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#1 elitescouter

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 01:47 PM

No there was no mistake in the number haha! I recently bought a pallet of 1350 20gb hard drives from a wholesale. Same place I buy pallets of RROD consoles. This time I wanted to try something different and to be honest its totaly new to me.

I had to test all these hard drives, see if they work, and etc etc!

Here are the issues I am running into.

There is about 40% HDD's that are completly bad. They make clicking noise, grind, whistle and all kinds of wierd noises. Those can't be fixed and they have been put to the side.

Now I have about 20% fully functioning hard drives that work, peoples profiles on them, and etc. I format them and put them to the side.

Then I have the other 40% that don't make noise at all. They spin like a hard drive is suppose to but when I hook them up to my 360, it says "No device found". I have a transfer cable. I managed to plug them into my computer and run HDD Regenerator. I found couple bad sectors, ran throught the drive twice until there are no bad sectors and they work like a charm.

I ran into some hard drives that show up on my jtag but not on my regular meaning someone formated them incorrectly and probably got rid of the hddss.bin. Is there any way to fix these without tearing them out of their cases. Can I connect the usb transfer cable and put the hddss.bin on them or are they scrap?

I also found some that say "Bad boot sector" and I have no idea if those are even fixable or not. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know. I have spare change to buy some software if it will help me out just let me know.


Anyways here are some pics incase you think im full of crap =)


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#2 hangover

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 03:57 AM

Remove the dead hdd's from the cases and sell the cases off on ebay or where ever, hell i'd buy 20 or so for my jtags. I guess you are in the states ?

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 09:43 AM

QUOTE(hangover @ Feb 8 2011, 03:57 AM) View Post

Remove the dead hdd's from the cases and sell the cases off on ebay or where ever, hell i'd buy 20 or so for my jtags. I guess you are in the states ?


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Posted 09 February 2011 - 05:01 PM

Yeah, I would def. buy some case's off you as well.

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 07:18 PM

I would probably buy some of the 20GB hdd depending on price.

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 07:41 PM

Put me down for 10-20 cases as well if you want to sell them off.

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 10:09 AM

Yeah definatly. I can do $6 ea + shipping if ur buying 10 or more. Shipping shouldn't be more than 20 around U.S

Edited by elitescouter, 13 February 2011 - 10:09 AM.


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Posted 16 February 2011 - 05:04 AM

QUOTE(elitescouter @ Feb 13 2011, 08:09 PM) View Post

Yeah definatly. I can do $6 ea + shipping if ur buying 10 or more. Shipping shouldn't be more than 20 around U.S


What about AUS ?

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 02:42 AM

I may be piecing together some 250gb hds for a friend, I'll keep you in mind when i buy the next set of cases




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