Well, even with all the failure issues addressed in this thread, I thought I would give it a go anyhow. Funny how those are almost always famous last words
I got the same WD drive with the same (Sabrent?) adapter from the first post in this thread. Hooked it all up in my secondary 1.1 version XBOX with a stock Samsung DVD, TSOP X2 5035 BIOS. Tried to boot AID 4.4, and it did boot fine. But when I made any selection on the menu as far as formatting/dash-apps install/etc, I get garbage instead of characters in the dialog boxes. If you already know what you are looking at beforehand though, you know what the processes are, so I just went ahead (especially since I had no other adapter to test with).
(Have to add also that Slayers would boot/load, but ran hella slow on that box)
The HDD seems to format fine, and I can write to it with the install disc just fine. Booting anything after the install however is another story. In that particular XBOX, the only time I was able to boot from HDD (which was ONCE, and only after using the SLAYERS disc, because the AID install would not boot from HDD) it went into EVOX, even though I had setup for XBMC as the default, and I had that setup in the 5035 config file as well. Now mind you, this same configuration for the bios boots my 2 250GB WD IDE drives just fine, and with all the color changes and boot options with no garbage from AID. I tried another IDE cable that works with any other XBOX HDD I have, and it wouldn't even boot, just a flashing red ring.
So, I put the drive/adapter combo into my other XBOX, which is also a 1.1, TSOP with 5035, and a modded LG DVD. Loaded the AID disc again. It went straight up into the bios config (which is color/no flubber changed) and boom, loaded right up. Still the same garbage in the dialog boxes though. So I tried my Slayers disc, and it booted flawlessly and ran as it is supposed to. As with the other box, I can format, copy the needed files, etc. But once the disc is out and the HDD is on its own, same problems.
Also, the only way I was able to run XBPartitioner 1.1 was straight from AID disc. After I did that, and partitioned the extra space in half for F and G, it shows up on any install disc I have in the drive, and also in FTP from the PC.
I tried formatting and copying over my C and E drives via FTP (which are all unlocked, I have never had a need for a locked drive) from any of my given XBOX HDDs, and afterward I could not get any boot at all from HDD. Never had that problem with any IDE drive I have ever used.
If I try to launch any application (be XBMC, DVDx, ConfigMagic, whatever from the HDD (when it does boot into EVOX), it just cycles back into the X2 Config screen, and then right back to EVOX.
I have a few more adapters coming next week, so I will play around with that and get back with some new info. (I also have 2 500GB IDE drives coming as well, and the 1TB WD and adapter were a Christmas present... if it doesn't pan out, I'll just throw the drive into a PC that needs it.) But I would like to get this thing off the ground someday.
Just throwing out my experience so far, useless as it may be. Maybe it can be of some help though, or at least a deterrent
And, no, I am not going to throw out hella cash on that supposed 'Total Micro 1TB IDE drive'. I've not heard anything about it other than in this thread... and if you (or anyone else with money to burn) are so willing, then try it out and tell us your story afterward.