May 9 2005, 12:12 PM
just wondering if its possible to put in an ata100 hard drive into an xbox i went to a store where they do that stuff and they said i needed an ata133 but it looked like they wherent too sure
thanks in advanced
May 9 2005, 12:15 PM
IM pretty sure you have to use a ide compatible drive..
May 9 2005, 12:26 PM
ata133 will be fine, it is an IDE drive, what you cant use is a SATA drive as they use a different interface.
sorry ata100 is also fine
May 9 2005, 12:30 PM
As long as its an IDE drive and larger than 8 gigs it will work.
Shopkeepers usually dont know shit bout xboxes.
Any IDE drive over 8 GB (7.5 GB "realisticly", as it would show in windows) will work
May 10 2005, 03:02 AM
ok im looking through the plastic wraping thing and theres a label on the hard drive that looks like this
WD Cavier SE WD1600
Enhanced IDE Hard Drive 5VDC === 0.65A
Drive parameters: LBA 312581808 [bold square] 160.0 GB 12VDC====0.98A
WD P/N WD1600JB-00GVA0
also the guys from the store pulled out another hard drive and said it needed this type of port (i think thats what its called) but im too scared to open the package cause then i wont be able to return it and ill be stuck with the hard drive
thanks alot for the help guys
May 10 2005, 03:09 AM
oh and another really quik question i may already know the answere but i want to be sure...
will i need to back up all my xbox hard drive data (saved games) onto a memory card and will i be able to save games onto the hard drive after it is installed
thanks in advance
May 10 2005, 03:15 AM
that drive will work fine and it will hold plenty of backed up games, FTP your E: drive from the original drive to your PC and then back onto your new drive and you will retain your game saves. Backup C also just in case.
May 10 2005, 12:39 PM
alright thanks alot you guys saved me alot of time having to ride the bus all over the city returning and looking for another hard drive on my day off
May 11 2005, 05:42 AM
ok now i have one last question i went tot he store and told the guy there that i went online and found out that its possible to use the hard drive that i have and he said that the problem might be with the connection thing
so befor i bring him the hard drive and open it up is there any difference between an ata100 and ata133 connection thingys (sorry for not knowing the right terminology)
May 11 2005, 06:40 AM
thats just pretty much the speed so NO
May 11 2005, 06:47 AM
QUOTE(ItchyB @ May 10 2005, 10:21 AM)
FTP your E: drive from the original drive to your PC and then back onto your new drive and you will retain your game saves.
True, but know that some games (like almost any Live Enabled game) have their saves signed to the HDD their were created on, and can't be used in another HDD. You'll get a "save corrupt" message, unless you resign them with your new HDD's key.
Find out more at the www.xbox-saves.com forums. They've got a running list of the values needed to resign saves for the games that have said info dug up already.
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