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Xbox 360 250GB HardDrive - Xbox Slim Only

by Microsoft
Xbox 360
Everyone
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (568 customer reviews) 10 answered questions

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  • Download and save hundreds of HD movies, television shows, videos, and more.
  • Download and save tons of games, demos and extra content from Xbox LIVE Marketplace.
  • Save your game, Xbox LIVE gamer profile, game demos, and custom soundtracks.
  • Rip CDs, save photos, games, movies, and more.
  • More space to save what you love.
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  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002I0JDC6
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 12 inches ; 5.6 ounces
  • Media: Accessory
  • Release Date: August 17, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (568 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,000 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

Product Description

Play, watch, save, store-expand your entertainment possibilities. The massive 250GB hard drive has plenty of space for games, high-definition TV and movies, Games on Demand, game demos and add-ons, music, plus so much more. It's the easiest way to get the most from your Xbox 360.


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222 of 224 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars works great March 31, 2012
By JRP
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
cut right to the chase: it does play original xbox games

that was my whole concern before purchasing it. i had to rifle through hundreds of reviews before i found someone that actually said that and stood behind it. i'm saving someone else a lot of time.

as you already know, like myself you probably got the 4g xbox kinect, this works for that and you get a ton of storage for it, fits perfectly, works perfectly, and plays original xbox games.

this is a official microsoft product so it will work. the knock off versions do not play original games
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352 of 399 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The Lowdown on These Hard Drives (250 GB Model) April 27, 2011
By Dellago
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
Well, I finally caved in and decided to get one of these hard drives... even though every fiber in my being was telling me that Microsoft is ripping us off! These hard drives cost triple compared to a regular computer SATA Hard drive.... so I wanted satisfy my curiosity by finding out what the difference was between the microsoft brand hard drive was, and these knockoffs on the "Other Sellers" list.

I waited until both drives got delivered so I could measure performance and quality. The initial differences were rather obvious: retail packaging versus shrink wrap. But in my eyes, this does not sully the quality of any product. Most companies use retail packaging as a way to knock up the price of the exact same, identical OEM product. So do not be fooled by the oldest trick in the book.

While inspecting the two drives for physical differences, I noticed that the knockoffs had small differences in manufacturing: like the plastic housing felt a little more sturdy on the Microsoft model, and the factory print on the back of the drives contained different text. Again, such small differences that hadn't really been a deal breaker for me.

The real test came when I plugged them each into my Xbox and tried transferring my Gamertag over. Believe it or not, there was absolutely NO difference. Both drives functioned the same. Gameplay was identical on Black Ops and Halo: Reach after I installed both games on the hard drive. So after I was done with my test, I actually ended up returning the Microsoft brand drive and keeping the knockoff.

Microsoft Brand 250 GB hard drive: $93-$100

Knockoffs Brand 250 GB hard drive: $60-$85

Sorry Microsoft, love ya but I'm gonna have to vote for the underdog who sells hard drives for what they are actually worth.
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171 of 196 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid drive. Little overpriced. September 24, 2010
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
The fact that you have to purchase Microsoft branded drives for the 360 "IS" kind of ridiculous; especially being that they charge about 60% over the retail cost of a 250GB hard drive.

The drives however are solid. There is one known issue with this model of drive in the new 360 Slim. If the drive isn't inserted "just right" you will get what appears to be a "red dot of death" and the console won't work; however, all you have to do is remove the drive and re-insert it making sure it is in all the way, and the problem will correct itself.

And yes, ... I own a 360 slim with this drive in it....
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88 of 103 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good addition January 14, 2011
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
If you are one of the many that bought a 4GB xbox 360 bundle and plan on playing more than a few games (2.7GB left after system data is factory installed onto the internal HDD), you're going to need this product. I originally purchased a 500 GB WD elements drive since it is a much cheaper option but landed up returning it do to:

1. 16GB storage cap on USB connected devices (thanks Microsoft).
2. Necessary reformatting from NTFS to FAT32, as well as Microsoft downloading excess software on to the drive so it can even be seen by the console.
3. Constant performance limitations of USB 2.0 compared to the SATA connection in the drive slot on the bottom of the console.

I have had the Xbox 360 S kinect bundle and the 250GB HDD since Christmas and have beaten Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, COD black ops, and now working on Halo Reach (dabbled a little with some kinect games as well) with not a single issue with the piece of hardware. Does the job without a hitch. I realize it is yet another overpriced piece of proprietary hardware from Microsoft but they really got us "by the balls" here if you want to experiment with all capabilities of the system. It is really dependent upon what type of gamer you are but if you want to see what your system can do, I would recommend this purchase.
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36 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars easy peasy November 11, 2010
By Cheezr
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I was really surprised with how easy this was to install, it literally took me about 60 seconds just lift up the little door and slide it in (it only goes one way), and i was ready to go when the xbox powered back up. so far so good.
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Counterfeit/not-genuine Hard Drive March 25, 2013
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Purchased hard drive as it was advertised as being an original Microsoft-branded accessory. I receive the drive packed in a very convincing OEM-style retail package with genuine Microsoft markings. On installation of the drive, I noted that it was completely empty and did not contain any software despite the box stating content was included. I then attempted to play an original XBox title to test the backwards compatibility of the drive and was unsuccessful. I contacted Microsoft Xbox Tech Support who confirmed that the drive was counterfeit and the serial number on the accessory was not valid. Very unhappy with this purchase.
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