Got an Xbox 360 Core or Xbox 360 Arcade? Well, you may want to upgrade by buying an Xbox 360 hard drive. Otherwise, you will miss out on some essential features. Fortunately, Microsoft is offering a refurbished Xbox 360 hard drive for an extremely affordable price. To get a hard drive using the Microsoft’s Memory Upgrade Program for the Xbox 360, take the following steps.
Benefits of Xbox 360 Hard Drive
By upgrading your Xbox 360 Core or Xbox 360 Arcade with a hard drive, you open up many new features. You can download and play Xbox Live Arcade and original Xbox Original games. In addition, you also have the ability to rip music and play the tracks while gaming. Needless to say, you need a hard drive to have full access to all the features of the Xbox 360.
Step One: Identifying Your Xbox 360
Only owners of the Xbox 360 Core or Xbox 360 Arcade can qualify for the Memory Upgrade Program. Both units do not come with a hard drive. However, if you bought a system used without a hard drive, it doesn’t necessary mean that it is either an Xbox 360 Core or Xbox 360 Arcade. So make sure you checked in with the previous owner if you bought a used Xbox 360.
Depending on your unit, you will also get different offers. Xbox 360 Core owners have two choices: either a free 512 MB memory card or a refurbished hard drive for $19.99. Xbox 360 Arcade owners can get a refurbished hard drive in addition to 3 months of Xbox Live Gold for $29.99.
Step Two: Finding the Console ID and Serial Number of Your Xbox 360
Microsoft will need to identify your Xbox 360 to see if you are eligible for the Memory Upgrade Program. Thus, you need to find your Console ID and Serial Number.
To find these codes, turn on your Xbox 360. Scroll to the System (it may be also called System Settings) section. Enter the Console Settings and then System Info. The Console ID and Serial Number of your Xbox 360 is located there.
Step Three: Entering Information
Once you got all the information, go to the following website:
You should see a box in the top right corner of the webpage. Enter your Console ID and Serial Number of your Xbox 360 in that area and click the Next button. After authentication, pick between the available offers and then enter your billing info and shipping address to complete the offer from Memory Upgrade Program.
Congratulations on upgrading your Xbox 360 Core or Xbox 360 Arcade with a hard drive using Microsoft’s Memory Upgrade Program!