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Convert a 360 (Fat) hard drive into a 360 S hard drive

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  1. Convert a 360 (Fat) hard drive into a 360 S hard drive, Remove the bottom screws: step 1, image 1 of 3 Convert a 360 (Fat) hard drive into a 360 S hard drive, Remove the bottom screws: step 1, image 2 of 3 Convert a 360 (Fat) hard drive into a 360 S hard drive, Remove the bottom screws: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Buy the drive at a cost you can afford to eat. This will void any warranties offered.

    • Remove the 3 screws from the bottom of the drive. Use a T6 Torx driver.

    • Remove the warranty seal and final screw. Use a T6 Torx driver.

  2. Convert a 360 (Fat) hard drive into a 360 S hard drive, Disassembly tip: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • If the drive is difficult to open and you are opening it to put the drive into a later Xbox 360 with no intention to preserve the enclosure, a screwdriver or pry tool can help.

    • If you are opening it to replace the drive inside for an original console, it is best to use a plastic pry tool instead. While a screwdriver "works" it will likely mar the enclosure.

  3. Convert a 360 (Fat) hard drive into a 360 S hard drive, Open the drive: step 3, image 1 of 3 Convert a 360 (Fat) hard drive into a 360 S hard drive, Open the drive: step 3, image 2 of 3 Convert a 360 (Fat) hard drive into a 360 S hard drive, Open the drive: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • If you are taking the enclosure apart for the bare drive, less caution is needed.

    • After removing the 4 bottom screws, remove the top cover. Remove the spring and locking tab before removing the drive cage.

    • Remove the drive cage from the drive enclosure. If the drive has never been opened, additonal force may be required.

  4. Convert a 360 (Fat) hard drive into a 360 S hard drive, Disconnect and remove the hard drive: step 4, image 1 of 3 Convert a 360 (Fat) hard drive into a 360 S hard drive, Disconnect and remove the hard drive: step 4, image 2 of 3 Convert a 360 (Fat) hard drive into a 360 S hard drive, Disconnect and remove the hard drive: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the four T10 Torx screws securing the hard drive.

    • After removing the screws, slide the top cover off and disconnect the drive.

    • Disconnect the hard drive and remove it from the enclosure.

  5. Convert a 360 (Fat) hard drive into a 360 S hard drive, Install the hard drive into the new enclosure: step 5, image 1 of 3 Convert a 360 (Fat) hard drive into a 360 S hard drive, Install the hard drive into the new enclosure: step 5, image 2 of 3 Convert a 360 (Fat) hard drive into a 360 S hard drive, Install the hard drive into the new enclosure: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • If you do not use an official hard drive, you will need a WD hard drive, the Xbox hard drive sector security file and HDDhackr to partition the drive. Partition 2 must be restored manually.

    • After removing the drive from the old enclosure, open the new enclosure.

    • Put the drive in the enclosure label side up. Space may need to be added for 7mm drives.

    • Close the enclosure and install it in your console.

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