Dec 15 2002, 05:42 AM
Just curious if after you create an Xbox 100gig (or whatever) Hard drive with many games on it; can you ghost it to another empty hard drive and have it work. I'm sure the lock code is an issue, but can it be changed easily after the fact? - Thanks
Dec 15 2002, 09:16 AM
im not sure on this, ive heard people talk about it but noone actually confirmed.
im doing a new install sometime this week, and this would be very fast and easy
Dec 15 2002, 09:32 AM
Unfortunately, this will not work. Ghost does not understand the Xbox files system. It has no way to transfer it.
Dec 15 2002, 11:32 AM
However if you run a *nix environment, you could just use dd to copy it without any problems.
(Non-fs dependant so that's irrelevant.)
Dec 15 2002, 12:31 PM
I have successfully cloned an 80Gb disk onto the same size hard disk. I used disk lite pro...info is available in the tutorials...but it took a while to run (17 hours or so)...
The problem with cloning a disk onto a larger disk is that the f: partition cannot (as far as I know) be resized to make the increased f: partition space available for use without wiping the contents of the just created f: partition
Dec 15 2002, 06:49 PM
Yeah, I can see how it wouldn't be easy or possible to change the F: partition. The only thing I don't like about the disk lite pro is that you say it takes 17 hours compared to ghost taking a few minutes. i'm sure people have tried adding a 7th partition to cover the new extra space on a new hdd. Wonder if that would work. Thanks
Dec 17 2002, 10:45 AM
I tried norton ghost even with the sector copy mode and bullshit,the only program that works so far is disk lite pro and after 18 hours you have a clone of an 80 gig hard drive.
I have the registered version of disk pro lite which lets me copy to different sized hard drives which means that i can clone my 80 gig hard drive to a 120gig hard drive.
You will find that the shareware version of disk pro lite will only copy the same size hard drives but all hard drives are not the same,if you have a maxtor 80gig and say a wd 80gig as the heads cylinders and sectors are not the same diskprolite see's these as 2 different sized hard drive and will not work
If you use this diskpro lite then buy the bloody thing as i bought this program so i can copy different sized hard drives
Dec 17 2002, 10:21 PM
OKay. Let's say I have a 120ishGb HDD
1. Could I make it so I'm only utilising say 119Gb (don't mind about wiping F partition)
2. Then would it be possible to Ghost this drive onto another 120Gb HDD and only lose the 1Gb?
If both are "yes" then I could make my drive 119Gb and if I ever wanted to replace the hard disk with a different make/model/speed I could easily clone it.
All help appreciated
Dec 21 2002, 08:13 AM
Here's how I backup my 120GB harddrive. Run EvolutionX on my xbox with ftp enabled. On my Windows desktop, I have WebDrive installed, which allows me to map a drive letter to the ftp server. I map it to X:. I have a fast SCSI tape drive capable of holding 200GB each tape. I then use TapeWare (www.tapeware.com) to backup my F: drive which pulls data off the Xbox. Edit tapeware.ini to enable the F: letter.
Dec 23 2002, 07:10 AM
|QUOTE (jaguar @ Dec 21 2002, 07:13 AM)|
| Here's how I backup my 120GB harddrive. Run EvolutionX on my xbox with ftp enabled. On my Windows desktop, I have WebDrive installed, which allows me to map a drive letter to the ftp server. I map it to X:. I have a fast SCSI tape drive capable of holding 200GB each tape. I then use TapeWare (www.tapeware.com) to backup my F: drive which pulls data off the Xbox. Edit tapeware.ini to enable the F: letter.|
200GB / tape? Are you sure that's not a typo? What tape drive is that?
Dec 24 2002, 03:33 AM
|QUOTE (1wolf1 @ Dec 23 2002, 06:10 AM)|
|200GB / tape? Are you sure that's not a typo? What tape drive is that? :blink:|
get a nice little sdlt tape drive. the are fast and hold ~ 320 gigs/tape. of course they will set you back a pretty penny which is why i only have one at work at not at home.... at home i am stuck with only a hp 1200e :/
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