Like mentioned in the post, I tried a downloaded rip and still had the same error. Tried a different downloaded rip as well, still crashes. Tested with no profiles installed. Still crashes. Maybe there is something stored that is causing the crash, because I swear I had played off the internal storage at one point and then I don't remember if I uninstalled at one point or what happened. Maybe I just need to reformat the drive.
As far as using a SSD goes. I'm aware that the 360 can't take full advantage of the speed, but for me it's more about the weight, noise, heat, and longevity of the SSD. Plus this is an Inland 1TB SSD I got from Microcenter for like $60 so it was cheap enough to justify.