Two hardware questions
I have two question regarding transferring from and onto the hard drive.
One, is it possible to back up all your save data and stuff you have purchased?
Second, how can you transfer music and videos (what kind of videos does Xbox 360 support) onto the hard drive? Instead of ripping cds, it'd be easier to transfer music files I think.
Here is Abe_Froeman's recent thread on transferring purchased content:
As for how to transfer music and videos, you should be able to figure out how to link your Xbox and PC together and do what you want.
what about saved data from games?
Transferring licenses has absolutely **** all to do with backing up content and there's no way to link Xbox 360 to PC directly to transfer data (only playback is possible through streaming).
Originally Posted by Sullivan
Try to stick to things you actually know anything about.
Anyway for a real answer to the original post.
There are three ways to transfer data to and from the xbox 360 hard drive. All 3 require the use of xplorer 360.
1. XSATA Hard drive adaptor
This is the easiest method of transferring data. It is a docking station that sits under your HDD and connects it via USB to your PC.
Click here for more details
Xport is also another product that does the same thing. Click here for details
2. Using a Memory Card and Adaptor
This method requires buying a Memory card and USB memory card adaptor such as this one:
You'll then need to back up from the HDD to the Memory Card through the 360's menus.
3. Direct connection to your PC's motherboard.
This is the only free method but it involves breaking the warranty of your 360's HDD and you must have SATA ports on your PC's motherboard. Show the spoiler for more information.
Click here for details of dismantling the HDD
Once you have the HDD out you need to connect it to your PC with a SATA cable and SATA power supply.
Thanks for the help, both helped.
Damn, so there's nothing like using the Ethernet cable?
Nope. The only way to do it without spending any money (provided your PC has SATA ports) is to crack open the HDD.
I think I'd rather buy a memory card.