Alaric wrote: ↑Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:06 am
I've got an old 3.5" IDE drive that I pulled out of my old XBox. If I remember correctly, I think I corrupted some of its dashboard files while trying to repair it. I'm trying to use xboxhdm-2.3-beta4 to unlock it and restore it from a backup, but my USB to IDE adapters don't seem to be supported.
Which IDE-to-SATA adapter do you have? Do you know its USB idVendor:idProduct value?
If not, run usbview.exe and find the adapter in the list of attached devices.
https://www.mediafire.com/file/37i63tp2 ... w.exe/file
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076WZ1N4K/re ... jFb1VWV89R
Do y'all have a recommendation for a USB to IDE adapter that's supported?
I tried checking the compatibility list on the first page, but it doesn't seem to differentiate between what's a portable hard disk, sata hdd, etc. Also, none of the devices listed show up in an Amazon search. Do you guys have any recommendations? Should I just get a SATA adapter instead and move on up to a big-boy hdd?
Hmm, I helped another modder unlock their Xbox hard drive with XboxHDM23USB Beta 3. They purchased several different USB 2.0-to-IDE/SATA combination adapters that came with an external power supply for 3.5" drives and found all of them to work. Some did require adding the command-line option to the batch files that called smartctl.exe:
or -d usbjmicron
according to which chipset is based upon (identified by the idVendor:idProduct value of the device).
The USB-to-IDE/SATA adapter linked above is one of them they used.
Also, I'm a software engineer who knows Python, C++, Linux system administration, and CI/CD, and I also need a hobby. The first time I ran Linux was on my XBox in 2006, so I'm feeling pretty nostalgic and grateful to this (ancient) community. Is there anything I could contribute to the cause of getting xboxhdm up and running well on Windows?
Any help to make the application easier to use is appreciated.
Edit: Here's another adapter that I believe is based on the same chipset as the one above:
https://www.amazon.com/Vantec-CB-ISATAU ... 000J01I1G/
It's idVendor:idProduct should be equal to 0x152d:0x2338 based on the JMicron JM20337 bridge.