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#1 pmh

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Posted 01 December 2005 - 06:05 AM

rip the image of HD SATA ORIG (Use a Sector Copy, just use a program that doesn't care if it understands the file system or not)


use the equivilant of "dd" to big (external) SATA Drive


test...
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if (works=true){
    
        //Try to have it reformat from xbox to reclaim more space;
        // the reclaim space worked
if (works2=true){
    
    celebrate;
    }
    
if (works2=false){
    //the reclaim space failed, but you have a  HD working at 20gbs    
        celebrate at least you got a generic HD working;
    }
else{
    puch MS in the kidney;
}


Theory behind this is as follows. If you format a disk from the XBOX 360, I think it perseves a partion of it that is needed. This is why we would write a straight image to the SATA (External) drive, even thought it would only see the 20gb, in theory, a partion in this image would hold the potentially required files to allow it to work.

That way, when you reformat it, it should "see" the unallocated space, and use it.


There is only one thing that could make this not work, is if the drives had special firmware. Good luck

-g0atbutt out



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Posted 01 December 2005 - 08:34 AM

They do have special firmware. wink.gif

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Posted 01 December 2005 - 09:05 AM

Isn't it just that they have to have certain headers and footers for it to be recognized? That's what the guys at Free60 have come up with atleast.




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