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Why can't I use two hard drives together ?

Discussion in 'Xbox - Hardware mods' started by Lowride66, Jul 10, 2004.

  1. Lowride66

    Lowride66 Guest

    I am modding me box to have two hard drives.

    I have extended my cable to the outside of the box to a empty laptop case and a 120gb hd.
    I have a power switch between the 120gb and the 80gb in the box ...no problem here.
    I formatted the new hd, hooked the two on the cable and presto, I was switching between two drives and playing games from the hd's no problem.............

    Until I went to load a game !

    My DVD acted screwey looey, couldn't copy to either drive, and then I learned it wouldn't even boot a game from the disc.
    I unhooked one hd and all's fine but not with 2, hmmm.

    What gives wid dat ?

  2. andrewb15

    andrewb15 Member

    Aug 16, 2004
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    The xbox only Has one IDE channel so is only compatible with two IDE Devices, Like your PC you couldnt plug 3 HDs in on one UMDA IDE cable.
  3. bbright27

    bbright27 Member

    Aug 23, 2004
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    Actually, you really can add another channel to the IDE cable. There is a great tutorial on XBOX scene that explains how to do this really well. It involves cutting one (or some) of the wires running through the IDE cable and installing a switch there. Here is the link. http://xbox-scene.com/articles/multicon-ide.php

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