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#1 JesusXP

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 06:43 PM

Hi guys,

If you recall, its been found that you could swap your 360's 20GB drive with any other manufactures hd.. providing it was only 20GB as well. Well, now that we have a 120GB HD add-on releasing soon, would it not be fair to assume that a previous dashboard update, could have unlocked the old cap? Has anyone tried swapping in a 120gig into the enclosure to see?

Could they muhaha.gif ??

Thanks dudes..

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 09:04 PM

It's not the dashboard that is limiting it....it's the sectors on the first part of the hard drive that designate the size, so as soon as the HDHacker program is updated to read the new 120G HD (right now it doesn't work), it could be possible.

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 01:18 AM

QUOTE(jameswalter @ Apr 20 2007, 11:11 PM) View Post

It's not the dashboard that is limiting it....it's the sectors on the first part of the hard drive that designate the size, so as soon as the HDHacker program is updated to read the new 120G HD (right now it doesn't work), it could be possible.

the hdd has a sector called SA sector "service area" sector , which includes many parameters about your hdd , like the manufacturer , serial number , model , password "if applied" and many other things , some of these parameters are important for your 360 to accept the hdd as a microsoft signed original hdd , so injecting those codes into any compatible hdd , might make it be able to get accepted successfully , so the size isnt really a matter , but the guy whose working on this tool need more info about the hdd models to be able to make it for that model , and since he's doing it from his own budget and free time (thanks to him) , then this is going slow , but one day we'll be able to attach a 400GB hdd soon




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