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#1 Revthesth

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Posted 05 August 2004 - 02:06 AM

ok, ive searched and couldnt find anything on this, though im sure its been discussed. anyway, im wondering if its possible to copy the contents of a hard drive to another drive directly? the reason im asking is because im going from an 80gb to a 120gb drive and wanna keep my games and saves, etc.



#2 stacker69

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Posted 05 August 2004 - 02:10 AM

I'm not sure how you do it directly. You can make a backup of your hd (C and E partitions).

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Posted 05 August 2004 - 02:12 AM

I'm wondering if you could unlock them - put them in a PC - and use mirroring software...then put the one back in the xbox and lock it again

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Posted 05 August 2004 - 02:15 AM

Be just as easier as making an auto-installer, but some people might disagree.

Edited by stacker69, 05 August 2004 - 02:15 AM.


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Posted 05 August 2004 - 02:46 AM

actually, im not concered with locking it, i mainly watch movies etc...but it would be nice if i didnt have to do everything over again.


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Posted 05 August 2004 - 02:50 AM

QUOTE (telexen @ Aug 5 2004, 03:15 AM)
I'm wondering if you could unlock them - put them in a PC - and use mirroring software...then put the one back in the xbox and lock it again

No, because you would have to do a raw copy (PC can't recognise and resize a FATX partition) and the F: partition would not be any larger, leaving the extra 40gb unused.

If you have a PC with large enough capacity, just FTP the contents over, swap the HD and copy it all back again to the new drive. Otherwise, you can do a direct xbox-2-xbox copy if you have access to 2 modded consoles.
The Xenium modchip is able to clone/resize a HD on the same xbox.

Edited by Strud1512, 05 August 2004 - 02:50 AM.


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Posted 05 August 2004 - 02:53 AM

i do have two modded boxes in front of me, how would i go about doing that?


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Posted 05 August 2004 - 03:53 AM

QUOTE (Revthesth @ Aug 5 2004, 03:09 AM)
ok, ive searched and couldnt find anything on this, though im sure its been discussed. anyway, im wondering if its possible to copy the contents of a hard drive to another drive directly? the reason im asking is because im going from an 80gb to a 120gb drive and wanna keep my games and saves, etc.

The easiest thing to do would be to make an Evox disc with an ini with the format options, then ftp to your XBOX, copy the C, E, F and G (if you have one) to your PC, then put your new 120GB drive in the XBOX, format it with the evox disc you made, then ftp your C, E, F and G drive contents back to your XBOX.

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Posted 05 August 2004 - 06:50 AM

QUOTE (Revthesth @ Aug 5 2004, 03:56 AM)
i do have two modded boxes in front of me, how would i go about doing that?

Run an FTP server on one (eg EvoX dash) and an FTP client on the other (eg XB-FTP). It would be best to run these from bootable CDs.
Make sure the new HD is partitioned and formatted as required, then just FTP the contents from the old HD to the new one over the network cable.

Edited by Strud1512, 05 August 2004 - 06:51 AM.


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Posted 05 August 2004 - 07:48 AM

just a side note that you can use GHOST with the exact image options to copy a drive of the same size or ghost it.

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Posted 05 August 2004 - 11:07 AM

QUOTE (Strud1512 @ Aug 4 2004, 08:53 PM)
No, because you would have to do a raw copy (PC can't recognise and resize a FATX partition) and the F: partition would not be any larger, leaving the extra 40gb unused.

If you have a PC with large enough capacity, just FTP the contents over, swap the HD and copy it all back again to the new drive. Otherwise, you can do a direct xbox-2-xbox copy if you have access to 2 modded consoles.
The Xenium modchip is able to clone/resize a HD on the same xbox.

That's not entirely True actually, my PC with the help of a Live XBOX Linux Build can read a FatX HDD, I once used Dyne:bolic 1.1 on My PC, it booted fine, and even was able 2 visit sites on the net, play music, you name it, it was all functional, but it couldn't format the drive for him, but he could do that in his XBOX, pop both HDDs into his PC(old and New), boot with a Live Linux, then just copy the Files that way, it would work 2 if his PC can be booted with a Live Linux Build that also Runs on XBOX, also I think File Transfer may be Faster this way then FTP, but I could be wrong

Edited by Casper1786, 05 August 2004 - 11:08 AM.





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