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Post Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:15 pm   
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Just got a softmod XBOX off craiglist. It has UnleashX as the default dashboard. I want to turn the xbox into a media player.

So I installed XBMC as app, uploaded some movies, everything was working well except that I need a bigger hard drive..I read some tutorial here aht it seems to be fairly easy to do that. I got one question though, can I use an old HD that used to be on my computer, or I need to get a brand new one?

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Post Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:10 am   
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pggsb wrote:
Just got a softmod XBOX off craiglist. It has UnleashX as the default dashboard. I want to turn the xbox into a media player.

So I installed XBMC as app, uploaded some movies, everything was working well except that I need a bigger hard drive..I read some tutorial here aht it seems to be fairly easy to do that. I got one question though, can I use an old HD that used to be on my computer, or I need to get a brand new one?

Thanks!


With softmodding you NEED to have a drive that locks. Luckily I had an old IDE hard drive that had a locking function. For a full list of drive models check here

http://xboxdrives.x-pec.com/?p=list


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:31 am   
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frozenfire1 wrote:
pggsb wrote:
Just got a softmod XBOX off craiglist. It has UnleashX as the default dashboard. I want to turn the xbox into a media player.

So I installed XBMC as app, uploaded some movies, everything was working well except that I need a bigger hard drive..I read some tutorial here aht it seems to be fairly easy to do that. I got one question though, can I use an old HD that used to be on my computer, or I need to get a brand new one?

Thanks!


With softmodding you NEED to have a drive that locks. Luckily I had an old IDE hard drive that had a locking function. For a full list of drive models check here

http://xboxdrives.x-pec.com/?p=list


Best Regards,
Frozenfire1


I guess that means I can use an old HD from my PC as long as it is lockable?


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:22 am   
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Yes, as long as its lockable and an IDE HDD it should work just fine.
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Post Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:43 pm   
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Great! Thanks!


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 6:21 am   
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All right,, just got a brand new 500 GB Western Digital hard drive. Model number WD5000JBRTL, I probably have turned it into a 500 GB paper weight...Help plz!!
The XBOX is V 1.6, and the instruction I used can be found at http://www.xbox-hq.com/html/xbox-tutorials-185.html

It used XBOXHDM v 1.9 to build the new drive, I followed the instruction and everything went smoothly, at the end HD was locked, I got the HDD key and password and everything. However, when I connected the new HD into XBOX and turn it on, it boot into the MS Dashboard instead of the UnleashX dashboard. I put back the original HD and it went staight into UnleashX without any problem.

I then connected the new HD back to PC, and tried to unlock it or re-build dit again. Even though I could see the HD was connected in Bio, the XBOXHD tool would complaint no drive found in the primary master when I tried to run unlockhd -a, the XBROWSER also complaint about the same thing. It looked like XBOXHDM couldn't recognize the hard drive any more.

Is there any way to fix? Much appreciated!!

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 6:25 am   
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Just soft mod the 500GB and your good to go.


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Softmodding an xbox is ridiculously easy. With the right stuff it takes like 10 minutes or less.
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