This guide is specifically written for every Xbox 360 owner who cares about the preservation of their Xbox 360 games. This guide will explain how you can back up your Xbox 360 games in order to preserve the original copies. Read below to find out how you can back up your games for the purpose of preservation.
The following method requires the purchase of a rather inexpensive piece of hardware. The hardware that you choose to use will vary on your computer system and level of computer skills. The drives I know to work are listed below:
For an IDE slot:
Also, for those of you with newer computers you may wish to utilize one of your SATA ports. Of course you can use a SATA burner. The models I know to work are:
For a SATA port:
The drives listed above are the only drives that I know to work, although it is more than likely that there are many other burners out there that would work equally so feel free to go and find one if the burners listed above do not work for you for whatever reason.
Once you have installed your burners you can then install a replacement firmware. The firmware you will be installing on your drive is a firmware by “Kreon” that is appropriate to your specific burner model.
To find the .nfo link for your particular burner model follow the link below:
The above link is copied directly from my browser when I searched for the “Kreon” firmware files using xbin.org’s integrated search engine. When you visit the link above you will notice that four results will show (at the time of me writing this guide there are only four results for this search). You will now need to select the Firmware that is most relevant to the burner drive that you installed into your PC.
Note: after you have visited the link on www.xbins.org and have read the appropriate .nfo file you will need to visit the link below to download your copy of xbin.org’s automatic downloader program:
Once you have downloaded and extracted the file you downloaded from visiting the link above, you need to extract the file onto your desktop for easy access.
Now open the folder you just extracted to your desktop and double-left-click on the black icon with the “7”, then use the dialogue that appears to extract the contents of the file into the directory of your choice (I recommend the desktop, for ease of discovery).
After you have extracted the file’s contents onto the folder on the desktop you need to access the folder and run the .bat file. Running this .bat file will open FileZilla, a free FTP client. Once the FTP client opens you will notice that there are two main windows. To download your files for your newly installed burner you will need to click and drag the relevant firmware from the right window (the contents of the xbin server) to the left window (the “downloads” folder on your hard drive.
Once the download is complete, you must navigate to the folder of which you dragged the file into and you will find your downloaded file. Run the file and your burner’s firmware will be replaced by the “Kreon” firmware and you will now be able to burn Xbox 360 games.
The program I personally recommend for the backing up of Xbox 360 games is titled “Xbox Backup Creator” and can be downloaded by visiting the link below:
Once you have visited the link above and downloaded the zipped file you need to extract and then run the installer for “Xbox Backup Creator”.
Now you must use the program to create and then burn a disc image just as you would with any other .ISO burning software. For and in-depth description on how to use the “Xbox Backup Creator” software visit the link to my guide titled “How to use "the “Xbox Backup Creator” software”. The link is below:
Have fun protecting the future of your Xbox gaming. Enjoy your newfound Xbox 360 backup knowledge.