Re: XBOX Hardrive onto PC??
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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