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Post Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 4:33 am   
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This is a cool hack that was done by the folks over at Icrontic.com that involves simply replacing the ATA/33 IDE cable in your Xbox with an uncut ATA/100 cable. An uncut cable is a cable without one of wires cut. I am looking for a source now and I will post it here when I find one. If you find a source for an uncut ATA/100 cable, please let us know and we will give you credit..

Speed Increase? YES!
Icrontic.com - To test the new cable we ripped a Pennywise CD to the HDD and monitored the times with a stopwatch:
18 min 53 sec
16 min 35 min

desiboy - "there is an improvement... if you have DOA3.. when you get to the character select screen.. it takes a couple seconds for the characters to load... with the ATA100 cable.. the characters load in about half a second to a second.. its faster.. and its noticeable.. same goes with levels in halo.. do load a few seconds faster"

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:59 am   
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Your talking about replacing the 40-pin connector with an 80-pin connector huh? I did that with my other xbox, it did make it faster.
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Post Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:00 pm   
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Wes please keep me informed on this topic and where to get the supplies. It sounds like it would be a good mod. Thanks and have a great day. Very Happy


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 2:47 pm   
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Well i think this is the cable thay are useing http://www.cyberguys.com/templates/searchdetail.asp?productID=3072
Im going out to the pc shop soon to see if its a commen wire and if thay have it in stock.


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 3:21 pm   
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Thanks for the tip!

I'll try this in one of my xboxes. Sounds like a good way to speed up any xbox, modded or not and low cost too.

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 3:50 pm   
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tweaked wrote:
Thanks for the tip!

I'll try this in one of my xboxes. Sounds like a good way to speed up any xbox, modded or not and low cost too.


True that guy cheap ez and no way to muck it up.
All things i look for in a fix or mod.
I just cant fig why thay diddent use them off the line.


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Just found some info and a place to get the cable for like 5 bucks.
http://www.xboxrepairguide.com/ata-133-ide-cable-p-81.html


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This is the guide i used-->http://www.web-nine.com/projects/xbox/ide/
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Nice guide darth and for the folks that dont need it like right now you can get it here for 3 bucks yes i said 3 BUCKS! http://www.directron.com/ata1331.html
Im ordering mine now.


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:19 pm   
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whats the odds of finding a ATA 133 in a computer? because my dad picks up broken computers from this company all the time and I have a big pile of IDE cables.


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:37 pm   
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Most of the new pc's have them stock just got to know what your looking for.


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If only mine could, mine has a 40-pin in it...
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Thanks alot Wes. Very Happy I just ordered my cable and should be recieving it shortly. Not only was it only 3 dollars but I got free shipping too!!!! I think I will be ordering more from this company,they have some pretty nice stuff. Anyhow just wanted to thank you for the link and info.


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Cool deal reb and no prob it what i try to do. Very Happy
Got mine on the way might be here i dident check the mail today. Laughing


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Well i got my 133 cable today had to tweak it to work since the cord wont line up if you fold it like the OG cord, but its worth it i get havent even seen the lodeing icon on XBMC since i installed it.
If you dont have one get it its the cheapest upgrade i have done to my xbox and got grate speed boost from it. Very Happy


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