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#16 freshman26

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 12:42 AM

hiya,
I'm having a question. Went to the store today and only could order a estata to sata female, could that be a problem? so it will be like: hdd->esata to esata->esata to sata female->sata to sata male->xbox. lol, getting little bit long but hope this will work.

#17 chrysilis

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 03:10 PM

Having issues now that I've moved from a genuine Microsoft HDD cable to the one from dealextreme, I've got http://www.dealextre...ls.dx/sku.25939. Everything worked great as per the OP using the eSata Panel Mount to Male Sata Adapter from cpustuff on the official cable but the dealextreme cable just shows unformatted with no info on size. It works with 2.5" drives connected directly and I've retested on the official cable to make sure things didn't die and all is well there. I am thinking they skimped somewhere and assume something will be connected to the power... Any ideas? Thinking I might just get my friend to use the DX cable while I use his official one smile.gif

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#18 wang_chung

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 01:56 AM

it's the DX cable. i had the exact same problem. i ripped open my original, and swapped the connectors, and they both work now. seems the extra couple of feet coupled with the shitty build quality of the DX cable makes the xbox not detect it properly.

#19 OneStepAhead608

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 05:44 PM

yup, its the DealExtreme cable. I had problems with it as well, I kept getting Dirty Disc Errors when playing games from the hdd. Switching to an official cable fixed the problem. I can no longer recommend ordering the dealextreme hdd case. Just get a 20GB hdd off eBay. Even a broken one should work, as long as its not broken because the cable is damaged.

Im also now using the cable below, instead of the adapter from cpustuff:

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http://www.esatacabl....cfm?nPID=72687

you will have to break off one of the plastic tabs around the internal sata connector on this cable, but thats no biggie.

QUOTE(Spegs12 @ Mar 3 2010, 12:51 AM) View Post

You could leave the Esata cable in the 360 HDD enclosure on cut a hole in the back. Then mount the cable facing out the back.


this is what i ultimately ended up doing. i used my dremel to cut a hole in the back of a 360 hdd enclosure that I got from dealextreme. it looks much cleaner.

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#20 Twis7eD

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 08:43 AM

Would there be any way to do this without eSATA? Because I have an external HDD that I would love to do this with, but it doesn't have eSATA and I don't really feel like buying another external HDD.

#21 40_ounce

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 10:30 PM

Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 04:14 PM

QUOTE(OneStepAhead608 @ May 26 2010, 12:44 PM) View Post


Im also now using the cable below, instead of the adapter from cpustuff:

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http://www.esatacabl....cfm?nPID=72687



I found the exact same cable here for about the same price but with cheaper shipping options plus they accept Google checkout which made it even easier. Was able to get the cable shipped for cheaper than shipping alone was on your link.
www.cooldrives.com/esexcaitolex.html

Edited by omegastar, 16 June 2010 - 04:15 PM.


#23 Dra60nSlayer

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 01:37 PM

if you dont wanna hack-up an microsoft cabinet to get the sata connector i have created one smile.gif


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http://www.dragonsla...?...ils&prod=36

I created a SATA adaptor for use with any SATA HDD on jtag-hacked xbox360
Solderless installation

not included: powersource for your drive, SATA-cable

This can also be used with an external eSATA harddrive ... use an eSATA to SATA cable

8€ including shipment WorldWide
PayPal only, for non swedish customers.

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Please look at the top link before ordering (availibility)

Edited by Dra60nSlayer, 17 June 2010 - 01:43 PM.


#24 Fretz

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Posted 20 June 2010 - 12:00 AM

Wouldn't you just be able to open an empty 360 HDD case and put in a 2tb, connect it to the adapter, close it and plug in into the top of your JTAG like you would an official HDD?

#25 madarfakar

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 11:18 PM

sorry to revive the topic but l gor no answer on the other topic:(




2 questions only:)
l'm planning to do this mod on my hdd enclosure but lm not in the states and cpustuff.com wants 16 bucks just for shipping the sata to esata bracket l decided to buy this cable : http://cgi.ebay.com/...=item3cafe0d87a

Question no.1: My external hdd is 1tb and l would like to use only 500gb for the xbox and the rest for pc storage, is this possible with this mod?

Question no.2:If yes, how?

Regards from Sweden!

ps. yes its jtagged!

#26 Dra60nSlayer

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 02:30 PM

http://www.kjell.com...aspx?item=98427
for example in sweden


#27 turnerfromdover

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 10:31 PM

QUOTE(Dra60nSlayer @ Jun 17 2010, 12:37 PM) View Post

if you dont wanna hack-up an microsoft cabinet to get the sata connector i have created one smile.gif
IPB Image
http://www.dragonsla...?...ils&prod=36

I created a SATA adaptor for use with any SATA HDD on jtag-hacked xbox360
Solderless installation

not included: powersource for your drive, SATA-cable

This can also be used with an external eSATA harddrive ... use an eSATA to SATA cable

8€ including shipment WorldWide
PayPal only, for non swedish customers.

IPB Image

Please look at the top link before ordering (availibility)


Id like to buy one (if you still make them?)but my internet security won't let me onto your site
could you let me know if you have any left please
cheers




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