I've recently began working with using bigger hdd. I've managed to install a Seagate 750GB HDD ultra ata 100 into my Xbox. I used EvTool 1.4 to modify my m8 bios so that it supports the bigger hard drive addressing mode. By using this tool I set up the partitions for the F:/ drive to receive all the remaining space. I flashed this new bios to the chip. Then I used the slayers installer disc to format the drive. This created the usual partitions and after it got done, I had roughly 741 GB available on the F:/ Drive. Impressive I thought. However, after I loaded up the dashboard, I noticed that the reaction time to load up the dashboards took a little bit longer to process. This includes going from evoX to xbmc or vice versa. I also had to increase the fan speed to prevent overheating to the drive itself. Normally on my 160 gb hdd, the temp is around 90 degrees F. On the 750, it was more or less around 115 degrees F. Anyways, I'm wondering if there is a way to speed up the processing for booting time on the dashboards so that it is closer to instantaneous time, rather than a 20 sec delay. Maybe it could just be found in the bios itslef that I have modified.