How to Upgrade/Clone Xbox 360 Slim HDD to A Bigger HDD in 3 Steps

Tracy King updated on Sep 12, 2019 to Backup Utility | How-to Articles

Can I upgrade my Xbox 360 slim hard drive to a bigger HDD without losing game files?

"Hi there, do you know how to change and replace the Xbox 360 slim hard drive to a bigger one without losing all games? I have a 64GB slim hard drive for saving all my present games in Xbox 360 console but it's too small.
I couldn't even install new games on it. Finally, I made the decision and I bought a new hard drive which is 250GB. And now, here is the problem - how can I upgrade and replace my Xbox 360 slim hard drive to a bigger 
HDD without losing any games?"

It's no longer a new issue for Xbox players to upgrade and replace old Xbox HDD to a bigger new one. If you are having this issue, don't worry. You can directly follow below 3 guide steps to effectively transfer and move Xbox 360 games from old HDD to new HDD with ease now.

Step 1. Connect Both Xbox 360 Slim Hard Drive and New HDD to PC

1. Turn off Xbox 360 console and take out the old Xbox slim hard drive;
2. Connect both the old Xbox 360 slim hard drive and new hard drive to your PC.

Step 2. Download Disk Clone Software to Upgrade/Clone Xbox 360 Slim Hard Drive to Bigger HDD

Your next move is to clone and transfer all saved games and packages from old Xbox 360 slim hard drive to the new HDD. How to upgrade Xbox HDD to a bigger one without losing all game files? Copying and paste won't be able to move all installation files or hidden files into the new drive.

Here you may try professional disk clone software and let it help you complete this task. EaseUS Todo Backup will effectively help to clone and upgrade Xbox 360 slim hard drive to a bigger HDD within simple clicks. You can also apply it to clone and upgrade Xbox one to bigger drive without losing any game files. Just free download it here and apply it for cloning Xbox 360 HDD now:  

Step 1. Launch and run EaseUS Todo Backup on your PC and select "Clone" on the left pane.

Run disk partition cloning software.

Step 2. Select the disk or partition that you want to clone. 

Choose partition or drive to clone.

And then select the destination disk that you want to save cloned disk or partition with data. 

Note: If you prefer to allocate the target disk with the same layout as the source disk, just enable a sector level clone by clicking "Advanced options" -> "Sector by sector clone".

Enable sector by sector clone for disk/partition clone.

Step 3. Click "Proceed" to start cloning your disk or partition now.

Start disk/partition cloning process.

Step 3. Replace Xbox 360 Slim Hard Drive with Newly Upgraded HDD

Tip
When Xbox 360 can recognize the new HDD, it means that you've succeeded replacing and upgrading the Xbox HDD with below tips.

1. Replace the old Xbox 360 slim hard drive with the newly upgraded HDD and put it into the hard drive case;
2. Insert the new hard drive into Xbox 360 console;
3. Press the Guide button on your controller > Go to "Settings" > "System Settings";
4. Select "Storage" or "Memory" > Make sure the new Hard Drive appears in the list of Storage Devices;
If it doesn't show up, shut down Xbox 360 and re-plug and insert the hard drive into console again till it shows up in storage.

 
 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Clone and Backup? In what cases should I use Clone?

Clone will copy one disk to another or one partition to another (unallocated space is also supported). Usually, this option is used to upgrade the current disk by creating an identical copy. Backup will generate a .PBD image file containing the selected files or system that can be restored from the .PBD image if needed.

What is the difference between System Backup and Disk Backup?

System Backup will auto-select the system boot related partition(s) as the backup source to make sure the system image can be restored properly. Disk/Partition Backup will allow you to manually select a whole disk or speficy a certain partition as the backup source. You will get the same backup result as System Backup if you manually select the system and boot partitions with the Disk/Partition Backup option.

As a computer newbie, what features should I use to protect my computer?

You can use System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions, use Disk/Partition backup to back up the data partition and add plans to run an automatic backup. If you use the computer frequently or have software that may cause boot failure of the computer, we would suggest you back up the computer every 1 to 2 days. For other situations, you can backup the computer once a week. In addition, you can schedule File Backup to back up the files which are changed frequently.

What kind of storage service should I use to save my backup images?

EaseUS Todo Backup can save backup images to internal disks, external disks, network drives, or free cloud(Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive) and CD/DVD. It is suggested to save the images to the internal/external/network drives to save time as those kinds of disks have a better read-write speed. It is suggested NOT to save the image on the source disk, because once the disk is damaged, all the files on the disk will become unavailable and you will be unable to restore the image.

As a company network administrator, what features should I use to protect our internal computers?

It is recommended that you use the SQL Backup feature to back up your company's SQL server and Exchange Backup feature to back up the Exchange server. In addition, you can execute System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions on every computer and set a plan to execute the backup once a day or twice a week to ensure that the computer can be restored timely when it has boot issues. File Backup feature can be used to back up important user data. If there are a large quantity of computers, you can purchase EaseUS Backup Center to manage the backups on the client computers centrally.

About EaseUS Todo Backup

Be it a file, system, partition, or disk, EaseUS Todo Backup will help you back up or clone the item and provide you with multiple backup plans.