Hard drive NOT working in Xbox 360 Slim E console...

Well back in November... I was asking about hard drives that can be used in the Xbox 360 Slim E Console. I ended up buying a hard drive from a place called SantaFe Books & Games thru Amazon.com.

 

I gave it to my nephew for Christmas.  When I put the hard drive into the Xbox console... the system doesn't recognize the hard drive at all.   I've tried taking the hard drive out and re-inserting it into the console a few times... and still nothing...

 

Now... I have a device so I can attach a SATA hard drive from a laptop to a computer USB port (its probably similar to Microsoft's Data Transfer kit).  If I connect this hard drive to this device... my computer plays its sound  as if it detects something was plugged into a USB port... but my computer doesn't see the hard drive at all.

 

Should I be able to see this hard drive when its connected to my computer???  Is this a sign that the hard drive is dead???

 

If I have to... I'll buy a hard drive thru a local place like Best Buy or GameStop... and send this hard drive back to SantaFe Books & Games.

 

Thanks,

Mike

 

 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 354 Applies to:

Xbox files are not meant to be seen on a PC so it would be normal to not see anything on the drive, but it should still see that something is plugged in. It sounds like a bad drive.

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I went to GameStop today and I bought a 320GB hard drive there.  I put the hard drive into my nephew's Xbox 360 Slim E Console... and when going thru the System Settings... the hard drive was listed.

So the 250GB hard drive that I bought thru a place on Amazon.com... is on its way back to them.

I did find one thing that I found to be... amusing... online when I looked up info on "Troubleshooting" if the console doesn't detect the hard drive. They told you to do these things...

1.  Turn your console off and then on again.

2.  Make sure that your hard drive is installed correctly by removing and adding your hard drive back again.

3.  If you have another hard drive, try it with your console.

4.  Format your hard drive.

The "amusing" thing is Number 4... how do you get the Xbox 360 to format a hard drive that it doesn't detect???  Doesn't the Xbox have to first detect the hard drive... before it can format it???

This was found here...

support.xbox.com/.../hard-drive

MIke

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I was just thinking the same about #4. I am having the same problem. I'm off the Gamestop for transfer cables in effort to save Skyrim files. Wish me luck.

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Hey there huntingfreewill!

If you haven't already, please go ahead and create a new thread.  This way we can provide support specifically tailored to you.  Be sure to include the details of the issue as well as any troubleshooting steps that you have tried.  Thanks in advance!

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