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Broke but still got the job done
on April 25, 2013
My old Xbox Elite died so I replaced it with a new slim model. I really wanted to keep my old hard drive, but it didn't fit in the new model so I got this enclosure. It's got some problems but it definitely got the job done.
Once I had the hard drive installed in the enclosure it slipped into the slim perfectly and the Xbox recognized it immediately after I turned it on again. Unfortunately getting the hard drive into the enclosure was an uphill battle.
The box says "Easy DIY Clip & Lock". There was nothing easy about this thing. Rather than screwing together the two halves of the enclosure, it all clips together, which definitely seems like it would be easier...IF the halves fit. It really took some finagling to get the clips of the cover to fit into the other half. They don't seem to have their measurements quite right. But eventually you'll get it lined up just right and the clips will start popping in.
This is where things went horribly wrong for me. The last clip bent outward instead of inward and got stuck in the gap between the halves. All the other clips were in and doing their job a little too well, so prying it open enough to push the bent clip back in proved to be almost impossible without breaking the whole thing. Thankfully the bent clip finally broke off and I was able to get everything fitted together without it.
That said, don't ever plan on changing the hard drive once its in. If you want to put a new hard drive in your Xbox using one of these enclosures just buy a new one. I guarantee you will never be able to get this back apart without breaking it completely.
Luckily these things are cheap. If this had been expensive I would have been seriously angry.