Internal hard drive install question

We have a 360 S with 4GB.  We bought an internal 250 GB drive.  We already have saved game data on the current 4GB drive.  When we install the 250 GB, will we lose it all, will it give us an option to transfer it, or do we need to buy a transfer cable or USB storage device.  If USB, does it have to be an XBOX USB or just a regular computer one?

Trying not to make the kids mad if we accidentally lose all saved data!

Thanks!

 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 3 Applies to:

You can always back up your data on a usb if you wish. However your Xbox slim has a built in 4 gig memory. This is not a harddrive. When you install the harddrive you will not lose that 4 gigs of memory. You will also not lose the data.

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You can use any USB flash drive as long as it is at least 1GB. It is also capped at 16GB per USB flash drive. Insert one into the XBox and you can then decide if you want to use all of it for the Xbox storage or if you want to use it with both the PC and the Xbox.

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Both storage devices will remain available: the internal 4GB flash device, and the new 250 GB HDD. (And most games you launch will ask you every time where you want to keep your saved game.) You can move items between the two devices in the System Setting's Memory function.

 

I recommend keeping everything on the new HDD, because if the 360 ever needs repair you can take the HDD out when you ship the console. But you won't be able to take out the internal 4GB storage, and you risk losing whatever is on there if you get a refurbished console back from repair rather than your original.

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