or 7200RPM HDD would be in comparison to a stock 5400RPM HDD.

    Look no further than lilhed's video:


    COMMON ISSUES:
    A couple quick points about the E101 error and offline updates:
    1. When doing an offline update using the contents of OSU1.zip extracted to an NTFS formatted USB drive and you are greeted with an E101 error 9 times out of 10 your system is part of the dashboard preview program and is newer than the current OSU1 version. The current OSU1 version is 10.0.17763.4088 as of 2019/04/09. If your version is newer than this you will have to wait until the OSU1.zip version is updated past your version. Alternatively, if you have another console in the dashboard preview program you could copy over it's "System Update" A and B folders.
    2. In 2019 OSU2.zip and OSU3.zip are useless. They haven't been updated in years and are for updating Xbox One OS 6.3 and day one consoles respectively. Don't waste your time with these.
    The E100 error is a Blu-ray drive issue NOT the hard drive. Do NOT swap Blu-ray drives between systems.
    You may see an E100 error during an offline update likely relating to a failed Blu-ray firmware update. Sometimes this can be resolved by forcing the offline update a second time.
    For more information check out the following video:


    Update May 14, 2019 E105 and E102 errors on Xbox One X models:
    There does appear to be an epidemic with Xbox One X consoles suddenly producing E105 errors and then E102 when trying to force an OSU1 offline update.
    This does appear to be file/data corruption rather than a physical hardware issue and I believe there is an OS bug in combination with increased system temperatures.
    Often leaving the system off for a while resolves the bad behavior only to resurface when the system heats up again.
    If under warranty call Microsoft, if not I would suggest 3 things if you have the means.
    1. Wipe the disk and start with a cleanly formatted Xbox One disk.
    2. Many have mentioned doing step 1 with a new HDD or SSHD only fixes the issue temporarily. In which case upgrading to an SSD may help. SSD drives produce and are less affected by heat.
    3. Change the (APU) thermal paste. I recommend Arctic Silver 5 but any high quality paste will do.
     
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    Nice tutorial. I have held off for a while on doing the internal HDD upgrade as I did not want to deal with the factory reset size change among other issues. I am going to sit on this for a bit and probably do it sometime soon.
     
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    I've done this before. But with a SSD instead. Sucks that the xb1 uses sata II and not sata III.. but at least my console won't have its drive due soon :P
     
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    I doubt Sata III would make any significant difference with the Xbox One.
     
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    thats for internal only? an external does not need this right? i have a 1tb that was from my laptop and i it lost its data.... can i fix it with this?
     
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    Internal only.
     
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    Nice to see that this method got updated a lot now. I did it years ago under linux with the old scripts and 1.75TB HDD.

    But i have a question. With this updated stuff do you still have to Copy the Original Files from the old HDD to the new HDD? And do you still need a factory reset before replacing the HDD?

    Would be great if you only need the OSU1 files now.



    im planning to upgrade the XboneX HDD. 1TB is not enough in this day and age lol
     
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    No, you don't need to clone or copy anything from the old drive, which makes it very handy in worst case scenarios (HDD shits itself totally).
    If you want to keep the stuff you've already downloaded or installed, transfer everything to an external HDD first.

    Just follow the procedure, the guy couldn't make it any simpler. ie partition the new drive using the scripts, and either put the OSU1 files in the designated area on the HDD or onto a USB stick and then install off that.

    I'm also planning on upgrading my XoneX drive, but I'm hoping a 2TB SKU will be released as I'd rather not void the warranty so early on.
     
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    Worked perfectly!

    I just upgraded my Xbox one s from 500 to 1tb

    Had to do a reset after upgrading it as I decided to start clean, it kept the 1tb size

    No issues so far

    Will try out 2tb once I buy a another drive


    Thank you very much for the script!!!
     
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    But can i fix my 1tb with this?
     
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    Fix what? Is the drive stuffed?

    Read what I wrote above or go through the tutorial again. You DO NOT need your old HDD to be working in order to create a new HDD.
     
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    Ok. I have a 1tb hdd that one night stoped working (western digital) its like it lost its format. (Fails to intall windows, ubuntu etc etc).

    What i meant is if i follow this tutorial i can be repaired or not? Jusk asking i know that is better tu put it on the trash
     
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    This procedure is only for the Xbox One, it's not going to help your computer.

    Sounds like the HDD has a major problem, replace it & reinstall Windows.
     
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    You dont get it... i want to use it for the xbox.
     
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    If the HDD doesn't work in the computer, it won't work in the Xbox.
     
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    Grab a linux boot disc that includes hdparm, try and do a secure erase on it. https://ata.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/ATA_Secure_Erase

    If that works then do a couple of passes with https://dban.org/. If it still works then the drive is fine & you should be able to use the scripts, if not then it's toast.
     
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    thank you, will do this asap
     
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    Hi guys, i have a problem, i need to re format mi original 500 hdd drive, i do all the process, but every time y connect the hdd to the xbox, it gives me error E106 or E101. i connect the hdd again to the pc and i find about 5gb of data in the temporal content partition.

    when i turn on the xbox it shows 63% of an update, but it restart 2 secs after that.

    anyone can help me?
     
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    So i upgraded an XboxOneX today. Everything went fine. But i noticed now that i dont have a boot animation?

    I noticed that on the HDD that was in the box, there is an "bootanimation.dat" file which isnt included within the OSU1 package.

    Maybe can fix it when i apply a Preview Update soon again.
     
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    Doesn't replacing the hard drive make the Warranty Void? (If I had a second console (that was cheap and used) and a 2TB drive I would do this
     
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