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#1 XuzI

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 04:30 AM

I have a Western Digital Protege Enchanced IDE hard drive from my old original Xbox.

I was wondering if anyone knew if it is possible to somehow use this HD as an external for a pc, internal for a pc, or if I cant.

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 12:26 PM

I believe so
Here's a compatibility chart
http://xboxdrives.x-pec.com/?p=list
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Posted 06 December 2009 - 04:29 PM

I believe so
Here's a compatibility chart
http://xboxdrives.x-pec.com/?p=list


Thanks, but I mostly wanted to know if there is someway to make it external.

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 07:21 PM

Well if it substitutes the Xbox hard drive, it should also work the other way around
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Posted 06 December 2009 - 10:27 PM

I got it out of my xbox. I wanted to know if I could use that exact one to make it an external for my desktop or laptop. Like if there is a transformer that makes it from its end to USB.

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 06:33 PM

Like if there is a transformer that makes it from its end to USB.


There is circuitry inside the external case that does that
Just make sure you get the correct interface [IDE]
I would recommend the case you get have a cooling fan and it's own power supply
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Posted 07 December 2009 - 09:58 PM

buy a IDE to USB case
they are quite cheap
i know Ritmo make them


http://ritmotech.com.au/onlineshop/product...products_id=338
(there are cheaper ones on the website)

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 11:22 PM

buy a IDE to USB case
they are quite cheap
i know Ritmo make them


http://ritmotech.com.au/onlineshop/product...products_id=338
(there are cheaper ones on the website)



Thank you very much!




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