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Old Oct 04, 2002, 12:20 AM
buscuitboy buscuitboy is offline
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Question how hard is it to upgrade the xbox hard drive??

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I've seen some places selling xbox units with larger hard drives (80GB & 120GB). Is the hard drive in the xbox a standard PC hard drive? If so, would it be hard to do myself in the future if I just get a regular xbox with the standard 8GB hard drive? I don't want to pay extra now, but I might find that I may want to upgrade it at a later date. I've done it easily with a regular PC, but was just curious about the procedure involved with an xbox. Thanks
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Old Oct 04, 2002, 10:52 AM
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you ahve t set the hdd up a bit but it only takes a few minutes, then yep just plug it in and your nearly away, you do need a mod chip installed though which supports the hdd upgrade or else flash the onboard bios, search this frum for more info
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Old Oct 04, 2002, 02:29 PM
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You need a certian modchip to upgrade a HD, and set it up.
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Old Oct 04, 2002, 06:45 PM
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Tops out at 120 gig at this time. You can put bigger than that in but not worth it. Eventually the hd get slower as it fragments. Also, it takes time to put the game on the HD. etc. read the board youll find plenty of info
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Old Oct 06, 2002, 09:26 PM
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[i]Originally posted by Ninja [/i]
[B]you ahve t set the hdd up a bit but it only takes a few minutes, then yep just plug it in and your nearly away, you do need a mod chip installed though which supports the hdd upgrade or else flash the onboard bios, search this frum for more info [/B]

hi, i have a xecuter chipped xbox, can i just take out my xbox hardrive and put in a 40gig one? what do u mean u have to set your hd first? im guessing u need a pc to set the hd right?? if thats they case, i havent got a pc, does this mean im ****ed then?

thanks in advance,

p.s. i can get a copy of that goldberg without a pc thing evox 2 on dvdr off someone, can i use that disk to set the hardrive?
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Old Oct 07, 2002, 04:01 AM
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Firstly as said you need a modchip that supports the hard drive upgrade.

Then connect the X-box up to your PC using either cross over cable or standard cable and HUB.

I burnt the latest Evolution X on a DVDr with a modified evox.in that gave me a staitic IP 192.168.0.2
also under ftp put:-
user = xbox and passsword = xbox.
also enable the install Menu.

Set my home PC to 192.168.0.1

Ran FlashFXP

went to quick connect, put in
192.168.0.2
xbox
xbox

then copied drives c and e to PC hard drive.

Disconnected from FlashFXP

Switched off X-box

Swap Hard drive

turn on X-box with Evolution X still in drive.

Then go to Install menu and run Action 11

that formats the hard drive in about 30 seconds.

Connect to X-box with FlashFXP and then copy all the files back to C and E.

At this stage you can setup Evolution X and games on the hard drive.

Remove Evolution X from drive and reboot.

All should be fine.
 

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