QUOTE(fallenangle @ Nov 18 2011, 05:29 AM)
There are a host of threads here about USB memory sticks' Xbox compatibility, many of which I've contributed too. I've tested 10 different USB sticks over the last 2 or 3 years but most were/are old or unbranded v.1.0 or V.1.1 types you won't find any more,. None, working or not, appeared on that wiki list mentioned.
The ways USB drives react to the Xbox is incredibly varied. Any recommendation you're given treat with a degree of caution. Expect failure and then you won't be so disappointed and, of course, you may be lucky. If you find one that works look after it - it is your precious
Consequently I've come to this conclusion: if you want to use this method rather than following jaroc
's alternative suggestion you're best off finding an original official 8MB memory card. It is guaranteed to work and the game exploit/installer will just fit on it.
You'll also need to find a PC USB to Xbox controller adapter. Make sure it is for the original Xbox, many on eBay are misleadiingly listed as XBox when they're actually incompatible XB360 ones.
Thanks fallenangle! Yeah I have been looking for the Xbox 8MB card with not much luck. That is why I figured I would try and find a USB memory stick/card. I already modded my Xbox with a USB port so I guess I wouldn't need the PC USB to Xbox adapter?
I am buying a USB 12-in-1 card reader from ebay....It will read the old SD cards. I will try it and see if my old 16MB SD card from my Canon Camera will work with the reader and Xbox. I have no idea but in the end I will have a USB card reader and I can have my collection of old SD cards for storage fun..lol.
If all else fails I might try a hotswap. I just feel with my luck I will ruin a perfectly working oldschool Xbox.
I love playing Mercenaries and GTA: San Andreas and some others. I am also getting Splinter Cell so who knows what will happen.
Thanks again for all the info, it is much appreciated.