My old console died a week ago, was the older version console w/20 gig hard drive. It came with a memory card that I have all my saved game data on; however all purchased games and gamertag/Xbox Live account is on the hard drive. I prefer *not* to buy a transfer cable if I can prevent it, which leads me to the following questions-
1. Can I load up my gamertag/Xbox Live account on the new console without needing the old hard drive?
2. Can I re-download the games I purchased that are currently on the old hard drive?
3. Is there any way I can view what is left on the old hard drive to determine if it is worth it to move to the new console?
Thanks in advance for your replies, suggestions, links, etc :)