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#1 bladebaka

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 10:44 PM

Hello all,

I have an old 250GB laptop hard drive (ATA) that I would like to recycle. is it possible to rig a chip to convert it to IDE for use in my xbox?

I also have an IDE-to-usb controller, as well as a 2.5" SATA-to-usb enclosure. Could I somehow combine the two (Say, rig a usb-to-usb cable) and use this, or would it be too slow to be of any use?

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Bladebaka

Edited by bladebaka, 13 December 2010 - 11:06 PM.


#2 gman060692

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 03:35 AM

since the hard drive is at there is no need for any conversion. Just look for a 2.5" ata to 3.5" ata adapter. no chips required just direct wire to wire.

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 04:22 AM

my Xbox1 is IDE. My Hard Drive is 2.5" ATA. AFAIK there is no direct way to shove the ATA connector into the IDE ribbon.

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 03:16 PM

Your laptop HD can only be one of 2 types. SATA or PATA.

When you say that your laptop HD is ATA, I am assuming you mean Parallel ATA (48 pins on back of HD) A.K.A PATA, and B.K.A. IDE? If so you can, wire to wire, built your own adapter to go from Laptop IDE HD to Desktop IDE cable or buy one.

If it is Serial ATA A.K.A SATA, you can buy an adapter to connect this type of drive to the xbox as well.

So which ATA is it??

Edited by xboxmods2977, 14 December 2010 - 03:18 PM.


#5 bladebaka

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 03:27 AM

Sorry for not properly inputting info - it is SATA, a Fujitsu.




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