External HDD Help?

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Jul 28, 2012

External HDD Help? by Halo-101 at 11:24 AM (1,652 Views / 0 Likes) 11 replies

  1. Halo-101
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    Hey gbatemp.

    my question is.
    Is it possible to use a external HDD enclosure with a internal HDD (with the internal HDD formatted to FAT32) To run XBLA And XBOX Games (Mainly GOD Format)

    The Hard Drive i was looking at would be :

    Seagate 3.5" Barracuda 2TB ST2000DM001 SATA3 7200rpm 64MB Cache Hard Disk

    and the external Enclosure:

    VANTEC NexStar3 BLACK 3.5inch IDE USB 2.0 MODEL

    attatched are some images:

    HDD

    [​IMG]
    EXTERNAL CADDY/ENCLOSURE

    [​IMG]

    Much thanks everyone.

    Edit: Using FSD 2.2 (Default Dash),Reset Glitch Hack 2.0,MS Dash 14619 (Optional Dash),SMB & Crossover cable to transfer games to internal HDD ATM.
     
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    If I where you OP I would get a laptop drive and fit it in the HDD caddy.
    That way you've got everything internal + it's faster then USB.

    But to answer your question.
    Yes.
    It should work without a problem
     
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    cheers what about usb3 enclosure with that HDD?
    Welland 3.5" ME-745S Turbo Leopard SATA to USB3.0

    Is xbox360 compativle/backwards compatible ith usb3 devices? i was thinking abnout this drive with that enclosure.


    WESTERN DIGITAL MY BOOK ESSENTIAL HARD DRIVE 2TB

    Seagate GoFlex 3.5" 2TB External USB3.0 HDD


    What do u recommend is the best way to go out of these 3? .. i would do internal but 2tb 2.5" internal drives are just too expensive plus ide like to have a portable HDD. thanks heaps in advance! :)
     
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    The 360's design is from 2005.
    USB 3.0 isn't really standard today so..
    No,USB 3.0 doesn't work (at least doesn't utilize it's full potential)


    You don't have to get a 2 TB drive.
    I got 500 GB in mine.
    Tossed a few games on it + 100 GB of XBLA and some other stuff and I still have ~250 GB of free space.

    .xex extracts take up way less space then ISO/GOD images.
    Only drawback is that their only executable from the FSD dash.


    I'd go with the internal method but since it's not my 360 I can not decide for you ;p

    If you really want an external HDD then the USB 2.0 one is the best.
    Note that FAT32 has a max file size limit of 4 GB!
     
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    Just wait for a good sale on portable drives and remove them to put on your 360. I got a 750gb for like 70.
    You can always check what GODs size will be as well as XBLA games and come to a number of how much space you will use.
    USB 3.0 devices work with USB 2.0 ports but as said above the 360 only has 2.0 ports.
     
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    I made an adapter that allows me to use an e-sata external 2TB HDD as an internal for my old phat Jtag.
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Then I changed it into a switch for my dual NAND slim.
    [​IMG]
     
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    would this device definately work? usb2.0 and 3.0:

    Western Digital My Book Essential Hard Drive 2TB

    Superspeed USB 3.0
    Compatible With USB 2.0

    [​IMG]

    picking it up tomorrow at jbhifi for $AUS145 ...just really need to no if its compatible? i read usb3.0 works in the 360 at usb2.0 speeds if the HDD is usb2 and 3.0...just making sure..
     
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    It will work yes.
     
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    Confirmed Working Formatted to FAT32! :D front and back ports! :)

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    cheers for all the help guys! :D
     
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    Sweet.
    Glad it works!

    Question.
    At what percentage do you have your fans?
     
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    From memory i am not sure 75,85 or 95 percent i believe i think its 85 but will double check this afternoon when i arrive home. :)
     
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    Ahkay.

    Your GPU and RAM temp where concerning me ;p

    As in mine are ~45 GPU ~45 CPU ~55 RAM at 75% or 80% fans and a 40mm fan soldered to 12v and screwed on the 2nd heatsink of my Falcon board.
     

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