Replace Xbox DVD drive with SD card slot

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Re: Replace Xbox DVD drive with SD card slot

Post by Joes2Silly » Wed Aug 12, 2009 4:30 pm

stuntpenguin007 wrote:So is the point of this removable media? You could always just build a usb adapter, and use most flash drives up to 4GB. Its kind of slow, but then again an sd card would probably be slow too.
A usb adapter would suck because the xbox has usb 1.1, which would work with usb 2.0, but it would be like watching paint dry when it loads. :lol:
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Re: Replace Xbox DVD drive with SD card slot

Post by 64M320N3 » Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:28 pm

Exactly.
That is why a CF card would be a desirable option in this situation, especially because it is parallel so it can talk to the Xbox directly instead of indirectly through a Serial>Parallel Converter.
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Re: Replace Xbox DVD drive with SD card slot

Post by Joes2Silly » Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:50 pm

You still couldn't do it because you can't trick an xbox into thinking a CF adapter is a DVD drive. The CF cards would probably be viewed as hard drives, and you can only have two hard drives if your booting linux. :?
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Re: Replace Xbox DVD drive with SD card slot

Post by 64M320N3 » Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:57 pm

Joes2Silly wrote:You still couldn't do it because you can't trick an xbox into thinking a CF adapter is a DVD drive. The CF cards would probably be viewed as hard drives, and you can only have two hard drives if your booting linux. :?
I thought it was possible to replace the DVD drive with a HD if you chip your box...
A custom bios fix might work as well.
Or possibly you could have a CF card that replaces the original HD and has the Xbox's OS written to it and a bunch of games. Or maybe that is just a little too far outside the box... :lol:
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Re: Replace Xbox DVD drive with SD card slot

Post by Harshboy » Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:28 pm

It is entirely possible to replace the DVD Drive with a Hard Drive.

I'm going to give an example of how to use CF Cards, if you go and try SD Cards using some converter and it doesn't work, don't blame me.

What you need to do is bridge Pin 5 and 6 to Ground and supply 3.3v to Pin 7 on the DVD Drive Power Cable (The connector where the yellow cable plugs into)

After you do that, get a Molex Splitter and connect the IDE and Molex/whatever you can get 5V out of to the CF to IDE Adapter. Now the Xbox will always think that the drive is closed and it will be able to read the CF card if you have a modded Xbox and an appropriate way to access the files on the CF Card via a File Browser. It should show up as the D:/ Drive in any Dashboard.

Don't blame me if you copulate something up or it doesn't work.

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Re: Replace Xbox DVD drive with SD card slot

Post by 64M320N3 » Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:45 pm

I thought if you had a modchip then it would work... if you soldered it closed, like you said.
However, people have reported that it doesn't work with softmods. What gives?
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Re: Replace Xbox DVD drive with SD card slot

Post by Harshboy » Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:47 pm

64M320N3 wrote:I thought if you had a modchip then it would work... if you soldered it closed, like you said.
However, people have reported that it doesn't work with softmods. What gives?
The TSOP must be flashed for those with Softmods.

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Re: Replace Xbox DVD drive with SD card slot

Post by 64M320N3 » Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:49 pm

Oh, well that's convenient.
I might actually try this mod now.
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Re: Replace Xbox DVD drive with SD card slot

Post by Joes2Silly » Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:03 pm

I still have my doubts, but I'm not holding my breath over here :wink:
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Re: Replace Xbox DVD drive with SD card slot

Post by wallnutz » Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:33 pm

Joes2Silly wrote:I've seen SD to IDE adapter's before, but you'd almost get more space with just your stock xbox hard drive. I believe the only way you can run two hard drives is if you are booting linux, but I haven't tried it so I don't know for sure.
there is a way to run duel harddrives. llama sells the cables needed for this. not sure of all the steps you have to take to make it run

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Re: Replace Xbox DVD drive with SD card slot

Post by dslitemodder » Sun Aug 23, 2009 12:00 am

didn't read the entire thread but this is the solution to your problem
http://www.amazon.com/SD-CF-II-Type-Ada ... 07&sr=1-12

it's compact flash and it supports sdhc. Happy modding :mrgreen:

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