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#1 gavo

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Posted 17 December 2006 - 10:51 PM

I didn't format my harddrive with XBpartitioner or any program to make them 32k clusters. It's a 300gb hard-drive and I formated the g: to be the remainer of the harddrive. I been reading that apparantly this can cause corruption. If so? How much, my current xbox is tsop flash with xecuter 2 bio but strangely xbpartation didn't boot because it says there no lba48 support, yet it formated g: with more free space just fine. Is there a difference as well by the level of corruption from tsop to softmods? thank you for your time

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#2 seriouslysilly

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Posted 17 December 2006 - 10:53 PM

i've formatted 2 300GB HDs using the xecuter bios with .67 support.
i haven't had any probs with 'em

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Posted 17 December 2006 - 11:22 PM

As long as you formated a G it'll be fine on that size drive
I think it starts being corrupt over 256gb on one partition

#4 micknz

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 09:07 AM

QUOTE(skyzerr33 @ Dec 18 2006, 11:29 AM) View Post

As long as you formated a G it'll be fine on that size drive
I think it starts being corrupt over 256gb on one partition


I've done the same thing with a 400GB drive, made F: about 370GB. I was ftp'ing stuff to it one day then the FTP stopped and when I refreshed the file list a whole heap of folders had vanished, yet the free space remains the same. Is there any way I can get my data back?

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 06:22 PM

No, unfortunately, the data that has disappeared from your hard drive is lost forever.

Reformating your F drive (using 32 KB clusters) will prevent data loss from recurring, but you'll need to re-transfer all of your data to the partition again.

#6 bearcreek

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Posted 19 December 2006 - 06:37 PM

I have been reading about this, why is everyone against using the G partition? I have 2 maxter 300g drives and have not had a problem yet. Both have G partitionand are about maxed out.

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Posted 19 December 2006 - 09:10 PM

People don't like using G because it just looks better when you have all your gigs in one partition... plus it simplifies things when all your data is in one place

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Posted 19 December 2006 - 09:25 PM

I dont mean to argue, but you have to ask yourself do I want pretty or functionality. It is obviously causing problems. With most dashboards now, you give the location of the files and it will compile them for you.




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