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My brand new 360 Elite won't detect the 120GB hard drive. It does detect my old 20GB drive from my old 360 Arcade, along with all the data on it. It also detects the same 120GB as a 'MU' (memory unit) coming out of the rear USB port, but only as a 16GB MU.

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  • liasmulevici Apr 22, 2010

    You're response seemed to point to the data transfer procedure. This isn't the issue at the moment. Let me repeat my problem: brand new 360 Elite 120GB, assembled Dec.24,2009. Right out of the box, the unit DOES NOT DETECT THE 120GB HARD DRIVE. Period. Any suggestions?

  • liasmulevici Apr 22, 2010

    Just to be clear. My brand new 360 Elite 120GB will not detect its Hard Drive. Period. This isn't a data transfer problem. I know how to move my old data from my old 20GB to a new drive. This is about my brand new 120GB Elite not recognizing its own HD. Ideas? I'd appreciate any help. Thanks.



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Connect the DMK after you power up...And make sure the USB cord is attached to the USB ports in the BACK of the unit, not the front.
The steps for the same can be found at:

Please let me know if you need any other information.

Posted on Apr 22, 2010

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    Dushyant Bist Apr 22, 2010

    You need to format the drive to read FAT32. Search up partition programs on for example and format your drive. After that it will read it just fine

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    Dushyant Bist Apr 23, 2010


    There is a solution from microsoft that I am sending across, which should resolve the problem.

    If it does not you will have to get it replaced by calling customer care which should be easy as yours is a new one.



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