Add or remove an Xbox 360 Hard Drive

Overview

Learn how to add or remove an Xbox 360 Hard Drive on your Xbox 360 console.

Xbox 360 E console

The Xbox 360 E 250 gigabyte (GB) console has an internal hard drive, which can be removed and replaced. The Xbox 360 E 4 GB console has internal flash memory, which is not removable. An internal hard drive for the Xbox 360 E 4 gigabyte (GB) console can be purchased separately.

Insert a hard drive in the Xbox 360 E console

  1. Turn off the console.
  2. Position the console horizontally.
  3. On the right side of the console, locate the hard drive cover release near the back of the console.
  4. Slide the release diagonally (down and toward the front of the console) while pulling the hard drive door open.
  1. Insert the hard drive into the slot, and press firmly until you hear it click.
  1. Replace the hard disk drive cover.
  2. Turn on the console.

Remove a hard drive from an Xbox 360 E console

  1. Turn off the console.
  2. Position the console horizontally.
  3. On the right side of the console, locate the hard drive cover release. It is close to the back of the console.
  4. Slide the release diagonally (down and toward the front of the console) while pulling the hard drive door open.
  1. Pull the tab to remove the hard drive.
  1. Replace the hard drive cover before turning the console back on.

Make sure your console recognizes the hard drive

After attaching the hard drive, make sure your console recognizes it. Here’s how:

  1. Press the Guide button on your controller, go to Settings, and select System Settings.
  2. Select Storage or Memory.
  3. Make sure Hard Drive appears in the list of Storage Devices. If it does not, try removing and reattaching the hard drive to the console.

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