|?? i do this all the time, is there something i am not reading correctly? u can take any locked xbox hdd and put it into any xbox harddrive cant u?|
Here's a brief synopsis of how it works. The Xbox BIOS generates a HD lock key based on your HD serial number and the EEPROM stored on the motherboard. The stock Xbox HD is locked with this code. When you boot up, your Xbox BIOS attempts to unlock the HD using that generated key. If it can't, it FRAGS.
So, if you take that locked HD out of an xbox and put it into a new one, the new one's BIOS will attempt to generate the HD lock key with the HD serial number (which is the same) and the EEPROM stored on IT'S motherboard (which is different). It won't produce the correct code and won't be able to unlock the drive.
So, you say 'why not unlock the drive first?' Well... If the BIOS cannot unlock the HD it frags. One of the reasons it might not be able to unlock the HD is because it is already unlocked.
Hacked BIOSES don't require the HD to be locked. That's why you can put just about any drive into a modded xbox.