Xecuter3 Hdd Question
Posted 19 November 2004 - 04:45 AM
If anyone has any information or tips for me i would greatly appriciate it. I'm looking at 200-250 hdd's. I'm not totally sure about installing it thought since the x3 chip is fairly new and there are not many tutorials specificly for it.
Thax alot pro's i've read alot of posts and i'm amazed how much you's know.
Posted 19 November 2004 - 03:21 PM
Posted 19 November 2004 - 03:45 PM
Posted 19 November 2004 - 05:29 PM
good luck, if you need more specific info, check other places. there have been a lot of hdd questions in the newb forum lately, check the last couple pages.
Posted 19 November 2004 - 07:17 PM
If you want to be able to boot with the mod off, for playing on XBL or helping to test new softmod packages, the HD must be lockable.
If it's over 137GB, you need a BIOS that supports LBA48. All the X3 BIOSes are good, as well any other recent BIOS from other groups.
Cache size and RPM determine the performance of the drive. Larger cache and more RPM are always better.
Some 7200RPM drives may get too hot and require that the fan be turned up or a second one installed. I have not seen this problem with my Seagate, but others have had overheating issues in the past. Removing the metal shielding on the case supposedly helps, but it also leaves the box with less shielding from electromagnetic interference, and also makes it technically illegal according to the FCC. If you worry about that kind of thing, leave the shieding on and just get a cooler-running drive.
Posted 19 November 2004 - 09:14 PM
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