Originally Posted by gonzo90017
I'm about to purchase the new redesigned XBOX 360 4gb version. I would like to install my own drive so I don't have to pay the inflated amount microsoft wants. So my question is can someone give me a step by step? Can I use any drive? What's the max size? etc. etc...
you have to get a western digital scorpio drive. only that brand can work for 360 drives. lots of easy guides out there. just google.
really, the cheapest way to go about it is get a Xbox 360 HDD Chinese knockoff from Amazon or Ebay. of course, it won't be authentic but you'll most likely be able to get away with it.
or you can wait for one of Gamestop's regular 50% hardware sales. I got a 250GB refurbished drive for $30 that way. Got a 120GB refub for $20 that way too.
you can use any 360 drive on any 360 console which means you can use an old drive on the latest 360 E system or the 360 E HDD on the original 360 drive. it's just a matter of swapping the external case.