How do I back up my Xbox 360 hard drive? If you are still using the old game console and want to back up the entire hard disk to keep games safe, you come to the right place. Here, MiniTool software – ShadowMaker can help you to create an Xbox 360 hard drive backup.

Xbox 360 is a famous home video game console from Microsoft and it was released in 2005. In 2016, Microsoft ended the production of new Xbox 360 hardware but it still provides hardware and software support. Although Xbox 360 is an earlier game console, some users still use it to play games.

However, it always has a lifespan and the Xbox 360 hard drive may be damaged due to some reasons. This means your games may get lost or the hard drive stops working accidentally. Although you can send it to a shop for a fix, this could cost much time and even the professional fails to fix it eventually.

To safeguard the disk data, you may choose to back up Xbox hard drive. With a backup, you can restore lost data. Well then, how to back up Xbox 360 hard drive? Continue reading.

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How to Back up Xbox Hard Drive

The guide here applies to Xbox 360, Xbox One, and other Xbox game console hard drive backup.

Preparations Before Xbox 360 Hard Drive Backup

To back up Xbox 360 disk, you need to use a reliable backup tool. This is because there isn’t an inbuilt backup program in Xbox 360. Here, we recommend using MiniTool ShadowMaker as the professional backup software for Xbox 360 disk backup.

Besides, you need to open Xbox's outer shell and use special screwdrivers to remove the Xbox 360 hard drive. Then, connect it to your computer via a SATA cable or a SATA to USB adapter.

After finishing all the preparatory work, start to back up Xbox 360 hard drive.

How to Back up Xbox 360 Hard Drive with MiniTool ShadowMaker

MiniTool ShadowMaker is designed to help you back up your important files, folders, disks, selected partitions, and Windows operating systems. It can work well in Windows 11/10/8/7. File & folder sync is also supported. To back up a hard drive, you can use the Clone Disk feature to clone the target disk to another one for backup.

If you want to try this free backup software , just click the download button below to get the installer of MiniTool ShadowMaker Trial Edition. Note that this edition allows you to free use only 30 days.

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Step 1: Open MiniTool ShadowMaker on your PC and click Keep Trial to go on.

Step 2: Click Backup from the left pane and then you can see this backup software has chosen system partitions by default. To back up Xbox 360 hard drive, click SOURCE > Disk and Partitions , and choose the hard drive of the Xbox game console.

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Step 3: Go back to Backup , click DESTINATION , and choose a storage path that can be an external hard drive or a drive of the internal hard drive of your PC. Make sure the target drive has enough space to save the disk image file.

Step 4: Click Back Up Now to start the backup task at once.

If you want to clone the Xbox 360 hard drive to another disk for disk backup, go to Tools > Clone Disk , choose the source disk and target disk, and then start the cloning process. See this related post - How to Clone a Hard Drive to SSD in Windows 11/10/8/7 to know some details on the steps.

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In addition to backing up the entire Xbox 360 hard drive, some of you may only want to back up some games to cloud. To back up Xbox 360 games to the cloud, sign into your gamer profile, go to Settings > System > Storage , choose the storage device containing the saved games that you want to move to the cloud, choose the Xbox games, and copy the games to the cloud.

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The End

How to back up Xbox 360 hard drive? MiniTool ShadowMaker is a good assistant and just get it, then follow the given steps for Xbox 360 hard drive backup. If you have any questions about our software, leave a comment below.

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