Simple Steps to Backup Xbox 360/One HDD for Free

Posted by @Cody

May 9, 2016

Learn the simple steps to backup Xbox 360 or Xbox One hard drive (HDD) in case the software goes wrong or you want to upgrade Xbox hard drive.

Why should you Backup Xbox 360 or One HDD?

Xbox 360 is a great products, many users love it and save many games and stuff on it, but there is no guarantee that the software will never go wrong or the hard drive of Xbox 360 will never fail. When your Xbox 360 is running in issues, you are at the risk of losing data. Even if you can get it fixed by sending for repairs, it will take a lot of time. Considering the system life of your PS3, you may need to back up your PS3 hard drive. With a backup of your Xbox hard drive, you can use it upgrade your hard drive without losing any games or files when the original PS3 HDD fails to work. What should you prepare?

Xbox 360 does not provides a backup program within the system, so you need to open up the protective shell and take out of your Xbox 360 hard drive. Bear in mind that unplugging the Xbox HDD may void any warranty of your Xbox 360, so it is recommended to do this when the warranty expires. In order to take remove the Xbox hard drive, you need two special screwdrivers to open the Xbox. If have a desktop, you need an S-ATA cable and an S-ATA power cable to connect the drive in your computer. If your computer does not have spared S-ATA port, you can get an SATA to USB adapter to connect the Xbox HDD as an external drive. Since Windows Backup will not work with FAT32 formatted partition, you also need a free professional backup software to get a better performance regarding backup and restore. For concise interface and reliability, AOMEI Backupper Standard the free edition is recommended for you to backup Xbox 360 hard drive.

How to backup Xbox 360/One?

AOMEI Backupper provides system backup, disk backup, file backup, and partition backup, so all your games and files can be included in the backup. Unlike Windows Backup, it supports many file systems including NTFS, FAT32, EXT3, and exFAT. What’s more, it allows you to backup to NAS network location or any folder on your computer drive.

To backup Xbox hard drive with AOMEI Backupper:

Take out of the hard drive from Xbox 360 and connect it to your Windows computer internally or externally.

Xbox Drive

2. Download and run AOMEI Backupper.

3. Choose “Disk Backup” or “Partition Backup” under the “Backup” tab.

Disk Backup

4. Click “Step 1” to choose the Xbox hard drive as the backup source and click “Step 2” to select a location path as the backup destination.

Step 1

5. Click “Start Backup” to run the backup.

Start Backup

In a short while, the backup will be complete. Then you are able to restore to a new hard drive when you need to upgrade Xbox hard drive. Additionally, you can also use AOMEI Backupper to clone hard drive rather than backup Xbox 360 HDD.