Xbox Drives

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Beginning, Mar 1, 2005.

  1. Beginning

    Beginning I'm Beginning Somehow...

    Has anyone ever swapped a drive from thier crashed Xbox and used it on thier PC as a second drive?

    If this is in apropriate I apologize in advance... I know it's a micro$$ productand all... But hey!! The Xbox crashed... The Motherboard went.. :p
     
  2. AudioSlayer

    AudioSlayer OSNN Addict

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    Well.......Where to start

    A xbox drive will work in a pc but the xbox hard drive is locked. That means you cant put in a pc right away. You have to unlock the xbox hard drive. The xbox comes with 2 different hard drive vision. One is a 10 gigabite and the other is a 12 gigabite. There is guides at www.xbox-scene.com/

    If you ask me its not worth it to put it in a pc.
     
  3. Beginning

    Beginning I'm Beginning Somehow...

    Well Thanks for the reply.. :) I know it ain't worth it. But..... Thier are some people around my neighorhood that want to get a second one and hey.. If this works :p

    They can knock themselves out.. :D
     
  4. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    use a pc to erase the disc and it will no longer be locked I would assume by looking at the url posted above. It seemits is just and encypted filesystem, therfoere erasing it completely with a pc will render it usable under windows as is.
     
  5. Beginning

    Beginning I'm Beginning Somehow...

    Hmmm How would I do that if I can't fdisk it?........ When I try to rewrite the boot record it tells me the boot record need updating. When I try to run fdisk it brings me an error reading drive or no fixed disk... Yet bios looks at it perfectly..
     
  6. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    find ranish partition manager and use that to write a standard boot record.
     
  7. Beginning

    Beginning I'm Beginning Somehow...

    k....... I'll try it.. :) Thanks for now..:)
     
  8. Beginning

    Beginning I'm Beginning Somehow...

    Ok... No luck. That program is very difficult to understand... I ideas?
     
  9. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Do Western Digital have any drive management tools?
    I have been having problems with Maxtor drives at work where the drive appears in device manager but not disk management and the Maxtor app has found it and sorted the problem - perhaps WD have a similar tool.
     
  10. Beginning

    Beginning I'm Beginning Somehow...

    I don't know I've searched for something like that.. But all I find is.... Xbox drives should stay in Xboxes.. Oh well So much for that idea.. :)
     
  11. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    No reason why they should stay in there, they are just "Presige" drives. Does really come down to the fact its only 10 gigs tho. A real waste!
     
  12. Beginning

    Beginning I'm Beginning Somehow...

    So true... :)
     
  13. Beginning

    Beginning I'm Beginning Somehow...

    I'm done with this stuff for now.. Someone can close this thread.. :)
     
  14. egghead

    egghead Double O Egghead

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    Looks pretty bad

    you can try a siteummm

    thinking of the url

    ;)

    um

    xbox hack z hmm

    adding the words together might work.com

    anyway

    the site has utillities that can unlock the drive but it looks horrible to try

    Nevermind - looks like nothing there
     
  15. Jay300zx

    Jay300zx OSNN One Post Wonder

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    you tried the unlock command? I fitted the xbox drive in mine eons ago. unlock d: from dos
    then fdisk, format etc