200 Gb Hdd Crapped Out
Posted 22 April 2004 - 11:15 PM
Posted 23 April 2004 - 12:56 AM
Posted 23 April 2004 - 03:06 AM
All 200 GB hard drives are 7200 RPM, most have 8MB cache, and are
at least ATA 100.
I'd say any 200 GB hard drive, whether or not it came from a pc, is NOT
a piece of $hit.
Posted 23 April 2004 - 03:54 PM
Posted 23 April 2004 - 03:58 PM
Posted 23 April 2004 - 06:10 PM
B.T.W. WD offers am advanced replacement for my drive under a warranty for this product unitl 2006. And even if I dont send them the bad 200 gb hdd they will only bill my credit card for $149. Thats about $80 less than what I paid for it.
Posted 23 April 2004 - 07:16 PM
I would say that 200 gig hdd just might be a PO$ (Sorry I know that comment doesnt help )
I think as always, although limited, you do have some options.
Posted 23 April 2004 - 08:13 PM
|QUOTE (EZYESS57 @ Apr 23 2004, 02:10 PM)|
|B.T.W. WD offers am advanced replacement for my drive under a warranty for this product unitl 2006. And even if I dont send them the bad 200 gb hdd they will only bill my credit card for $149. Thats about $80 less than what I paid for it.|
Or slightly downgrade to a 160GB. Compusa has them for $60 after rebate, or Newegg has some for $93 shipped free no rebate to mess with.
Posted 01 May 2004 - 12:43 PM
So I finally figured that the new HD isn't getting enough power. I had a spare PC powersupply so I put the paperclip in that to get the PSU to stay on giving power to the WD200 HD (just connect a green and any black cable). It now works perfectly EVERY TIME, been running it this way for a couple weeks without issues. Still is a pain running with the top off, but at least I know that the drive works. I bet your drive is fine, it just needs more power.
I think that this issue is a combination of underpowered 1.0-1.1 PSU's and the higher power requirements of the WD200 7200rpm 8MB drives. But I don't have a 1.2 or later XBOX to test that with. Good luck man.
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