Oct 14 2003, 05:18 PM
I was wanting to switch to a 250gb HDD. I was thinking about Maxtor Maxline II 250GB UDMA/ATA-133 EIDE Hard Drive, 5400 RPM, because it cost about $200, so I guess this is a good deal (I may actually find one cheaper,but for now that is it). I plan on using the 120gb HDD that is in the xbox now in my computer. Now, if I want to resetup my computer withthis 120gb hdd as my default drive, what is the best way to do this? Lead me in the right direction if I am wrong. First, I want to put all of my xbox files on my computer, leaving the partitions in the correct folders of course. At this point do I need to reflash my modchip with a patched bios? I have an X2lite 2.0, I can use flashx to install new bios. Which would be the best bios to patch and flash? I have not installed a new HDD from the box before. Do I need to change or do anything to it up to this point? I plan on getting the newest evox dashboard on this new HDD by copying to a DVD+RW (My xbox drive reads these so I can just keep reusing this in case I screw up the burn or whatever). Now I format, making a big F partition (no g partition), unless having a g would be better. Which files do I NOT need from the 120gb HDD(for example, what are the old evox dashboard files that I need to erase so the new evox dashboard works properly)? Now, if I get this big HDD working, do you think that I can copy some random computer files to the xbox, because I will now setup my computer with the 120gb as the master. I am doing this so that I can go ahead raid 0 my 2 ATA133 160gb hdds together. Then I will just FTP the computer files back to the computer. Would there be any problem FTPing from the xbox through a raid configuration, or should I transfer to the 120 gb then to the 320gb raid drive? Are there any suggestions, comments, answers to my questions? Links to useful tutorials would be helpful.
Oct 14 2003, 07:17 PM
that would be a wast of money since the xbox can only reconize 120 gb unless you are planning to put linux on it and running it as a server
Oct 14 2003, 08:47 PM
accually it reconizes 137GB
Oct 14 2003, 09:03 PM
, but anything bigger than that is pointless unless your going to run linux on it
Oct 15 2003, 12:52 AM
Actually, they've broken that limit now. Theoretical HDD limit is now around 2 Terrabytes.
Oct 15 2003, 01:00 AM
yeh you just have to patch the bios i believe
Oct 15 2003, 01:07 AM
People haven't keeped up with their news lately.LOL.Patcth any bios with XBtool.And it should work fine.
Oct 15 2003, 05:00 AM
I know they broke the limit, that is why I am going to upgrade. Please do not respond with misleading information. BTW, thanks for telling me that I can just patch any bios, since I prefer the xecuter bioses since they made my modchip.
Oct 15 2003, 10:07 AM
whoa <bill&ted> yep your right haven't been following the news... been away for a month or so. Please forgive
Oct 15 2003, 06:05 PM
It's cool though, I appreciate all the help that I can get. I am also new to this larger HDD capacity.
This is a "lo-fi" version of our main content. To view the full version with more information, formatting and images, please click here