Hello, everyone. Your Science Panda here.
Well, it finally happened. My old XBox 360 went off and committed suicide on me. We had a good run, but our time has come to an end. I have decided that the best way to honor my faithful game-giving friend is by tossing its lifeless husk to the curb and upgrading to a new model (I have decided this because I am probably a sociopath). This decision, however, has led me to something of a conundrum regarding my old save files, which I would like very much to keep. I want to upgrade to the new Slim model. I understand that there exists a cable that can transfer my old saves to the new system, but local Gamestop employees have told me (hopefully erroneously) that I need a working older model to use the transfer cable in question. I understand that the noble Gamestop employees are not always paragons of accurate information regarding such matters, so I decided to bring my question to you fine rubens for help.
This is the heart of my question: Can I use the aforementioned cable to transfer my old data from my X Box White hard drive to a brand, spankin' new X Box Slim without having a functioning X Box White system?
I just wanted to tell you all good luck. We're all counting on you.