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#1 Theta

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Posted 18 May 2006 - 06:21 AM

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Female to Male Extender, Right angle SATA cable...

Tight fit, NO drilling.

Works great!

Hope this gives you all more ideas!

Edited by Theta, 18 May 2006 - 06:23 AM.


#2 Scarpa_SD

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Posted 18 May 2006 - 06:27 AM

Great idea theta!!
Gonna go pick up a cable like that tommorow.
Keep up the good work man.

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Posted 18 May 2006 - 06:40 AM

Freakin Sweet! It pains me to see my 2PI naked... biggrin.gif

#4 geebee

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Posted 18 May 2006 - 07:47 AM

nioce idea...i just ordered a bracket to strip form dabs in the UK! 3 each plus P&P

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Posted 18 May 2006 - 08:55 AM

QUOTE(geebee @ May 18 2006, 07:54 AM) View Post

nioce idea...i just ordered a bracket to strip form dabs in the UK! 3 each plus P&P


Good idea, that way we dont even need to open our PC any more!

http://www.dabs.com/...gationKey=11125

#6 geebee

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Posted 18 May 2006 - 09:13 AM

correct, unless like me you have 2x sata raided raptors and need to unplug em to get the xbox connected :-(

#7 anks1966

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Posted 18 May 2006 - 11:08 AM

Ive already done this with mine but with a switch and a sata socket on the back to switch between the xbox360 sata port and the port on the back. My idea is to have 2 switches one for the dual firware (1 with the xtr0800.bin and the other for the xtreme.bin) So when im finished I will be able to put both switches one way and plug sata into my computer to backup games and both the othere way to play the backups.

I was thinking of writing a Tut.

I will get some pictures as soon as I have the dual boot firmware installed as well..

Anks

#8 Joergen

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Posted 18 May 2006 - 11:53 AM

This is a great idea but I cant find the extension cables anywhere.. CURSES!

#9 geebee

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Posted 18 May 2006 - 11:58 AM

QUOTE(Joergen @ May 18 2006, 12:00 PM) View Post

This is a great idea but I cant find the extension cables anywhere.. CURSES!


search for "sata bracket" on a big pc equipment company like Scan or Dabs

#10 sarcoptic

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Posted 18 May 2006 - 01:09 PM

For those in the states Newegg sells the same thing:

SATA Extension Adapter

Just remove the metal bracket and you have the same thing...

#11 Joergen

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Posted 18 May 2006 - 01:15 PM

Darn I have lots of such firewire and usb2 brackets for extension bays but no sata sad.gif

#12 Joergen

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Posted 18 May 2006 - 02:47 PM

Theta where did you buy your cable I'm in europe too and I want to order it.

#13 Joergen

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Posted 18 May 2006 - 04:17 PM

I built my own sata extender by cutting a broken PCI network card pins (whose pin width is exactly the same as sata) and pushing it into the male connector.

But then I realised I cant get the plugs out of the 360 case without bending the USB/LAN port so I dropped this idea. Would be great but I cant see how I could get the cables through without violently bending the case.

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Posted 19 May 2006 - 04:26 AM

heres my take on the same idea

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just gotta pop the grating under the hdd off, takes 3 seconds to get to.. keeps everything looking stock

#15 Eric10301

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Posted 19 May 2006 - 05:17 AM

Good idea sniper nice and hidden when your not using it.




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