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#1 hwsf12

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Posted 12 March 2007 - 09:48 PM

Hello All
So far it was my understanding that an SATA HDD would not simply plug and play in an XBOX. However, I checked on the compatibility page for an HDD I have at my disposal. WD SATA 500gb Caviar 16 "WD5000KSRTL"

And it shows up at #7. The only thing i noticed was that it was not lockable. Could someone shine some light on this?

http://xboxdrives.x-...amp;v_postedby=


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#2 Cappi

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Posted 12 March 2007 - 11:27 PM

A sata hard drive will work in an xbox but you must have a sata-ide adapter. The only way you can use a hard drive that is unlockable is if you have a chip or a flashed tsop. If you plan to boot retail or go on xbox live your hard drive must be locked.

Edited by Cappi, 12 March 2007 - 11:27 PM.


#3 tonemgub

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 02:01 AM

I have a ST3320620AS, which is the SATA version of ST3320620A -- both of which do lock fine, I've tested. However, even locked, my Xbox won't recognize the drive properly, simply spitting out "error 13" on startup. This is with a SATA->IDE adapter.

So, does anyone actually have proof of getting a SATA drive to work on an Xbox? I haven't been able to find anything of the sort.

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 02:57 AM

Error 13 means no dashboard, check to make sure your boot paths are correct and that something isn't corrupted.

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 04:51 AM

QUOTE(tonemgub @ Mar 12 2007, 06:08 PM) View Post

I have a ST3320620AS, which is the SATA version of ST3320620A -- both of which do lock fine, I've tested. However, even locked, my Xbox won't recognize the drive properly, simply spitting out "error 13" on startup. This is with a SATA->IDE adapter.

So, does anyone actually have proof of getting a SATA drive to work on an Xbox? I haven't been able to find anything of the sort.


Yes I have installed 3 WD 400gb sata hd's in 3 different xbox's with no problem. Check to make sure your dashboard is installed, and on the correct drive where your boot path is set to.

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 06:20 AM

QUOTE(Cappi @ Mar 12 2007, 10:58 PM) View Post

Yes I have installed 3 WD 400gb sata hd's in 3 different xbox's with no problem. Check to make sure your dashboard is installed, and on the correct drive where your boot path is set to.

I have. Many times. I've installed this thing about 5 times through various methods. All of the files are there when I look at it through XboxHDM, but the Xbox itself won't read the drive.

#7 hwsf12

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 09:21 PM

I have an Xecuter chip. Would I still need the adapter?

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 12:17 AM

Yes you need the adapter, if you have a chip it just means that you can run and xbox with an unlocked HDD

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 02:51 AM

Thank you everyone for your input. So is something like this, the type of adapter you are referring to?

http://www.satacable...acessories.html

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 03:09 AM

You would need this: Link

It needs to output IDE.

Edited by FahadSaid, 14 March 2007 - 03:11 AM.


#11 hwsf12

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 05:10 PM

Thanks for the correction Fahadsaid.

So this looks like a simple solution except from the looks of this adapter, due to its vertical nature, i dont see it fitting in the Xbox chassis without some sort of modding. Am I correct?
And are there any other Cons to using a serial drive?


#12 tonemgub

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 10:29 PM

I have one that is just very slightly smaller than that. It will fit fine.

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 02:09 AM

where did you get your smaller one?

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Posted 18 March 2007 - 04:23 AM

Search for "ADSAIDE", like here: http://www.provantag...de~7ADDO16Y.htm

Edited by tonemgub, 18 March 2007 - 04:23 AM.





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