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3.0 out of 5 stars As others say, this hard drive does not let you play backwards compatible games, May 27, 2012
Everything else about the hard drive is great. It has lots of space, it is easy to install, and it works with all 360 games perfectly.

However, if you are at all interested in playing old Xbox games, this will not work at all. Even if you try and download something like Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory from the xbox marketplace, it won't play on this hard drive.

Kind of a bummer, but if that doesn't matter to you, then this hard drive is a much better alternative to paying twice as much for a Microsoft drive.
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Initial post: Aug 8, 2012 11:24:20 PM PDT
A. Burt says:
When you say old XBox games, do you mean like from XBox or older XBox 360 games? I'm sorta an idiot when it comes to technological magics!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 10, 2012 3:01:56 AM PDT
Jesse Allen says:
the proper term would be " original xbox " or last generation xbox games. the older 360 games will work.

Posted on Sep 22, 2012 4:10:55 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 22, 2012 4:12:11 PM PDT
Dom says:
I believe i actually know the reason and solution to this problem. I did a mod a few months ago about on creating a hard drive for the xbox 360, and from looking at this product since it says "OEM", it's also a hacked hard drive for the xbox 360.

The reason the hard drive doesn't play xbox 360 games it's because it's missing something called "partition 2" which is known as the original xbox emulator, without it you cant play the original xbox games. However there are a few websites that give instructions on how to put the emulator on your hard drive. You can find more info on how to fix this problem by googling "Xbox 360 Partition 2".

NOTE: IF YOU DO NOT FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY ON RESTORING THE EMULATOR TO THE HDD, YOU MAY WIPE OR CRASH YOUR HARD DRIVE, DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2012 1:52:53 PM PST
viku says:
To be able to make Partition 2, i should be able to connect my XBOX HDD to my PC. How do I do that?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 5, 2012 1:53:29 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 5, 2012 1:57:29 AM PST
J. Bonnett says:
http://digiex.net/downloads/download-center-2-0/xbox-360-content/apps-pc/4897-xbox-360-partition-2-download-xbox-1-emulator.html

It's very simple if you have the right tools.

Or you could try what I did, I went online and found the last BC update, it's an .xex file, put it on a flash drive or cd/dvd and pop it into the 360. The 360 updates and restores BC. The old 360 (Arcade version only) used to store the backwards compatibility on the console itself while the new Slim models come with it loaded on the flash storage or on the installed HDD if you buy one with it. So I believe re installing the BC update let automatically makes the partition for you or it flashes it to the new console, I'm not quite sure which.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 6, 2012 5:47:21 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 14, 2013 7:42:29 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 14, 2013 7:58:05 PM PST
S. Foley says:
D. Knox,

You should probably do more research and try to have a little more knowledge on certain subjects before you add to a discussion such as this. It's obvious your technical knowledge is lacking in this area...I understand your skepticism to a certain extent, but when you have as much experience as I do in this field you'll come to understand that almost anything is possible with storage devices when it comes to consoles.

XBOX 1 Emulation IS possible with this off-brand drive, you just need to know how to recover partition 2. Take it from me. I actually have successfully done this with my off-brand drive, and I have loads of experience repairing/building/modding computers, therefore, a lot of my time is spent with storage hardware.

Here is a small walkthrough to get Xbox 1 emulation working:

The procedure is extremely simple. You connect the drive to your computer via SATA data port on motherboard (make sure you have a SATA power connector and your board is 3gb/s capable and have a SATA 3gb/s cable, ALSO NOTE, you must not remove the drive that contains the OS on your PC, as you need it to access Xplorer360), then you find a "partition2.bin" file on the internet or from a genuine drive, and you open Xplorer360 Xtreme2 and open your drive (most likely Hitachi ATAHSxxxxx), and then hit "Recover partition 2", find your ".bin" file and then you're done.

NOTE: DO NOT mess with anything BUT partition 2, as you could corrupt your drive completely and then it will require reformatting.

Also, it's an extremely common misconception that it is software in partition 2 that is required. It's merely just a script for emulation. If it were software, this procedure would be highly illegal, and would have been stricken down by Microsoft as soon as there was a published solution.

If you want video proof I'll give it to you though...Just give me a way to send the file...

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2013 5:24:11 PM PST
Neilbo says:
Does this need to be done with a fresh drive, or can it be done with an existing drive that has been setup and used? I am waiting on a transfer cable, but if I can start installing games/DLC, then recover partition 2 when I get my cable, that would be great...
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