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What are the benefits of a 7200rpm hard drive for an xbox 360?

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March 20, 2013 12:47:54 PM

I saw a generic hard drive on amazon that says that it spins at 7200rpm, which is faster than the microsoft 5400rpm. I have 2 questions about it. Will you get banned for using that hard drive? Does a 7200rpm have an impact on the xbox 360 speeds?

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March 20, 2013 1:08:34 PM

I don't think you will notice a difference between the two RPM speeds, a few seconds at most, and you will not get banned for using it.
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a b G Storage
March 20, 2013 1:12:46 PM

You will not be banned. The only advantage will be faster reads/writes from the HDD, meaning faster startup times for games, for instance.

To install the HDD, though, you will need to prepare it to be formatted in the Xbox using a tool called Hddhackr. I recommend you to look for feedback from people who did it before to know which HDDs are known to work with Hddhackr.
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March 20, 2013 1:21:46 PM

Will there be a lot more heat generated by the 7200rpm Hard Drive?
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a b G Storage
March 20, 2013 1:28:41 PM

Frozenpenguin said:
Will there be a lot more heat generated by the 7200rpm Hard Drive?


Nothing significant enough to cause an issue.
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March 20, 2013 1:47:27 PM

edogawa said:
Frozenpenguin said:
Will there be a lot more heat generated by the 7200rpm Hard Drive?


Nothing significant enough to cause an issue.


So would it be better to go with a 7200rpm drive or a 5400rpm drive?
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March 20, 2013 2:59:10 PM

7200rpm.
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March 20, 2013 4:38:47 PM

edogawa said:
7200rpm.

And will the heat have any chance to melt my xbox?
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a b G Storage
March 20, 2013 9:14:54 PM

Frozenpenguin said:
edogawa said:
7200rpm.

And will the heat have any chance to melt my xbox?


No.
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a c 971 G Storage
March 21, 2013 2:59:52 PM

No, the gpu and processor are prett good at that by themselves and dont really ned the extra help. LoL.
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