i posted this a while ago on llamma's forums but i never got round to putting it on here.
well here is the best tutorial on how to do this that i hav seen in a while (all the others had corrupted pics or they where of bad quality)
This is a tutorial on how to internalize your stock 360 hard disk drive.Disclaimer
I do not take any responsibilities for your mistakes on this mod. It can be tough soldering to the small points so i would not recommend doing this if you have no experience soldering. This will void you 360's warrantee and your hard disk drives warrantee.
Ok, now down to the mod!
This is my first tutorial so go easy on me.
Tools and equipment that you will need:
- a sata data cable
- a sata power cable
- (instead of buying each separately i bought a sata data and power cable)
- electrical tape
- soldering iron
- t10, t9, t8,& t6 screw bits
- 360 hdd
- hot glue and hot glue gun or something of this nature
- and above all, PATIENTS
How to do the mod:
First, Get your HDD, t6 and t10 screw-bits, and your sata power and data cable
Then, you need to locate these screws and unscrew them with your t6 bit
here is the drive without the screws
then you have to unscrew these screws with a t10 screw bit
this is what it looks like when the metal bit is off
here is the hdd when its out of the case
i tested to see it the cable i was using fit
yes it its
this is the mess i have made after taking the 360 case appart. i am not going to tell you how to do this because its simple and its in a tut on here already.
This is the power side
this is the data side
there are seven pins on the outside, pin #7 is on the side where the drop is located in this pic
I cut the data side where i showed you above and found 8 wires. i twisted the 2 middle wires together. i then made sticky things to label the wires. numbered 1-7. remember 7 = the drop!
then i cut the molex side off and cut down the yellow and black wires which are 12volts and its -. the red and black are 5 volts and its -. these are what the hdd will use.
this is where to solder on the bottom side of the motherboard under where the hdd normally connects. pin # 14 isnt used so DO NOT SOLDER ANYTHING TO IT!!!!!!!. pick one 5 volt and one -.
this is what mine looked like once i was done soldering. i used brown for positive and red for the negative.sorry about that.
this is where i ran the wire
I had to cut the little prong on the left side of my fan so that the fan could fit in.
this is where i would place it if i where you
place it between the two red lines i highlighted
there we go i am done. thank you for reading and i hope you do this and are successful. if it works for you, feel free to post your pics and suggestions!
remember make sure that no 2 points are bridged or bad things can happen.
thanks for reading!