Jan 12 2004, 01:07 PM
Iv'e red that I should not use harddisk with 8mb cache, is this right? And why?
How big disk can I install? 5400Rpm or is it ok with 7200Rpm?
Any advice on what to buy?
Jan 12 2004, 01:15 PM
| Iv'e red that I should not use harddisk with 8mb cache, is this right? And why?|
No. It doesn't really matter.
|How big disk can I install? 5400Rpm or is it ok with 7200Rpm?|
Again, it doesn't matter. The sky is the limit. There used to be a problem with the HDD size but as long as you're using a recent BIOS (i.e. Xecutor 4980) it doesn't matter. The RPMs don't matter either. Some people bring up the "overheating" factor but I've put 7200's in at least a dozen Xboxes and never had an overheat problem yet.
For more information on this please check the pinned topics, tutorials and search the forums.
Jan 12 2004, 02:15 PM
Ya thats bullshit about you cant use 8meg cache or 7200 RPM. The cache wont affect anything and all you get using a 7200 is a few degrees hotter but I've never had any overheating problems with my Maxtor.
I've modded a bunch of Xbox's and I find that the Seagate HDD's run the coolest. I use the 7200 RPM 8 Meg Cache models for XBox I build.
As far as space, with the new LBA hack I think the limit is a what multiple terabytes now? Basicly however large of an HDD you can buy will work.
Jan 12 2004, 03:33 PM
I was thinking about getting a seagate 160 for 90 or a 80 for 50, Is there a way to tell if they are lockable? I am kinda nervous about this seeing how I had to go through 3 drive before I found one that would lock. and I NEED it to be lockable cause i aint got no chip.
Jan 12 2004, 03:49 PM
read the pinned thread about Hard disks and lockability.
Jan 12 2004, 04:41 PM
Yea I did before. Everyone said my drive was lockable and software said it was, but it really wasnt, I was wondering if there was a more sure way to tell.
Jan 12 2004, 05:23 PM
you could just ask th people your buying from if it's lockable....any way u could always return it if ur buying from like a compusa, staples, or another big retail store...
Jan 12 2004, 07:44 PM
Yea I saw a 200gig Seagate drive in the ads this weekend for $100. The 160GB Seagates were $90. I am pretty sure that they were at CompUSA. If the list says they are lockable, buy one and try it out.
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