I have an Xbox Elite with a 120GB hard drive & I just purchased a new Xbox Slim with a 320GB hard drive. I wanted to transfer all of my date over from the Elite to the Slim. So, I went to GameStop and purchased the new HD Data Transfer Cable that has both hard drive connectors on it for the external hard drives and the internal slim hard drives. When I plug my 120GB hard drive into the adapter and into my Xbox Slim console nothing happens.
I called up Microsoft and they said that the cable is bad and I should return it and get another one. They hadn't even heard of the new cable yet with both connectors on it. So, I went and got another cable and I had the same problem. Then Micrsoft told me that probably the USB ports on the new console were bad and that I should return the console and get another one. I told them I could plug my usb keyboard and usb thumb drive into the USB ports and they worked & they said it doesn't mean the USB ports are working right. So, I went and returned my Xbox console and it doesn't make a difference. I still have the same problem.
I tried plugging the data cable into all of the usb ports and none of them are working. After doing it a number of times and turning the Xbox on and off I got it to recognize the external hard drive, but after I unplugged it and plugged it back in it wouldn't recognize it again. I can feel the external hard drive buzzing so I know it's getting power, etc.
If I take out the Slim hard drive and plug it into my old Elite console the cable works fine. Microsoft says that it has something to do with my Elite Hard Drive then. How can it have something to do with my Elite hard drive when it's working fine plugged into my Xbox Elite? There must be something else going on here. The only way I can test to see if it's my hard drive is to have another external hard drive to test it with, I don't have have that right now.
Can anyone else please help me with this issue? Thanks so much for all your help and time!