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make a hardrive with a usb to ide adapter

Discussion in 'Xbox - Hardware mods' started by loizzo, Nov 17, 2007.

  1. loizzo

    loizzo Member

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    i have already softmoded my xbox and i have evolutionx on it, and i would like to change my hdd. I want to use xbox hdm to format the hdd but i do not want to take the hdd out of my computer and have to worry about breaking my computer. could i instead just use a usb to ide adapter that i could purchase on ebay cheaply and do it this way?
     
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    No!

    Why do you want to take the HDD out of your computer anyway?
     
  3. loizzo

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    am i wrong or to use xbox hdm you have to plug your hdd into your computer and boot from a disk to get the harddrive to work with xbox?
     
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    No, that's correct, however, you don't remove the HDD, just unplug the grey IDE cable temporarily!
     
  5. loizzo

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    yea i just unplug the cable temorarily, but instead of having to do this and open up my computer i could not instead just use the adapter? nad thanks chunkhead for all of your help in many posts
     
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    The adapter doesn't work... a few guys have been trying it recently after hearing it had been done! I'll believe it when I see it!
     
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    What about an IDE to SATA adapter. Can I use one of those to plug my IDE (new xbox) hdd into my SATA motherboard socket and format it that way? jb
     
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    should be fine
     

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