I have a 3-year-old 20GB Xbox 360. I recently discovered the joy of purchasing games and DLCs from the marketplace, and as such have also found that the 20GB is not enough any more. I used a 16GB thumb drive as well and moved some games/saved content to it, but still ran out of space. So, I went out and bought a refurbished 120GB hard drive from Gamestop. It didn't come with a data transfer cable, which I also didn't know I needed until I started looking for instructions for doing the replacement. Therefore I am stuck with the memory stick model for moving content. Here's where the problems start.
Since I have already been using my memory stick for saved game content, I need to first move the existing content onto something else temporarily, like my PC for example, then delete the content from the memory stick and use it to save the remaining content from my 20GB Xbox 360 drive before I install the new 120GB drive. However, when I attach my memory stick to my PC, it shows an Xbox 360 folder with a bunch of ~1GB files that mean nothing to me in terms of what the data is.
My plan is to simply copy the contents of the folder from my thumb drive to my PC, then delete it from the thumb drive to make more space, move the remaining data from my current 20GB Xbox drive onto the thumb drive, install the 120GB hard drive, move the data from the thumb drive to that new hard drive, empty the thumb drive, copy the data from the PC to the thumb drive, and move that data from the thumb drive to new 120GB hard drive as well. Essentially copying all of my data over using a sort of bucket brigade from the 20GB drive to the thumb drive to the PC back to the 120GB drive. Is this safe to do? Can I safely copy all of the content that shows up on the thumb drive back to my PC, then back to the thumb drive, then back to the Xbox?
Thanks in advance.