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#661 johnslayer

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Posted 04 September 2004 - 05:49 PM

QUOTE (Ben999_ @ Sep 4 2004, 06:33 PM)
what are you talkin about? huh.gif

LOL, i was just thinking the same thing cool.gif beerchug.gif

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Posted 06 September 2004 - 08:35 AM

nm.... sad.gif

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Posted 06 September 2004 - 09:27 AM

Wow just read about the plexi bending machine. Easy access to the case!

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Posted 06 September 2004 - 09:34 AM

I still don't even know what this thread is about...

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Posted 06 September 2004 - 09:36 AM

This thread isn't dead.. and in time, may be renamed accordingly.

It still serves as a suggestion thread for the project as all of the team members still frequent this thread. (as well as their own private XS forum, and their on XS hosted site and forums.)

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Posted 17 September 2004 - 07:44 AM

No remorse now has he machines back up and running, and promises more progress this weekend wink.gif

We also have drafts of our PCB controll panel renderd, they shall be coming soon aswell!


http://xi-fi.xbox-scene.com

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 09:01 AM

Palmore what can you tell me of the render of the PCB?

Im assuming that that is the PCB that will let you switch between four hard drives?

Will that electonic piece be installed when you buy XI FI? IF not how easy is it to hook up?

Can that part be purchased seperately for install in a custom PC conversion Xbox?

If so when will it be ready? I could use something like that for my PC conversion Xbox.

Will that switching device use standby power so you can select the drive you wish with the system off?

If a button is pushed accidently for another drive with the drive in use (xbox on) will the drive in use be unaffected untill reboot?

i assume 3 out of the 4 drives will be off? This device will allow only the in use drive to be powered?

What other custom electonic surprises should we expect in the future?

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 01:58 PM

This board render will replace the existing front PCB on the xbox (with a few little surprises wink.gif wink.gif ). It should come stock on the xbox, and with enough interest it may be sold seperate.... it will not provide the drive switching, but will have a easyplug connector to connect to the expansion board which will.

Because of cost, the switching device will be a seperate board only for those who want it. Main idea is to use standby to switch drives while power is off. It will switch between 4HD and 2DVD's... but also any combination of them to fit your custom setup.

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If a button is pushed accidently for another drive with the drive in use (xbox on) will the drive in use be unaffected untill reboot?

i assume 3 out of the 4 drives will be off? This device will allow only the in use drive to be powered?


Yup, and Yup... we'd have it no other way.

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What other custom electonic surprises should we expect in the future?


Expect the expansion to also have interesting "remote" functions.... wink.gif .


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Posted 22 September 2004 - 04:55 PM

Thats very interesting.

I appreciate the answer so quickly.

Any chance of seeing renders of the switching device?

Im just so hard up for this project to get finished. I have 4 HDD's and a samsung 616t with a MB with 128 meg of ram on it, smartxx chip with lcd screen sitting here begging for XI FI to be finished.

I also have the same set up ready to get put into a custom built PC case. I have yet to start the project because of a few things. First off i want my finished product to look 100% professional. The things holding me back is a easy simple but professional hdd switching solution. A case that can hold a LCD screen (which my custom case does). Custom controller ports (still working on that).

SO XIFI is a solution i am waiting for. AS well as some of the solutions you are coming up with for XIFI, those items might be ripped out of a XIFI for my own custom system, unless those parts are sold seperately.

Keep us all informed, we are all very excited.

I bought a Xpod becuase it was avalable. IT's a nice case, but it's not XIFI, it's just plexi glass and screws so XIFI will be a better solution.

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Posted 08 October 2004 - 08:57 PM

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Posted 19 October 2004 - 06:47 AM

One step closer, the prototype is complete and pics are in our gallery at

http://Xi-Fi.Xbox-scene.com

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Posted 19 October 2004 - 06:59 AM

It's about time!

Looks good so far..

Im heading over to the site, there better be more surprises there.. smile.gif

What other specifics can you give us on this prototype palmore?

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Posted 19 October 2004 - 10:53 AM

* I wasnt fair with the critisisms in that I hadnt seen the video.

*really took this down because I went back and read it and it seemed a little too critical of something that is so awesome and dont want to perpetuate a negative tone. Also because team members already saw it. Rock on guys.

Edited by Heet, 20 October 2004 - 12:32 AM.


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Posted 19 October 2004 - 05:14 PM

Heet are you one of them guys that like an xbox to be like an xmass tree? To be honest, I think it looks awsome, I don't see anything wrong with it. I would buy one now if I had the money!

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Posted 19 October 2004 - 05:16 PM

OK i I saw the Video.

The system looks awsome, very pretty.

I do have a few questions..

Is there gonna be a spot for the LCD? Like on the prototype pic. That has always been a delemma about custom cases and using pc cases.

You shoul offer 2 fronts when you order. One cut regular and one cut with the spot for the lcd. I also feel that the crystalfontz lcd is what it should be cut for. The popular model everyone is using is the CFAH2004A Standard Series.

Unless it would be possible to give the model of the LCD your are using when you order and have differnt case front custom cut for each order, if a customer is using a LCD. I know i will be using a LCD.

ALso I didn't see the drive switching mechanism. I know palmore, you are using that cutom switcher built for you on your terabox project. I was curious if there was something else being built or do you plan on using the same design as the terraproject swticher. I also dont see how you determin what dvd drive you use. On the video I saw the Xbox Dvd drive open, but i did not see what determins what drive is in use? Are both drives activie at the same time. ( i figure you would use the second drives eject button to open it) but are the drives active at the same time? Is there a mechanism that determins what drive you want to use?

Also, how does 4 HDD's and 2 dvd roms all plug into one xbox motherboard?
Is there a custom piece that comes with it?
IS there a custom IDE cable?

Still many question and Ideas for this project.

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