Thursday, August 20, 2009

Xbox media center

Last week I noticed a familiar clicking sound coming from my hard drive. I also noticed that the xbox media center was locking up. This was upsetting because I have to buy a new PATA drive. I found one on newegg:

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD1600AAJB 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

I just received it yesterday and I connected it to my xbox with my original drive and tried to run the HDD upgrade tool from my Xenium chip. Everything looked good except I kept getting errors saying cancel or ignore. If I kept hitting ignore, the format and copy failed. I plugged it into my pc and it worked just fine. Great. This sucks!

So I did some searching around and found a program called XboxHDM that would make it work. The first website is a repository of all hard drives that did and didn't work for the xbox. It can be found here. Next, I found an online tutorial or a how to use XboxHDM and that can be found here. So tonight I will try this program and see if that works. Otherwise I'm out 50 bucks!

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