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Is this the appropriate forum? Just wondering if SD cards or thumbdrives could replace IDE drives when modding an original (2001) Xbox.

 

Space, weight, storage, power consumption, heat, durability...

 

Seems like replacing the IDE with an SD or Thumbdrive would improve all of the above.

 

Please, thanks and sorry if this belongs elsewhere.

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ive still yet to mod mine at all just collecting games to copy to a larger drive. mine is a refurbed unit but i think i may need to crack it open to check what drive i have and also the battery seems to be old etc. next would be upgrades and such. we shall see. let me know what you find out on the sd card thing if the dreamcast and saturn can do it i don't see why the xbox cant

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I'm not sure what the most appropriate place on the forum is for OG Xbox ... perhaps "Classic Gaming Central" since it's 15 years old? When I joined AtariAge in 2003, 15 years prior would have been 1988, the NES days.

 

Is this the appropriate forum? Just wondering if SD cards or thumbdrives could replace IDE drives when modding an original (2001) Xbox.

 

Space, weight, storage, power consumption, heat, durability...

 

Seems like replacing the IDE with an SD or Thumbdrive would improve all of the above.

 

Please, thanks and sorry if this belongs elsewhere.

 

With an adapter, I don't see why it wouldn't be possible.

 

 

I think jumping across those interfaces is going to be the biggest hurdle. Here's someone doing it with an IDE to Compact Flash adapter.

http://www.xbmc4xbox.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2897&p=22762

 

It's a neat idea. I wouldn't want to limit myself to 128GB for $100 if I could get 750GB for half the price. The hard drive isn't the only fragile, large, or heavy part of an Xbox, you also have the fans, capacitors, power supply, and optical drive.

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