Splicing a Xbox 360 into a computer

By heffeeldeath
Jul 5, 2010
  1. my 360 got the infamous red ring of death and now i want to know if i can take out the xbox drive(or something) and put it into my computer to play all my xbox games again. i would like to just have one unit(computer and xbox 360) and play everything on it. is this a possibility or do i just need to suck it up and buy another 360?
  2. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    if that were possible, everyone would be doing it. the xbox 360 drive isn't a traditional SATA drive, it's manufacturers implemented a special power interface and each drive has a alphanumeric "key" that needs to match the console's other internal parts (i.e. the mainboard) in order to work. even if you could get the drive to read disks when installed in a regular PC, which I don't think is possible anyways, you still wouldn't be able to play games or do much of anything. the xbox 360 isn't a PC, and vice versa, so it just won't work.

    as a side note, 360's are fairly cheap if you're not looking to buy a brand new console. i bought an elite off ebay last week for $75.
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