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Restoring M$ 250gb HDD partition?

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Modding & Hacking' started by Wulfren, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. Wulfren

    Wulfren Member

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    Real long story short I bought a used 250GB hdd and it looks like the partition is messed up on it (got it from a pawn shop & I know they had 3'rd party xfer cables) I can use Xplorer360 and it see's the drive but when I put it in the 360 system the system doesn't even see it.



    (always find more after you post, no matter how long you've been reading, t'is my luck) ok so it looks like the hdd.bin seems to be the magic file that is needed to restore a drive, however they are drive (make/model) specific getting the hdd in a messed up situation i don't have a back up, so the real question would be, are all the drives (slim 250gb) the same physical make/model?

    Thank you for your time in reading this

    Wulf
     
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    palwill Regular member

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    try formatting it to fat 32 and then putting it back into the xbox, i think you might be able to format it from there.

    they are all western digital scorpio blues.
     
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    coorva Regular member

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    i got one that made the xbox go into E68,,its a 250gig seagate cant just format it to fat32 in put into the xbox wont work, Xplorer360 wont see,,im just wondering if the same method used in doing the WD drives will work with the seagate drives never tried it,
     
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    palwill Regular member

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    wasnt thinking before i posted, thank you for the clarification.
     
  5. Wulfren

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    ok i have another drive and a real M$ xfer cable JIC...to ensure me not smurfing this one up whats the best procedure to clone & copy the drive image



    Wulf
     
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    Wrong and wrong.

    You format that on the pc and you'll lose the hddss.bin, and they are not all WD's.
     
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    Actually all the drives I've opened so far (a 20 and 120) are Hitachi,

    bhetrick: the hddss.bin is gone, is there anything I can do to recover or replace it?

    Thank you for your reply

    Wulf
     
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    Ah yes, you can replace the hddss.bin. Search "hddhackr". It's a very simple program. It and usable hddss.bin's are readily available online.
     
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    Before long I may actually be proficient in this mess. Thank you again Bhetrick, I actually have hddhackr installed & now looking for the bin. As it is I have 4 drives an old 20, an elite 120 and 2 slim 250's of them the 20 and the120 are Hitachi the messed up 250gb slim is a Seagate, and the working 250 gb slim is a Hitachi, which explains why my attempts of creating & using a hddss.bin from the working one will not work on the other.

    I also have xplorer 360 and xport 360, all of which do/say the same thing. Its going to take a *.bin from the same model Seagate to restore my drive.


    ...It now seems like common sense, but when I first started this thread i was totally clueless on it all, (not saying I know much even at this point) but i'm starting to understand. Thank you all for your thoughts & post, I'm off to mine the web for the proper bin & to go from there

    Wulf
     

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