250gb hard drive

Have a 250gb hard drive that's been wiped clean

Im planning on putting it into a 4gb Xbox

Can I just insert the drive and it will work straight off

Or do I have to transfer the data from the 4gb onto the 250gb

 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 4 Applies to:

I believe putting a hard drive in disables the onboard flash memory. So yes, you would either need to transfer the files or download them again from Live. This would only apply to the profiles and Live purchases (referring to downloading), any game save files you want to preserve you will have to transfer prior to installing the drive. You could copy them (game save files) to cloud storage if you don't have the transfer cable.

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not true when a hard drive is installed in a  4 gig model the internal memory is not disabled you can transfer the memory from the 4 gig and vice versa.

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I have the transfer cable is it best to transfer the data to the 250gb and then put the drive in or do I need to do that cheers

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You can just put the hard drive in. You don't need to transfer anything to it.

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I stand corrected - for some reason I thought I had read the 360 only recognized one or the other (hard drive vs internal flash memory) and I could find nothing related in the Xbox help sections either. If this is truly the case, then all you need to do is install your hard drive and transfer files if you desire.

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Sorry I'm a noob at this if I understand I can just plug and play no transfer needed cheers

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No transfer needed though it might be a good idea... those flash drives--as do all flash drives honestly--tend to fail.  If you decide you want to move everything to the HDD just shove it in the bottom and then hover over the items on the storage screen and select "move."

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So you can move the 4gb mem to the 250 GB without a data cable (I do have a data cable)

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Right. You would not need a transfer cable to transfer any files from the 4gb to the 250gb.

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OK thanks for all the replies I will give it ago cheers

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