The Xbox 360 uses an internal hard disk to store data, demo documents, media files, arcade games and matches details. Which drives are compatible with your Xbox 360 system is dependent upon 360’s version you are using. As the hard drives are more costly than the identical SATA drives, it’s possible to use some drives with console versions.
If you would like to enhance the storage capacity of Xbox 360, you should ideally pick official drives because it will not give any compatibility issue with your Xbox consoles. Console versions that are mature come in sizes in many storage size with different pricing based on its brand and storage capacity. To update the drive, you need to insert Xbox 360 hard disk utilizing the disk bay on top of the Xbox after you remove the old HDD which comes along with box.
The xbox 360 hard drive is a SATA disk, and therefore you do have to use SATA version only when you plan to increase hard disk capability. Most of the known brand like Maxtor, WD, and Seagate etc. are compatible with Xbox 360s. The installation procedure may look little complex in the beginning but it is not so difficult if you take the help of manual or guide available online, you will need to preload drivers and physically install the disk to the drive mount of the Xbox.
Microsoft released a redesign of the Xbox 360 games console, the Xbox 360 S version. The redesign moved to some proprietary disk version, used by Xbox versions, away in the SATA disk. As a result of proprietary character of this disk, you can’t enhance the storage capacity with third party HDD.
Another important accessories of Xbox 360 console is data transfer cable. You can use the cable to copy your entire data from your Xbox 360 hard disk into the newly installed disk drive. As the data transfer takes time, you can leave the drive while you the data is getting copied. You will also find a transfer wizard which will walk through the procedure and transmits all of your data.