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my launch 360 (pro model) gave me the rrod tonight. i have a 120gb drive on it that i purchased long ago. i have the data transfer cable that came with that drive. i am going to purchase an elite and give my girlfriend my old one once it is fixed. i have read that i cannot transfer my data to the new elite's hard drive because it will be 120 to 120. what's up with that? anyways, i am afraid to just try it because if i lose all my data on the old drive that would totally suck (i have three years worth of crap on it, it is bad enough that i have to do the license transfer hassle but i cannot imagine purchasing all those games again if totally lost). am i missing something here?



edit: after an approximate 2 hour scouring of the internet and the atrocious official xbox forums (i swear it's worse than gamefaqs there) i am convinced that no person on the planet has tried this. i found one guy asking about it but no one had an answer and he never posted with any results. i have found that 120 to 120 "may" be possible but since the data transfer cable is an old one it may not work. also i have read that data can only be transferred once. i am so lost! i think i am going to try it out. i promise i will post with results even though it may be several days. i figure if it gets wiped out i can raise hell with xbox support since i found on their site info that states 120 to 120 may be possible.
 

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1 - It should work fine; the software supports same-size transfers. What it does not support is moving data from a bigger drive to a smaller.

2 - That said: Why bother? The drives are interchangeable; just give the new one to your friend and plug the old one into the Elite. Zero effort, same result.
 

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I am currently deployed in Iraq and my Halo 3 edition 360 will not allow me to see the picture on the new LCD I bought. Somehow it will no longer show 1080p even though it supports the resolution. Probably an easy fix when I get home but bascially I went and bought a 60gig at the BX. I took the 120gig drive I had on the older model and of course I couldn't access themes and arcade games on it. I have my gamertag on a 512 memory card so no problems there. I finally got internet in my Pod and download the NXE on my hardrive. I didn't have to do anything to play my arcade games like Geometry Wars 2 and Bionic Commando. I was able to play them just fine without doing anything. So like Fjtorres saids just switch out the hardrive and problem solved.
 

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well, i'm almost ashamed to say it, but i want to use the black hdd with the elite. i'm kind of ocd like that. don't know why. thanks though. i think i'm going to give it a shot today.
 

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In addition to what's already been said, you DO NOT have to re-buy content you've already purchased, you just have to download it again. Back your game saves up on a memory card in advance just to be safe, but you should be fine.


And for the record...Data can only be transferred once (don't ask me why), the age of the cable doesn't matter, and "raising hell with xbox support" will get you nowhere if you happen to run in to difficulties. Trust us on that last one.
 

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Originally Posted by Mw182006 /forum/post/15516707


In addition to what's already been said, you DO NOT have to re-buy content you've already purchased, you just have to download it again. Back your game saves up on a memory card in advance just to be safe, but you should be fine.


And for the record...Data can only be transferred once (don't ask me why), the age of the cable doesn't matter, and "raising hell with xbox support" will get you nowhere if you happen to run in to difficulties. Trust us on that last one.

yeah i know raising hell will do no good. it was said half in jest. notice i said half. anyway. i called xbox support and "george", an extremely nice gentleman assured me that 120 to 120 is possible. i asked about the one time only thing and he claims not to worry, i can do it again. he states you can only do it once from each hard drive (obvious since it is wiped clean once the transfer takes place). i am going to backup important saves with a memory card and then give it a shot. the license transfer thing should take care of the downloaded games. i was really venting last night. now that i have had

some sleep i am going at it with a clear rational mind. well as clear and rational as i can get! lol. anyway i'm off to get an elite and give this whole process a shot. i will report back later tonight!
 

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well it's official. it doesn't seem to work. the transfer kit does not recognize the 120gb hdd from my old console. i have transferred the licenses so i guess i will have to use a memory card to transfer the stuff over chunks at a time. what a pain. oh well.
 

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well it's official. it doesn't seem to work. the transfer kit does not recognize the 120gb hdd from my old console. i have transferred the licenses so i guess i will have to use a memory card to transfer the stuff over chunks at a time. what a pain. oh well.

That is why I just hook up the old to the new. I have done this twice now with no issues getting my stuff. Never used the transfer cable
 

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well it's official. it doesn't seem to work. the transfer kit does not recognize the 120gb hdd from my old console. i have transferred the licenses so i guess i will have to use a memory card to transfer the stuff over chunks at a time. what a pain. oh well.

MS specifically says you CAN transfer 120->120. but i think it counts as a license transfer, which you can only do once a year.

Important Content can only ever be moved from a smaller source drive to a destination drive that is the same size or larger and only one time. For example, the following hard drive pairings allow transfer from source to (">") destination:20GB > 20GB

20GB > 60GB

20GB > 120GB

60GB > 60GB

60GB > 120GB

120GB > 120GB

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937279/en-us
 

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MS specifically says you CAN transfer 120->120. but i think it counts as a license transfer, which you can only do once a year.

Important Content can only ever be moved from a smaller source drive to a destination drive that is the same size or larger and only one time. For example, the following hard drive pairings allow transfer from source to (">") destination:20GB > 20GB

20GB > 60GB

20GB > 120GB

60GB > 60GB

60GB > 120GB

120GB > 120GB

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937279/en-us


yeah, i saw that too. and i called before i tried and the dude in india said it was no problem. so i hooked up the data cable and no go! it may be an issue with my cable but i doubt it. it worked to transfer my 20gb to the 1st 120gb and i take care of my stuff. the thing just keeps telling me to hook up a 20gb hard drive. oh well, i transferred it all with a memory card (gamestop used goods policy FTW!).
 

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I didn't want to start a new thread so I'll ask here:


I 'lost' my 120GB drive and 360 for 7 months and picked up a used 120GB drive ($80 score!) along with a Jasper Arcade unit that I transferred my gametag and profile to. It's like I had my old drive back sans all the old save game files. (I re-downloaded all the stuff I wanted off of marketplace) My question is this.. now that I'll be getting back my old 120GB drive, do I use a memory card to transfer over the old game saves? Can they be 'merged' like that into a drive that has had the gametag officially transferred??


My new 360 is a Jasper and has 256Megs of built in memory. Can I plug in the "old" drive and move the game saves over to that portion of the unit and then plug back in the 'newer' HD and move them over that way? *saving the cost of buying a memory card.


Thanks..
 
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