Thanks for all your advice to date Idotsfan. I'm hoping you'll be able to provide me with a little more.
I came across a Micro SD card that was in a phone which actually worked! I was stoked, wasn't working in port 3 but worked in port 2. Go figure.
Then I discovered I had the wrong release of Mechassault. Who'd know from the box. Anyway, continuing with this method of softmodding because my USB enclosure didn't have an IDE connection and it's been easy to pick up a copy of Splinter Cell for $1. I've already got the Ndure (1.1) files for it transferred onto the XBOX.
The pause that not having the correct game has given has made me consider upgrading the hdd before carrying out the actual mod. I've got a spare SATA 250GB drive that I'm considering using but don't know if using something like this
would allow me to connect it to the XBOX once I've used xboxhdm.
I've got my head around the process thanks to this tutorial
. Is that process best practice?
A concern I have (which only exists because of ignorance) is that if I use my HDD enclosure with my SATA drive and use xboxhdm 2.2 to format it I'm going to blast away the HDD management software on the enclosure (it's a NAS drive enclosure but can connect using USB). I'm pretty certain that's unwarranted but just want to put my mind at ease.
Thanks in advance for your guidance on this.