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#1 [Dash]

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Posted 19 March 2005 - 11:25 PM

I have a 40 gb and a 60 gb and I was wondering if I could put both of these in my modded xbox and have a 3 way ide cable, and if my xbox would recognize them both at once and use 100 gb of storage?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

#2 Chon_Lee

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Posted 19 March 2005 - 11:28 PM

not if you have the cd-rom installed. if you do not then it may be possible to use 2 drives. I have not tried this myself though.

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Posted 19 March 2005 - 11:51 PM

QUOTE(Chon_Lee @ Mar 19 2005, 10:34 PM)
not if you have the cd-rom installed.  if you do not then it may be possible to use 2 drives.  I have not tried this myself though.

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Why does it matter if the cdroms installed?

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Posted 19 March 2005 - 11:57 PM

QUOTE([Dash] @ Mar 19 2005, 09:57 PM)
Why does it matter if the cdroms installed?

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I think its because one end of the IDE must go into the mobo, one into the cdrom, and one into hdd1, meaning no more plugs of the IDE cable.

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Posted 19 March 2005 - 11:59 PM

QUOTE(Chon_Lee @ Mar 19 2005, 04:34 PM)
not if you have the cd-rom installed.  if you do not then it may be possible to use 2 drives.  I have not tried this myself though.

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Linux is the only option that will support more than 1 hd at a time. You can install a switch for the power, allowing you to boot to use one drive or the other.

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Posted 20 March 2005 - 12:03 AM

The reason it would matter is the IDE controller on the xbox does not support more than 2 devices per IDE port... if you put a cable in a computer with 4 connectors and hooked 3 devices up and hooked it to the mobo it would not work either.

thanks caster I was not quite sure on that. And the switch is a proven method for having more than 1 hd in the box.

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Posted 20 March 2005 - 01:00 AM

wait a minute....so if I relpace my dvd drive with a second hard drive (still just 2 devices) could the xbox recognize both at the same time?

sorry, I'm kind of a newb in this particular area.

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Posted 20 March 2005 - 01:02 AM

QUOTE(caster420 @ Mar 19 2005, 06:05 PM)
Linux is the only option that will support more than 1 hd at a time.  You can install a switch for the power, allowing you to boot to use one drive or the other.

Caster.

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According to Caster linux is the only thing that supports 2 drives.

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Posted 20 March 2005 - 02:38 AM

The xbox can't access more than one drive at a time (except when running Linux).
You can however have more than 1 HD installed and choose which one to load from when turned on.
I use the Xtender2 mod ( http://www.teamxtend...ions&file=index ) which works well since the release of the new Hydra cable. It supports up to 3 hard drives plus the DVD.




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