HQ NETWORK:   Xbox One |  Xbox 360 |  Auto Installer Deluxe |  Web Games Arcade HQ Network: 1,500 | Guests: 665 | Members: 4 


   Current Location: Xbox_Tutorials custom Hubsan h501A "SHOCK the WORLD" project   |   Conversion Scripts For All Major A/V Formats   |   XONEHQ.COM Celebrates 6,000 Subscribers on YouTube   |   Xbox-Hq Custom OG-Xbox Giveaway!!!   |   New XMV Converter   |   PM Not Working   |   An Apology To All HQ Members   |   ISO Xbox List (scarface)   |   U.S. Xbox modders   |   Custom Video Game Consoles (professionally airbrushed)   |   
  Home | Active Topics | CD/DVD Media | Downloads | Forums | Feedback | Games | HardDrives | Homebrew | My Profile | ModChips | Reviews | Search | SoftMods | Tutorials

Xbox Tutorials & Guides

Browse through a complete collection of tutorials for xbox homebrew & repair or submit your own tutorials..

Original Xbox Download  Install Larger Hard-Drive into SoftModded Xbox Original Xbox Downloads

Install Larger Hard-Drive into SoftModded Xbox

Published by forahobby on 2005-10-29
Category: Softmod | Page Views: 85,510


Tutorial by: Michael Brim/TechFreaks.org

This is a follow-up article to my original Modding the Xbox in 10 Minutes. This guide will teach you how to install a larger hard-drive into your modded Xbox. A lot of people will ask for a legitimate reason for installing a hard-drive larger than the stock 8gb one. Here's a reason, games ripped to your Xbox load faster. Booting Halo 2 through the CD takes about twenty seconds to load; booting Halo 2 from the hard-drive takes about five seconds to load. There isn't this night and day difference in all games, but there are plenty of other legitimate uses to using a larger hard-drive in a modded Xbox.

' Remember, it's only legal to rip games that you own to your hard-drive. '

Before you begin, you're going to need the following:
* Torx 10 and 20 Screwdrivers (available at your local Sears)
* xboxhdm_v1.9.zip
* FTP Access to your Modded Xbox
* Blank Hard-Drive
* Blank CD-R/RW

Once you have all of the above, extract the xboxhdm_v1.9.zip to its own directory. Connect to your Xbox via FTP and navigate to E:backupMS. If you used my first article, there should be a file called eeprom.bin in there. Transfer that file to your local xboxhdmlinuxeeprom folder. If you did not use my guide, you will first need to backup your EEProm through your dashboard.



Navigate back to the root of your Xbox hard-drive and transfer the contents of your C: and E: folders from your Xbox to your local xboxhdmlinux folder. The local folders should be empty prior to transfer.



Depending how much stuff you have on your Xbox, this transfer might take a bit of time. Once you have transferred the eeprom.bin and c: and e: folders, navigate to your local xboxhdm folder and double click the make-iso-win file. This will launch the command prompt and will make a linux.iso file.



Use Nero, FireBurner, your burning application of choice to burn this .iso file to a blank CD-R.



Once the CD has burned, turn off your system and disconnect your current hard-drives. Set the jumper on the hard-drive you intend to use in the Xbox to Single Master. Connect this hard-drive. Go into your BIOS and make sure the boot order sets to boot from the CD drive before the hard-drive. Reboot your computer (if necessary), insert the burned CD into your CD drive and it should boot into the Xbox Maker and Recovery Tool program.

It makes no sense to write the following steps in a paragraph format because you just have to hit a number, type a word or answer yes/no. So here is how you navigate the program: (picture guide is located below)

* Press 1 (Boot VGA Console with Xbox-Drive Utilities (default)) and hit enter.
* Type xboxhd and hit enter
* Type yes (do not type y, you must spell out yes) and hit enter
* Press 1 (Build a New Xbox HD from Scratch) and hit enter
* Type yes and hit enter
* Type yes and hit enter (Continue Copying Files from /xboxhdm/C)
* Type yes and hit enter (Continue Copying Files from /xboxhdm/E)
* Reboot once it has finished copying (this might take awhile)
* Press 3 (Boot Linux with Locking/Unlocking Utilities)
* Type lockhd -a
* Turn off your computer













If you want to use your stock 8gb Xbox hard-drive in your PC, turn on your Xbox, if you installed Evolution X using my previous guide, go to System Configuration -> Unlock Harddisk. Turn off your Xbox.

Disconnect the hard-drive from your computer and unscrew the Xbox's six torx screws. Unscrew the Xbox hard-drive's two torx screws; unplug its molex connector and IDE cable. Plug in your new Xbox hard-drive and turn it on. Congratulations on your new hard-drive.



Tutorial by: Michael Brim/TechFreaks.org

Related URL: TechFreaks.Org Official Tutorial
Original Xbox Download  Browse Tutorials Original Xbox Downloads
270 Xbox Tutorials | 4,975,426 page views
 
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z  
 
0  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 | Most Popular Xbox Tutorials ::.
 Members Online (4) / Guests Online (665)
Members Browsing
EdmundShin, kiddnewg, sppv, Hostie,

Legend
Administrator  Moderator  VIP Member  Registered User  Banned Users
 Latest News
Why is it Worth to Try Xbox Casino Games.. ::.
Online betting technology made a huge progress during past years. Not so long ago, players were limited when it comes to availability and portability which is not a problem today. Almost every gaming site has lots of opt.. ::.
.......................................................................
Xbox Games With Gold for February 2018 R.. ::.
METAL GEAR SURVIVE Digital Pre-Order Now.. ::.
PUBG Passes 3 Million Players On Xbox On.. ::.
Xbox Live Games With Gold Revealed For D.. ::.
More News | Submit News
 Popular Xbox Games
Bully
   Page Views: 410876

You're not going to take it anymore. From edgy publisher Rockstar's Vancouver development team comes this dark comedy set in the most vile and sadistic setting yet in a Rockstar videogame: the schooly..
More Xbox Games