The New Xbox 360 Slim E (Go) – Hard Drive Capacity And More…

The New Xbox 360 Slim E (Go) – Hard Drive Capacity And More…

Microsoft have released the new Xbox 360 Slim E (aka: XBOX 360 Slim GO) . This time, everything is touch button, the overall console is slightly smaller and it no longer sounds like your PC on a hot summers day.

However, many gamers are very confused as to how they can upgrade hard drive sizes on their new XBOX 360 E/GO consoles: (all answers to these questions are further down)

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Can you upgrade the hard drive on new 360 Slim E/GO? Read on to find out…

D4Gameplay contacted Microsoft to clear-up this confusion. Here is the updated FAQ on the new XBOX 360 Slim E/Go Console:

Q: Can I replace the 4GB hard drive that comes with the new 360 Slim E/Go for larger one? (hard drive upgrade)

A: YES! Many people are being told they can only use the 4GB hard drive. This is NOT true. You can upgrade to the 250GB slim hard drive or 320GB slim hard drive.

D4G Tip: Always buy official XBOX 360 hard drives to guarantee compatibility and long lifespan


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D4G Tip: Many gamers online are confusing ‘external’ storage and ‘internal’ storage. ‘Internal’ storage are memory devices inserted inside the system (like the official XBOX 360 Hard Drives). ‘External’ storage are memory devices connected outside of the device (i.e. the official XBOX 360 USB Stick).

Q: Can I use my old 360 hard drive with the new 360 Slim E/Go?
A: You can use your old 360 hard drive as long as it is of newer ‘slim’ design.

D4G Tip: If your spare 360 hard drive needed to be inserted into your 360 console, (not attached onto its side) then it will be compatible with the new XBOX 360 E/Go.

Q: Can I use my 360 flash drive USB stick with the new 360 Slim E/Go?
A: Yes. All official XBOX 360 USB sticks (USB flash drives) can be used with the new XBOX 360 Slim E/Go.

D4G Tip: If you wish to use a non official USB stick, make sure it doesn’t exceed the highest capacity official XBOX 360 USB stick (to maximize the chance of compatibility).

Q: Instead of having to upgrade the 4GB hard drive, can I simply purchase a new XBOX 360 Slim E/Go with a bigger hard drive?
A: Yes, many retailers are now stocking 250GB stand-alone consoles as well as console game bundles.

Need more answers on the Microsoft’s new slim 360 console? Post a comment below.

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24 Responsesto “The New Xbox 360 Slim E (Go) – Hard Drive Capacity And More…”

  1. avatar Dylan says:

    awesome!!! will buy one now

  2. avatar D4GAndy says:

    Hi Dylan,

    Yes it can. As long as the HD fits inside the actual console (and not on the side – like the really old HD’s) it will be fully compatible with the newer systems.

    Hope that helps

  3. avatar Dylan says:

    Im looking to buy a 250GB xbox 360 HDD for my 4GB e-series console. can the slim HDD fit in the e-series console?

  4. I got an Xbox 360 Elite with 4GB of internal storage, and I think the internal storage is going bad. All my gamer profiles disappeared first, then all the updates and downloads I tried failed, and profiles and gaming files are continually getting corrupted. Any suggestions?

  5. avatar Anonymous says:

    If I use my old hard drive, and install it in a new console, will I still be able to access all my save files?

  6. avatar Jt says:

    You can buy a component adapter for your xbox that allows you to plug in optical for the xbox.

  7. avatar D4GAndy says:

    Hi Peter,

    There are an awful lot of them, so I would strongly recommend doing a search on a few major electrical online retailers and scanning through customer reviews.


  8. avatar peter clark says:

    Many thanks Andy. Finally any recommendations for audio cable? Thanks again in anticipation

  9. avatar D4GAndy says:

    Hi Peter,

    For best picture and audio setup for the 360 E/GO, Microsoft recommend using an HDMI for picture and a separate stereo audio cable that will go from your sound system to your TV (so instead of taking the sound signal from the 360, it will simply take it from the TV).

    Hope that helps?

  10. avatar peter clark says:

    Hi again Andy. Would an HDM leadI solve problem.Thanks again

  11. avatar D4GAndy says:

    Hi Laura,

    This does sound odd. Just before you create your profile it should give you the option to select your storage device (remember, your HD will display as less than 250GB due to factory software that’s pre-installed on the 360). The 360 should not only do this first, but it usually confirms the storage space during or after you’ve created a profile (or any other file save).

    If you’ve already created your profile, you should be able to go to your storage settings, select your profile (and anything else) and move it to your HD.

  12. avatar peter clark says:

    Andy. Thanks for quick reply. The new 360e ( GO)

  13. avatar D4GAndy says:

    Hi Peter,

    What 360 model do you have?

  14. avatar D4GAndy says:

    Hi Mad,

    The side of your Xbox 360 E will have a pop-out opening (with a thumb-leaver to pop it open). Once that’s off, you’ll see a tag that’s connected to the existing HD. Tug it lightly to disconnect the existing hard drive and slide it out. Simply slide your new one into here :)

  15. avatar peter clark says:

    I have a 360e. It does not have an optical out. I do however have Samsung HD ready tv with a surround sound system. Can I get around my 360`s lack of an optical port? Thanks in anticipation of your help.

  16. avatar peter clark says:

    I understand my 360 does not have an
    Optical port. My TV is HDMI ready and came with a surround sound system. Can I still take advantage of my 360`s lack of an optical port?

  17. avatar Laura says:

    I’ve bought a 360 250gb/go but it won’t let me create profiles without external storage, which I don’t have?? How is that necessary with 250gb console??? Help

  18. avatar mad says:

    Were do u put the 360 slim hard drives into Xbox e

  19. avatar D4GAndy says:

    Hi magic slayer,

    Yup. Just make sure it’s the slim version (that actually slips inside the console).



  20. avatar D4GAndy says:

    Hi Diyelova,

    Yes, you can use the 320GB HD as long as it’s the slim version.

    We strongly recommend getting the official 320GB HD, though.



  21. avatar magic slayer says:

    can I use a 320gb hard drive in the 4gb xbox 360 e?

  22. avatar Diyelova says:

    can i use my 320gb hard drive of the xbox 360 slim to the xbox 360E

  23. avatar D4GAndy says:


    Yes you can :o)

    The Xbox 360 Slim 250GB hard drive will work perfectly with the 360 Slim 4GB E.

  24. avatar Anonymous says:

    Can i use my xbox 360 slim hard drive 250GB and put it in to a 4GB xbox E?

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