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Original XBOX SATA HDD Help

Years back I soft modded my xbox with splinter cell and later upgrading it with a 250GB IDE HDD

Now 10 years have past and I feel like making another but this time I want to fit a 3TB or  4TB SATA HDD with a SATA/IDE adapter and was wondering if anyone here could give me some tips on the best type of adapter to use or if such a large capacity HDD is even possible ?


Hello 65sc102:

The original XBOX will support that big of a HDD but the problem is that the HDD will usually get corrupted or you will have hangs or long load times due to HDD fragmentation. I do not know if this is the same with a softmod or not. I had my XBOX with a Smart XX V3 and then disabled my Smart XX and eventually removed it after I was able to do a successful TSOP Flash. I have a very cheap and nasty looking IDE to SATA Adapter. The problem is that most SATA Drives will not lock. This is why I chose to do a TSOP where you do not need to worry about any HDD locking at all.

My ultimate plan is to eventually invest in a 4TB SATA SSD! I hope this will eliminate all of the fragmentation lockup and long load problems that I had when I was trying to run the SATA 4TB HDD! In order to get the 4TB HDD to work you also need to lba 48 patch the BIOS. I can not remember if I used a pre patched Executer 2 flash file or if I patched the file with EVtool. If you use EVtool you use it at your own risk and it is mostly used for mod chip flash files and Evox flash files as well!  I too want to get this ting up and running again very soon but the problem had been the funds toward the very expensive 4TB SATA SSD! The only reason I am game is if all fails I will have at least a very nice SSD for my Desktop worse case.




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