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theOgrius
07-20-2010, 03:02 PM
I bought a new 250GB hard drive and now just have my old 20GB one just sitting there. What can I do with it? Can I even use it for like backup or anything of saved files? Could I sell it? Or would I need to worry about someone accessing my gamertag as a result? I used the included data transfer cable with the 250GB drive to transfer the data.

Thank you.

Sidereal
07-20-2010, 03:16 PM
You can trade them in at GameStop. Not sure how much they're giving for them now that the 360 S Trade-in promo is over, though.

Or you could put it up on eBay or Amazon.

Mikey1610
07-20-2010, 03:45 PM
Sell it on fleabay

TheMavEffect
07-20-2010, 03:48 PM
BURN IT! BURN EVERYTHING!
Na, I say keep it as a spare, or give it to mate or something.

SaintKnight
07-20-2010, 03:53 PM
If you have someone who needs a harddrive, then give one to them. That's how I got rid of my 20GB and what I'll be doing to my 60GB once I get a 360S

HAiiRyJellyBean
07-20-2010, 04:09 PM
In the UK I traded my 20Gb for 10.

OldBayFries
07-20-2010, 04:44 PM
Give me a fair price and I may buy it from you. I dont live too far from your location. I live near Urbana, MD. Send me a PM if you're willing to sell it.

Axt428
07-20-2010, 04:48 PM
i asked gamestop how much they would give me for it,was only 6 bucks wasnt worth it(had 20g) so i took it to my property in southern ohio and shot it up with a 12 gauge was more fun hehe

Starstrukk X360A
07-20-2010, 06:55 PM
I sold mine to a friend; I needed the cash, he needed a hard drive.

Why not make a quick buck out of it?

EmporerDragon
07-21-2010, 03:47 AM
Turn it into a hat.

Glowin Smurff
07-21-2010, 03:51 AM
gamestop was giving 12 for them about a month or so ago....otherwise keep it as a spare, give it to a buddy, practice case modding it, if u have a laptop or something that could use an extra 20GB or even a desktop, otherwise use the data cable to turn it into an extra 'memory stick' by using it w/ ur 360. orrr use it in a laptop or desktop w/ sata if u want to crack the case and format it.

optravisprime
07-23-2010, 09:35 PM
Turn it into a hat.

This is, by far, the best suggestion.

lizard9979
07-23-2010, 09:42 PM
Make a stock car.

Coxy x360a
07-23-2010, 10:00 PM
Why not try give it a sweet custom paint job? Then you could keep it for show, or sell it on. You never know, you may realise you have a hidden talent ;)

Corrupt.
07-23-2010, 10:50 PM
Throw it at a hooker :D

SilverTiger
08-08-2010, 11:29 AM
There excists a tranferkit for connecting the HDD to a computer.

Eminent
08-08-2010, 12:13 PM
Throw it at a hooker :D

Yeah throw it at his sister.

TakahashiDemon
08-08-2010, 12:16 PM
Its not like you're gonna get a lot for a 20GB, most you may actually be looking at is 5 since the trade in value for Arcades are like 20 now, they don't have the 20GB listed but I'll say they even worst value because they're really old.

Just keep it as a spare.

master_shake_350
08-08-2010, 12:19 PM
Or would I need to worry about someone accessing my gamertag as a result?

Thank you.

Sell it! Unless you have another 360? Don't worry about someone else using your account unless you leave it on there.

TeasingJewel
08-08-2010, 12:31 PM
Is it possible to leave a extra Hard drive connected by USB in the Xbox or would it break/overheat/do bad things?

Alternatively could you connect it to a PC and reformat it to use as an extra Hard Drive for that or would it break/overheat/do bad things?

TwO1FouR
08-08-2010, 12:33 PM
Sell it once you deleted everything from it. Pointless in having a 20 GB when you have a GINORMOUS 250 Gig!

radar616
08-08-2010, 02:19 PM
Open it, format it and use it in a PC?

intrinsc
08-08-2010, 08:17 PM
Eat it.;);)

GhOsT SLaYeR
08-08-2010, 09:22 PM
Give me a fair price and I may buy it from you. I dont live too far from your location. I live near Urbana, MD. Send me a PM if you're willing to sell it. I recommend selling to him, as the most u can get at gamestop is around $10 - $20 which is complete bs as they'll turn around and sell it at like $30-$50... where u can sell it for like $25-$30...