Apr 28 2003, 06:06 AM
Whats the biggest harddrive you can use with the Xecuter 2 Pro?
Apr 28 2003, 06:11 AM
It's not the modchips issue.
137GB is the maximum the Xbox Hardware can support (44bit addressing I believe).
People are working on upping the limit, but don't hold your breath.
Also, a >137GB drive will work in the Xbox, you'll just be cut off at 137GB.
Apr 28 2003, 06:11 AM
i think it is a 133gb but not totally sure!
MOD EDIT: To avoid confusion, the actual limit is 137GB as noted by gainpresence.
Apr 28 2003, 06:12 AM
If you're thinking about upgrading your drive, bear in mind that even a 140GB (140,000,000,000 byte) drive comes in under the 137GB limit, due to the way hard drive manufacturers inaccurately market their product in terms of GB.
Apr 28 2003, 06:15 AM
crap, so I shouldve gotten a 160GB instead of a 120GB? Oh and Do you guys note any temp difference between 5400 and 7200 rpm drives?
Apr 28 2003, 06:16 AM
I don't believe the Xbox is equipped to take advantage of any speed differences between the 5400RPM and 7200RPM. The bus is ATA33 for God's sake....
Apr 28 2003, 06:22 AM
Someone replaced their ATA33 with an ATA100 cable, and claimed it boosted performance. I'm not sure if thats true, any one who can confirm this?
Apr 28 2003, 06:38 AM
|QUOTE (phamtasm @ Apr 28 2003, 01:22 AM)|
| Someone replaced their ATA33 with an ATA100 cable, and claimed it boosted performance. I'm not sure if thats true, any one who can confirm this? |
It may add a "buffer" so to speak..
I tried it and got 1 MB slower FTP speeds than with the original cable, so I changed back.
There may be slight temperature differences between 7200 and 5400 RPM drives, but it won't affect anything.
I run my Maxtor 120GB 7200RPM drive almost 24/7 in the box and it never gets beyond handling temps, I estimate that it stays around 90F.
Apr 28 2003, 06:48 AM
|QUOTE (phamtasm @ Apr 28 2003, 05:15 PM)|
| crap, so I shouldve gotten a 160GB instead of a 120GB? Oh and Do you guys note any temp difference between 5400 and 7200 rpm drives? |
what he was saying is that companies list the size their hard drives incorrectly ...
for eg.. i bought a laptop HDD (which was 40 GIG)..
now in windows: it says its 37.2GB (39,999,500,288 bytes).. this is because the company doesnt use computer generic conversions of bytes to GB!...
and the heat between 5400 and 7200 rpm... every 1 i know who has tried both has found its slightly hotter inside the xbox.. but not enough to stop it functioning!..... i would put a fan with the hard drive tray and make a good hole at the back of the tray for air ventilation! if i were putting a 7200 rpm!!!..
with the ATA33 hard drive of the Xbox..... ive also heard it was possible to change ur IDE cable to a ATA100 or something high and then get better preformance!..i say the standard speed is enough!!!
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