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Old 03-11-2006, 04:30 AM   #1
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Default XBOX Hardrive onto PC??

As I have an old XBOX that the DVD Rom drive failed on, would it be possible to take out the hardrive and put it in a pc???

I know it's only 8 - 10 GBs but it's a waste just sitting there. Also if I got my hands on a spare DVD Rom drve for the XBOX anytime in the future would it be possible to put the hardrive back in the XBOX??
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Old 03-11-2006, 05:37 AM   #2
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I have a spare xbox hard drive and yes you can use it on the pc, you would just need to format it.

In regards to replacing the drives, it is possible, I find that [URL=http://www.xbox-scene.com/Xbox Scene[/URL] is an excellant site for xbox related problems etc.

This guide gives you instructions on how to install a new DVD drive

Replacing DVD drive

In regards to the dvd drive itself, I have read that you can use pc dvd drives but it may involve you needing to buy an adaptor for it, from 40 pin to 50 pin, which I am not clear on so would need some further research.
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Old 03-11-2006, 01:28 PM   #3
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I just tried that link.. Gave me some weird error.
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You can't use the Xbox hard drive and just plug it in. It's locked and uses different firmware.
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Old 03-11-2006, 01:57 PM   #5
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Thats why you reformat it..
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And how will you reformat it if it won't even work in your PC in the first place? Also, if you reformat it, your Xbox won't be able to use it.
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Dunno

But hell.. With some computer tech out there im sure its possible.
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The hard drives in an Xbox are locked with this special software so that only the Xbox's UI and firmware can detect and work with it.
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Old 03-11-2006, 02:57 PM   #9
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And how will you reformat it if it won't even work in your PC in the first place? Also, if you reformat it, your Xbox won't be able to use it.
True. But, there is some kind of programs by hackers that actually format it for the PC..and format i for the XBOX, if you have like a 500GB or whatever.
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