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#1 smartmod

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 05:12 PM

Hey!

I am currently modding my X360. Once I'm done I don't want to open my box everytime I want to upgrade the drives firmware.

So I integrated a SATA2USB adapter in my box. Now I can access it from outside the case anytime. My X360 has a new USB plug - simply plug a USB cable in, connect it to the PC and there you go!

Tools used:

- 1 new SATA cable
- some pcs of 15cm. cable
- soldering iron
- hot glue
- SATA to USB adapter (the one that attaches to the back of your SATA harddisk. I got mine at Conrad [Frankfurt, Germany] but I guess you can buy those everywhere. Also, any other USB to SATA solution should do the job)

Before I write books on what I did I made a schematic:

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The switch switches between USB and mainboard connection.

And here are some images of my installation:

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Tried to have the platine standing but the DVD won't fit:
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Enjoy! (and feel free to ask questions!)

#2 nekkron99

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 05:22 PM

So you've already used this to flash your drive? That's pretty sweet if you ask me. What I was planning on doing is waaay less advanced than that. Now I kinda want to do this. huh.gif How much did all the parts run you?

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 05:59 PM

Yes, it is tested and works great.

Price:

USB to SATA: 19,95 EUR
Switch: 4,95 EUR
Cable: 4,95 EUR
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Total: 29,85 EUR

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 06:17 PM

Cool! So you got links to where you ordered those parts from? Or did you buy them locally? Also, just so I'm crystal clear on this aspect of the mod. You just plug it in to the PC via USB, and when you flash in dos, the drive is still recognized as the primary? Or are you flashing a Hit?

EDIT: I've come to the conclusion that you are working on a Hit. I have however been inspired by this mod to make a change to the plan that I had for my mod. When I'm done, I'll post a link to this thread. Thanks for posting your efforts and your schematic. You're the heat!

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Edited by nekkron99, 17 July 2006 - 06:24 PM.


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Posted 17 July 2006 - 06:23 PM

I liked it so much I added it to the tutorials.

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 06:28 PM

QUOTE(xboxexpert @ Jul 17 2006, 11:30 AM) View Post

I liked it so much I added it to the tutorials.

Yeah, it's pretty sweet, right? Great mod! Excelsior!

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 07:31 PM

Pure awesomeness.

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 07:50 PM

QUOTE(nekkron99 @ Jul 17 2006, 07:24 PM) View Post

Cool! So you got links to where you ordered those parts from? Or did you buy them locally? Also, just so I'm crystal clear on this aspect of the mod. You just plug it in to the PC via USB, and when you flash in dos, the drive is still recognized as the primary? Or are you flashing a Hit?

EDIT: I've come to the conclusion that you are working on a Hit. I have however been inspired by this mod to make a change to the plan that I had for my mod. When I'm done, I'll post a link to this thread. Thanks for posting your efforts and your schematic. You're the heat!

cool.gif


What does "on a Hit" mean?

Here are the links to the items used:

USB to SATA adapter
SATA cable
Switch

Btw. Thanks for the positive comments and adding it to the tuts!

Edited by smartmod, 17 July 2006 - 07:51 PM.


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Posted 17 July 2006 - 07:55 PM

QUOTE(smartmod @ Jul 17 2006, 12:57 PM) View Post

What does "on a Hit" mean?

Sorry. On a Hitachi DVD drive.

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 07:57 PM

QUOTE(nekkron99 @ Jul 17 2006, 09:02 PM) View Post

Sorry. On a Hitachi DVD drive.


Well... could have got that if I had thought wink.gif

Yes, it's a Hitachi, but would that make a difference?

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 09:33 PM

Not totally sure on that, but I think it might. The way you flash the Sammy is different. But hey, I haven't tried it, so I don't know. dry.gif Anybody have any clairity on this matter?

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 05:31 AM

So you gotta specific name for that switch, or is it just the cool-guy-toggle? wink.gif Damn radio shack didn't have any with 3 rows of 4.

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 06:10 AM

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16812156014
$19.99 Sata to USB converter.
Got this for my hardrive and it works great

Edited by taikwondoejoe, 19 July 2006 - 06:10 AM.


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Posted 19 July 2006 - 06:38 AM

QUOTE(taikwondoejoe @ Jul 19 2006, 06:17 AM) View Post

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16812156014
$19.99 Sata to USB converter.
Got this for my hardrive and it works great


wait you just plug your harddrive into that and you can move things take and forth like game save and ect?

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 06:49 AM

music and pictures... thats it.




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