View Full Version : what program to format a hard drive for 360

10-27-2009, 09:51 PM
how can i format a hard drive to put in the 360 hdd shell and use with xbox 360

10-28-2009, 03:54 AM
well i wanted to know because i wanted to buy 360 hd shells and put 500gb in them to sell for profit but seems that most 360's are limited to 137gb or 120gb
unless you flash your 360 bios or something....whatever i cant sell them because retail 360's will only read 137gb and there is not much room for a profit there

shell -----$15
120gb hd-$40

120gb sell on ebay for $60 to $70 after the ebay and paypal seller fees there is not much left

if we could put a 500gb and sell to others we could make a huge profit
if only it was possible i guess we would all be doing it

microsoft releasing special edition 250GB Xbox 360 with Modern Warfare 2 for $399 and then probably doing the same with different games every six moths

microsoft really gives buyers so very little and makes buyers pay so much


If you are using a HD larger then 137gb you need a bios with LBA48 support flashed in your Xbox if you want to use all available space (else only 137gb will be accessible). All new bioses can have this feature ... if not by default you can add support for it with XBTool/EVTool.
There are 2 modes for LBA48 ... either gives all space to F: ('06') or give all space till 137gb to F: and all space that's left to G: ('67').
HD's smaller then 137gb do not need to worry about this, and of course they will also work fine on a bios with LBA48 support (in both modes all available space will be given to F:)

10-28-2009, 04:12 AM
i searched "250 360 hard drive"
in ebay and there are a few people selling them saying that they work with youor 360

does this mean that its possible?

10-28-2009, 04:34 AM
ok i have been reading around and it is possible but i guess only to aa few people that have info or files that i cant find on these type of sites

anyways as soon as microsoft releases the 250gb hard drives and get some kind of source code from them then the files for everyone to do this will be public and everyone will be doing this so that will make the profit factor go down

but the good news sounds like all xbox 360 users will be aable to get a cheap 250gb