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#1 cONEction

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Posted 16 October 2002 - 08:55 PM

Ok,

i was wondering, if there is a way to replace your dvdrom wit another hdd, so i asked some guys on Irc , and they said for now its not possible cause there is a low level dvd check somewhere in the bios. So i was wondering, if someone could make some kind of patch to turn off the dvd check, we could install 2 hdds in the xbox, i mean i never use my dvd-rom, and i can use more space biggrin.gif

now ive red that 411gb article, but what i want is a much cheaper sollution.
if this is possible, it means about 270gb space in a single xbox, wouldnt that be great ? cool.gif



#2 badmonkey

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Posted 16 October 2002 - 09:10 PM

Dunno about the technicality of it, but why would you want to lose the ability to read originals?

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Posted 16 October 2002 - 10:25 PM

um... no


There is more then a bios check to think about, I doubt the BIOS would handel more then one drive, or a total space of more then 137g.

You'de have better luck getting someone to look into big drive suport (ie, more then a 137 limit)

#4 cONEction

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Posted 16 October 2002 - 11:32 PM

QUOTE (telo{+} @ Oct 16 2002, 10:25 PM)
um... no


There is more then a bios check to think about, I doubt the BIOS would handel more then one drive, or a total space of more then 137g.

You'de have better luck getting someone to look into big drive suport (ie, more then a 137 limit)

but why?

The bios can handel 2 ide drives, so why shoudnt that be 2 harddrives? i mean there is no fucking diffrence between a hdd and a dvdrom, as long as the ide controller supports 2 drives, that would be enough rolleyes.gif


#5 82ross

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Posted 17 October 2002 - 08:57 AM

Have a look at this:-

http://www.xboxhacke...t=ST;f=5;t=6979

Looks like a decent solution if it works. smile.gif

#6 N00bvin

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Posted 17 October 2002 - 04:51 PM

QUOTE (82ross @ Oct 17 2002, 04:57 PM)
Have a look at this:-

http://www.xboxhacke...t=ST;f=5;t=6979

Looks like a decent solution if it works. smile.gif

Um... you know the same post is on this board as well...

#7 HELLTICK

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Posted 18 October 2002 - 01:10 AM

I agree with badmonkey...how are you gonna dupe originals...mine aswell shoot yourself in the foot... sad.gif

#8 cONEction

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Posted 18 October 2002 - 09:37 AM

QUOTE (HELLTICK @ Oct 18 2002, 01:10 AM)
I agree with badmonkey...how are you gonna dupe originals...mine aswell shoot yourself in the foot... sad.gif

i have sold my originals, and i cant rent anything here!
so i never use it rolleyes.gif

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Posted 18 October 2002 - 11:00 AM

It doesn't work.

You can remove the hard drive and the Xbox will still come up, but remove the DVD itself and it will not.

You -MIGHT- be able to get around this with a special rig to spoof the yellow cable signals (which must be present to get the Xbox to start.) but then you have other trouble.

However the Xbox sends out ATA commands to DVD/CD device on the IDE channel.

It expects a valid response or it goes into the diagnostic screen. So this is another thing which precludes the dual hard drive arrangement.

BTW: disconnect the yellow cable from the DVD drive and try to start your XBox! It will not even start the flubber animation.

Simple solution?

RIP OUT THE GUTS of the Xbox and put it into a PC case.

Put in 2 or 3 hard drives and get one of those cheap IDE drive switchers (not the ones with the key, you want the ones with the buttons on the front).

Set up your drives to be bootable to the Xbox and have fun.

You'll only get access to one drive at a time, but you'll get tons of disk space this way, and this is known to work.




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