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Upgrading to Xbox Slim?

Spikester84

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Hi guys,

I have a question i'm hoping someone can help me with.

So I have an old Xbox Elite console, and was thinking of upgrading to the new Xbox Slim, but what is the best way for me to transfer my stuff from my Elite to a new Slim? I probably have about 20gb of stuff to transfer across, also how would I transfer my Sky Player over to the new console?

Thanks

Steve
 

Spikester84

Novice Member
You can pick up a hdd transfer cable kit for about £5 which might be the easiest way.
Where can you get them for £5??

Most places online seem to sell them for £25 and I certainly aint paying that for a 'one use' cable!

Steve
 

Spikester84

Novice Member
Can you use a data migration cable more that once???

And also, does it transfer over your licences for things like Sky Player?

Steve
 

DJSigma

Banned
Can you use a data migration cable more that once???
Yes. Obviously, the cable itself has unlimited uses. As for transferring your data, you can go from one drive to another that's the same size or larger as many times as you want to.

MS used to have a guide on their site that called the process a "one time transfer". Some people misinterpreted that as meaning that the cable could be used once, then you have to throw it away. Others thought it meant you could only ever transfer your data once and that's it. Neither of those things are true. "One time transfer" only meant that if you transfer data from drive A to drive B, you can't then go back from drive B to drive A.

License transfers are limited to 1 per year though.
 

Doug the D

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Yes. Obviously, the cable itself has unlimited uses. As for transferring your data, you can go from one drive to another that's the same size or larger as many times as you want to.

MS used to have a guide on their site that called the process a "one time transfer". Some people misinterpreted that as meaning that the cable could be used once, then you have to throw it away. Others thought it meant you could only ever transfer your data once and that's it. Neither of those things are true. "One time transfer" only meant that if you transfer data from drive A to drive B, you can't then go back from drive B to drive A.

License transfers are limited to 1 per year though.
This is wrong, you could (if you wanted to) go from A to B, then B to A, and repeat as many times as you like. What you cant do is go from A to B, then A to C, and so on. 'one time use' means that it doesn't COPY the data from A to B, it MOVES it completely. This is why you couldn't go from A to B, then A to C, as once the data cable is used on A and B, the data is now on xbox B, and xbox A is erased...make sense? Ta Da!!:lesson:
 

DJSigma

Banned
This is wrong, you could (if you wanted to) go from A to B, then B to A, and repeat as many times as you like.
That is wrong, unless B and A are the same size. Most people buy a transfer cable to go from A to B because B is larger than A, and in that case, you cannot transfer the data back from B to A. The target drive has to be the same size or larger than the source drive. If you go from a 120GB drive to a 250GB drive, for example, you cannot then go from the 250GB back to the 120GB, even if the data would easily fit on there.
 

16to9

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Did this just this morning. No need for a cable. Just plug in a USB stick or a HDD and transfer everything that it will let you over to this drive.

Then copy it back to the new machine, I've just done that now.

You'll have to re-install all the game discs but that's no big deal. You might also have to download some content too, but again, no big issue.

Just bear in mind that the USB stick or drive will be wiped in the process (or so it says).
 

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