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#1 messiah88

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 06:15 AM

I'm kind of in a pickle.

I just ordered my Xecuter JTAG kit and while it's in transit I wondered what would be better.

If I have this right I can go Internal or External.

Internal I would figure I can get a shell from ebay and buy a 2.5 500gb drive and format it in NXE on the Jtag console right?

External I would buy a USB drive and just hook it up regular and put everything on there


First do i have everything right?

Second what are the advantages of either one



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#2 Shintax909

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 05:09 PM

I would also like an educated answer to this... from my understand of what Ive gather on this forum, the xbox would only allow 16gb of space from a usb connection (external) and no restrictions from a SATA connection (internal). Is it possible to replace the standard m$ hdd with something like a 7200 - 10,000 rpm hdd and still keep the m$ shell?

#3 Takashi

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 05:11 AM

Internal: Faster
External: format on the pc fat32 first, then put in enclosure, plug it in to the 360, have it prepare the drive, it doesn't really format it, it creates a 16gb area for storage, but the rest is accessible thru ftp in freeboot to dump games onto. slower, but works perfectly. just add the path to the drive usb0 in fsd2config.xml

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 06:15 AM

QUOTE(Takashi @ Oct 24 2010, 11:11 PM) View Post

just add the path to the drive usb0 in fsd2config.xml

If an external drive requires FSD, then if you're one (like me) who only uses NXE, you're out of luck. I opted for internal with a 750GB WD Scorpio Blue, ran me about $70 shipped.

#5 killer skittle

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 07:57 AM

Go with a internal/external! run the sata and power wires outside the case, and screw the hdd (3.5in) to the outside of the case. you can actually make it look clean and good:
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notes:
a. hdd outside the case for better cooling, too hot inside of case
b. 3.5 hdd not 2.5, because the smaller hdd have a higher failing rate over time

Edited by killer skittle, 25 October 2010 - 07:57 AM.


#6 Shintax909

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 12:09 PM

QUOTE(killer skittle @ Oct 24 2010, 11:57 PM) View Post

Go with a internal/external! run the sata and power wires outside the case, and screw the hdd (3.5in) to the outside of the case. you can actually make it look clean and good:
IPB Image

notes:
a. hdd outside the case for better cooling, too hot inside of case
b. 3.5 hdd not 2.5, because the smaller hdd have a higher failing rate over time


wow man! thats pretty tacky, but note b has me convinced... is it a majority of 2.5" that have a high fail rate? or is there a brand thats reliable? im still interested in trying to keep m$ hdd shell, not the m$ hdd...

#7 thehump2001

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 04:32 PM

Check out my 3.5" Internal HDD mount... OG post in the case mod section.




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