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Old 03-11-2006, 04:31 AM   #1
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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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Actually its only a 4gb drive. And very low RPM. Useless for a PC. but in answer to your quesion.. Its possible. Although hard..
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Old 03-11-2006, 04:39 AM   #3
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ive taken a hard drive out of an xbox, not sure if it works in a pc but i dont see why not, and dont double post...
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Old 03-11-2006, 04:40 AM   #4
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What in the hell are you talking about. No one double posted.

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Oh sorry, just saw the other thread.

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It just happens sometimes. Ive even done it once. Its like.. You make the thread, and the page stops loading, so you go back and enter it again, and boom! You have two threads!
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oh ya i know what you're talking about, hate it when that happens
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Lol yeah! Oh well..

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Yeah, sorry about the double post. Not intended. Connection went dead on me so I checked to see if the post was there and it wasn't. So I did it again...oops

Apologies, but anyway 4GBs you say??? I thought that they were either 8 or 10GBs but the ones with the 10GB were capped to 8GB? If its only 4GBs then I don't think I'll bother.

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http://www.vanshardware.com/articles...11116_Xbox.htm

Okay, that says it has a 10gb hard drive. And I only have a 4gb in mine. WTF?! Wow, damnit mircosoft! Well thats with the brand new ons. And I have the ones with the last bios revisions. So.. Uh.. Hell Looks like the newer ones have bigger drives. And sometime along the way, the decided we didnt need so much, so they took it to a 4gb i guess. Weird.
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That was an interesting read. So going by that I wouldn't be able to put it back after using it in a pc because of the firmware. So Im going to see if I can get a replacement DVD drive before taking it out as it would be nice to have a backup machine.

I got the crystal Xbox as a replacement for the one that broke. Ive got loads of mp3's stored on it so it must be more that 4GB. Maybe in the later machines they tried to save as much money as possible. That sucks
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Tell me about it! I got jipped lol!
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