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#1 Kevin578


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Posted 25 December 2009 - 02:58 AM

Does anyone know if this Action Replay will work in soft-modding a xbox?


Also, can anyone recommend a good hard drive to use if I want to replace the original xbox hard drive? A lot of hard drives recommended in guides are no longer sold.

#2 kolosus


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Posted 25 December 2009 - 01:14 PM

Yes. ActionReplay works. You can either get the whole package (including hardware) or just get the ActionReplay software and try the usb route.

What I did was to make a usb adapter for the xbox and plug in a usb stick. After the xbox recognized it I put the game saves on the drive and modded the xbox. The hardest part was getting the required parts. The original game, the usb stick that works. FYI I used a 1gb coby mp3 player. I repartitioned it as a 16mb fat16 partition and the rest of the drive unpartitioned.

As for the hard drive I have a western digital caviar blue 160gb. Works. I've tried a few drives. Most of the 40gb variety that I tried didn't work. The larger ones did. You can use xboxhdm to "test" a drive before you try to use it as a xbox drive. If it says that it can be locked then you're good to go. If locking is not possible then you have to get a different drive.

#3 gates59


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Posted 27 December 2009 - 01:27 PM

I used a 200gig no name drive and worked just fine. I think most new drives are lockable.

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