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#1 bonnie_raitt

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 07:18 PM

I have just installed a 1.5 TB Sata hard drive (using SATA IDE connector) using SID. It shows

F: 123 GB
G: 1300 GB

I'm concerned that the cluster size is not set correctly on G:. I installed xb partitioner but when I tried to run it, it would load but not respond to controller actions.

I copied a 1 K file to the G: drive and it shows 1K.

Questions:

1. Is there a way to determine cluster size w/o using xb partioner
2. Is there anyway to get xb partioner to respond to the controller
3. Is there another way to set cluster size if required

I'm afraid of loading data on the G: partition until this question is resolved.
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Posted 06 March 2010 - 07:24 PM

1. Here.
2. Have you tried it in different ports on your Xbox, or tried a different controller?
3. No.

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 04:45 AM

XBP 1.1 is the only version that can correctly format a drive of that size. However, it has a bug where it'll crash upon seeing a partition larger then 1tb. That's why the controller stops working when you load it.

Grab a copy of XBP 1.0, resize G down to something like ~200gb and format it. Then run 1.1 again, and it should load correctly.

Since G can't be larger then 1tb, you'll need to assign the additional ~300gb to F (which involves formatting it, so don't bother loading any data onto that partition yet either). Note that XBP won't actually perform a format when you tell it to UNLESS you're asking it to format a partition to a different capacity then it was before.

Say your F partition is just under 500gb, it should be using 32kb clusters. If G is just under 1tb, then it should be using 64kb clusters.

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 08:50 AM

I assume AID 4.5nhas xbpartitioner 1.1. Where can I find other versions? Thanks

#5 bonnie_raitt

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 09:45 PM

OK. I found Both XBP 1.0 and 1.1.

I loaded u8p XBP 1 and was able to use it successfully.

OK. I figured out how to change the partition size of F: and G: to 746 Gig. It formatted them with 32 K clusters.

Now my question is what is the maximum safe size for 32 K clusters? Do I need to up the cluster size to 64K?

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 01:10 AM

QUOTE(bonnie_raitt @ Mar 8 2010, 04:45 AM) View Post
Now my question is what is the maximum safe size for 32 K clusters?

512gb.

QUOTE(bonnie_raitt @ Mar 8 2010, 04:45 AM) View Post
Do I need to up the cluster size to 64K?

If you want partitions larger then 512gb, yes.




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