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HDD Disassemble Requirements & Remove Outer Screws

Figure 39 : T6, T8 and small flat-head screwdrivers

For the Xbox 360 HDD Adapter, I used a T6 screwdriver and a T8 screwdriver. Other guides will claim different sizes, so make sure to test similar sized Torx screwdrivers from your set. Figure 39 shows the location of 4 screwdrivers you must remove, one which will be covered by a microsoft sticker you will need to scrape off with the flat-heat screwdriver.

Remove 4 inner screws & casing

Figure 40: Remove the Outer case of Adapter. Inside are four more screws that you will need a T8 or similar for

Figure 41 : Inner metallic shell removed

Figure 40 shows the HDD bay with the top cover removed from it and highlights four new screws you will need to remove with a T8 or similar sized Torx screwdriver. Once you have removed the screws, simply take off the metallic shielding that covers the 2.5" SATA HDD, which is connected inside to an SATA adapter.

NOTE: Just as a note for re-assembly - the SATA adapter that is connected to the HDD itself as shown in Figure 41, can rest on top of the other black plastic inside the case, as it can be hard to re-assemble without knowing this.

Keep your eye on the spring

Figure 42 : Do not lose this spring

I could not in good conscience neglect to mention that if you lose the spring shown in the red in Figure 42, your HDD bay will not slot on to the top of your console correctly and will be removed without needing to press the release button down. Make sure to be disassembling in an area where it a spring would be easily found if it should fall off. Try to make sure that the button apparatus does now fall apart (hard to do) and if it does, simply check the full-sized Figure 42 (click to enlarge) to see how it should look while re-assembling.

Remove HDD from casing

Figure 43: Push up the metal casing that the HDD rests on and slide it out.

Figure 44 : Shows the HDD (right) fully removed from the adapter (left)

Figure 44 shows the HDD (SATA, 2.5") fully removed from the adapter. This can now be connected to your computer if you want to access the files with Xplorer360 or similar.

Written by: James Delahunty

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