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#1 FaTaL

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Posted 12 October 2002 - 05:34 AM

Whats the max size that the XBOX HDD can be replaced with?

Which one of these would you recommend:
Western Digital 120 GB 1200JB SE 8MB Cache 7200 RPM
Western Digital 120 GB 1200BB 7200 RPM
IBM 120 GB 7200 RPM ATA 100
Maxtor 80 GB 5400 RPM ATA 100
Maxtor 60 GB 7200 RPM ATA 133
Seagate 80 GB Barracuda 7200 RPM ATA 100

Whats up w/ the cache size? Is that even needed? Thanks for your help smile.gif





#2 opjose

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Posted 12 October 2002 - 05:47 AM

I'm using a WD 1200JB on three Xboxes. All work great.

Note: This drive gets -HOT-.

If your Xbox tends to freeze when hot, I'd avoid it in favor of a "cool" drive.
Though I have not had any trouble.

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Posted 12 October 2002 - 09:55 AM

I have the:

Seagate 80 GB Barracuda 7200 RPM ATA 100

WOrks mint

Better getting a 120 gig tho

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Posted 12 October 2002 - 02:08 PM

id either get
Western Digital 120 GB 1200JB SE 8MB Cache 7200 RPM
because it is the best and fastest

or

Maxtor 80 GB 5400 RPM ATA 100
because it's still rather large but has the benefit of being a slower/cooler 5400RMP drive.

#5 FaTaL

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Posted 12 October 2002 - 04:41 PM

yea, i think i'll go w/ the 5400 RPM, gonna try to finda 120GB 5400 RPM drive, so It doenst freeze up.

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Posted 12 October 2002 - 05:03 PM

definatley: Western Digital 120 GB 1200JB SE 8MB Cache 7200 RPM


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Posted 12 October 2002 - 05:04 PM

just to let you know, you can get that WD 120 gig 7200 w/8m cache for like $70 after rebate from dell.com small business. You have to order by 10/13 though. (you get free shipping too)

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Posted 12 October 2002 - 05:06 PM

c00l, ill check that out......

#9 FaTaL

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Posted 12 October 2002 - 05:40 PM

yea, but what type of cooling will you need for the 7200 RPM HDD?? 5400 would be the safer road no?


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Posted 12 October 2002 - 06:05 PM

QUOTE (FaTaL @ Oct 12 2002, 12:40 PM)
yea, but what type of cooling will you need for the 7200 RPM HDD?? 5400 would be the safer road no?

There are many threads on this forum debating the 7200/5400 issue. And after you read them all, you would deduce that the jury is still out on the topic. However, since there does not seem to be a significant speed increase having the 7200 drives, I would go with the 5400 to be on the safe side (and also the 5400 drives are usually cheaper!).
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Posted 13 October 2002 - 04:27 AM

yea with the ATA33 controller on the xbox, u can exactly call it a Super-Computer.. tongue.gif although the RPM usually helps seek times rather then trasfers you wont notice a differance. especially if you're used to loading off the DVD Drive..




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