So I have completed a few of these hard drive upgrades for several atariage members and a couple people who found this thread via google. It is going very well. I am about to experiment using larger than 500Gb drives using a SATA to IDE adaptor and trying to create an xbox that not only has all the emulators but has my favorite xbox 1 games, perhaps the top 50 or so.
Coinops has been continually updated and I believe version 5 is about to be released. if you have not checked out coinops, do so right away: http://coinopsprojec....org/portal.php
an original xbox running coinops 4 equipped with an X-Arcade dual stick with trackball will match up with any MAME setup out there and at a cost way lower than any of them.
I'm charging atariagers $20 for the soft-mod / hd upgrade + shipping + cost of hd. the best way to do this is to ship your xbox to me with return postage, then I just pack it back up and slap the label on it and DONE.
I also have a couple pre-modded/upgraded units to sell outright, although the drives are not 500GB, they are 200Gb and over. the cost is $100 shipped [within usa] and it comes with power, video, & 1 xbox large original controller, $80 if you do not need the cables and controller.
I am also considering this for Wii consoles, installing Homebrew Channel and all the emulators fully populated w/ roms
Lastly, I will be working on controller adaptors for the classic consoles so you can use your classic controllers on the xbox with coinops. this will require donor xbox controllers, preferably the big original ones
Edited by Mark Wolfe, Fri Aug 3, 2012 1:16 PM.