Guide to put a PC SATA drive into a Xbox 360

Discussion in 'General Tutorials' started by MSaki, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. MSaki
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    MSaki GBAtemp Regular

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    Hello again im back with a simple mod that idk why i haven't seen around at all...except for vids but no guides.

    first the xbox 360 already has a normal sata data cable port but the dvd drives power cable is a 12 pin in a cubic form which isnt good if we want to make it work on a pc drive (sata).

    here is the txt based guide:

    Sata POWER black wire goes to pin 7

    Sata POWER red wire goes to pin 12

    Sata POWER black goes to pin 5

    Sata POWER yellow wire goes to pin 8

    the solider or twist wires/pins 6 an 4 together so it thinks its a normal drive eliminating the flashing green light every time the xbox 360 is used.

    Photo guide below:

    XBOX SATA DRIVE POWER MOD pic


    complete, wired pic

    all wired and running with it placed on top so i can add a 3.5 sata under it pic


    Thank you for your time MSaki

    !TESTED PLAYS GAMES AND LEGAL BACKUPS! depending on your choice of drive.......
     
  2. Sausage Head

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    alanjohn check ur pm
    explain what it is maybe
     
  3. Devin

    Devin "Local Hardware Wizard"

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    He replaced the disc drive in the XBOX 360 with one from a PC.
     
  4. MSaki
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    i see there is small activitry i have tested my mod and am running it using a pc burner/read liteon i got and is running a flashed custom firmware so it can read xbox 360 games but need to figure out eject maby solder it to eject ground?