Jump to content

Welcome to our site

Take a moment to join us. You can sign in with Facebook with a couple of clicks. No need for a lengthy registration. We also have Tapatalk support so you can use this forum on your phone the same way you use facebook. It will keep you notified.


How Do I Create a Backup of a Softmodded Nulled Hard Drive?

Recommended Posts

Hi guys


    I have a softmodded xbox and would like to create a backup hard drive in case the softmodded drive in the console takes a dump! I know that the xbox hard drive is nulled! I also ftp'd the E:\ folder wich contains the eeprom.bin file to my pc for backup. Can I just ftp all the folders in the xbox hard drive to my pc to create a backup of entire drive? (I use filzilla to ftp files)

Edited by lavaphoenix
question was answered via email

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, you can FTP all the files from C and E also F and G if you have those setup too.  Not much point as you can build a new HDD without a backup. 

Only thing the backup gets you is your game saves and ripped music.  NULLing allows you to lock a new drive for this Xbox or any other HDDKey NULL'd Xbox (easy drive swapping).

Even without a NULL'ed HDDKey a backup of the EEPROM, eeprom.bin, would work too. Only thing is the HDD could not be installed in any other Xbox without first unlocking and locking to that Xbox using its eeprom.bin backup.

Edited by KaosEngineer

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you Kaos, I appreciate it. I thought I had to install a new hard drive in xbox, then I was told to run a program called xbpartitioner 1.3 to format the new drive. Then, I can ftp all the folders from my xbox source drive hooked up to my pc to the new drive in the xbox. I am not familiar with xbpartitioner 1.3 and I don't know what options to select. It's a new 2tb hard drive I want to format. But I need instructions on what options to select. Can you please give me a tutorial to follow? Also what brand hard drive 2tb should I buy? I heard not all drives can be locked, or unlocked.?!

Thank you again Kaos


Edited by lavaphoenix

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

2TB - Western Digital, Seagate, Hitachi, Samsung in order of my preference.  All these SATA HDD's should be lockable.  

Rocky5's updated Please login or register to see this link.  should work to clone your current HDD to a new 2TB SATA HDD with a compatible IDE-to-SATA adapter.

Watch Rocky5's Please login or register to see this link. to learn how to clone your current HDD to a new larger HDD.  The loader has been updated since this video was made.  It now prompts you when to swap the DVD's IDE connector to the SLAVE (destination) HDD.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Board Life Status

Board startup date: April 23, 2017 12:45:48
  • Similar Content

    • By jhark
      Works with modding other systems too...

    • By jayman99
      I used chimp program, to unlock a hard drive , but when I try to lock it back up . The hard drive doesn't lock and i get error message.  Is there a better way and how . 
    • By XPeter
      I have a few big games (> 4GB) ripped from Game DVDs on PC by PowerISO.  But I don't know how to split or slice them into smaller ISOs.  
      Does anyone happen to know any method and tools that is able to do that, so that I can FTP them to Xbox and play the smaller ISO directly from Xbox?
      ** (my xbox DVD ROM is too old to read most CD/DVDs nowadays, not even the newly burned HeXEn DVD)

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.