When Microsoft pulled the wraps off its Xbox 360 Elite console last month, the company also announced that a long-rumored hard drive upgrade would also be available for existing owners. The 120GB hard drive offers a substantial increase in capacity over the original HDD but it also comes with a $179 price tag.
Many owners of the original Xbox 360 have balked at the relatively high price considering that external USB 2.0 120GB 5400RPM SATA 2.5" hard drives can be had for under $100.
It looks like Xbox 360 owners have another way to get 120GB of storage on their consoles — with some caveats of course. Those wishing to perform the mod must purchase a Western Digital SATA BEVS-LAT hard drive (no other hard drives will work). Using the Hddhacker v0.90 tool provided by TheSpecialist, you only need to dump your hddss.bin firmware file from your 20GB hard drive onto a floppy and then flash your new 120GB hard drive with the firmware.
Published in: Games Consoles on 2007-04-24