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#1 ET-Perth


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Posted 24 March 2004 - 05:30 AM


Xbox uses the ATA33 IDE cable for the HD & DVD, I am wondering if we change it to ATA66/ATA100 cable, would it increase the speed?

I know it depends on whether the xbox m/board supports ATA66 or above, but not sure where to find that out.

I added a 160GB HD to my xbox which is an ATA100 drive, thought i would try to get the most out of it.
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#2 Chon_Lee


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Posted 24 March 2004 - 05:38 AM

From what I have understood ATA/66-100 will not increase speed and a 7200RPM drive will only add Heat.

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Posted 24 March 2004 - 11:06 AM

This has been debated for some time now. There's a post somewhere on here that i remember reading that shows some test results and it seems to be faster with the ATA/66-100.

Back when the ATA 66 just came out, i remember there were some test out there for older hard drives(ATA33) on a PC when using the newer cables, there was improvement. So i'm guessing it would be the same for the xbox.

I changed mine out and i think there's a little improvement, but then again....it might just be in my head.

It's a cheap upgrade, so why not. Even if it increase by .04 secs. laugh.gif Still something.


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Posted 25 March 2004 - 12:25 AM

Yah, I think i might change it, come to think of it..... cos i have so many of the ATA100 cables lying around in my house and they dun cost me anything.. smile.gif

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