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Xbox IDE cable upgrade

Post by Nolan » Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:04 pm

I heard that you can upgrade the IDE cable for faster transfering, what IDE cable i must buy?

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Re: Xbox IDE cable upgrade

Post by MrMajst3r » Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:31 pm

You have to buy 80pin ATA cable. But it doesn't affect FTP or DVD speed. Only local HDD's transfer could be faster.
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Re: Xbox IDE cable upgrade

Post by sixties keith » Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:21 pm

is this upgrade really worth it?
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Re: Xbox IDE cable upgrade

Post by captainsensation » Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:29 pm

sixties keith wrote:is this upgrade really worth it?
YES! I couldnt use my 1 TB drive without it, my adapter simply wouldnt function properly with the original one.

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Re: Xbox IDE cable upgrade

Post by Xphazer » Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:30 pm

Well that doesn't mean that it "worth" it because it got your SATA HDD to work with it. :lol:
There was some serious test done long time ago, the gain was almost non-existent.
Placebo effect is VERY strong, not even joking here. Most people claiming faster [anything] suffer from it. (Not what you are claiming here.)
I have to deal with placebo effect in most of my hobby's. Personally I'm not really affected by that, I use 3-5$ HDMI cables. :lol:

And BTW there was already a thread about this: http://www.xbmc4xbox.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=33

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Re: Xbox IDE cable upgrade

Post by captainsensation » Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:51 am

Xphazer wrote:Well that doesn't mean that it "worth" it because it got your SATA HDD to work with it. :lol:
There was some serious test done long time ago, the gain was almost non-existent.
Placebo effect is VERY strong, not even joking here. Most people claiming faster [anything] suffer from it. (Not what you are claiming here.)
I have to deal with placebo effect in most of my hobby's. Personally I'm not really affected by that, I use 3-5$ HDMI cables. :lol:

And BTW there was already a thread about this: http://www.xbmc4xbox.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=33
I tried 3 different adapters and 3 different IDE ribbons from 3 different xboxes. Say what you will, but for the 2 dollars i paid for it and the removal of stress getting the hard drive to be seen i would say it was well "worth" it.

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Re: Xbox IDE cable upgrade

Post by Xphazer » Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:58 am

I will never, ever use a sata HDD in a Xbox. Period. Not cost-efficient and certainly not a perfect science.
Where did the OP said he was using a sata HDD ?
My machines have 500GB IDE HDD in them, just for games. I got a server for the rest, and it would not be a problem, nor hard to get 20TB in there.

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Re: Xbox IDE cable upgrade

Post by captainsensation » Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:04 am

Xphazer wrote:I will never, ever use a sata HDD in a Xbox. Period. Not cost-efficient and certainly not a perfect science.
Where did the OP said he was using a sata HDD ?
My machines have 500GB IDE HDD in them, just for games. I got a server for the rest, and it would not be a problem, nor hard to get 20TB in there.
Thats fine if that is how you feel. The OP didnt say he/she was using one. I replied to keith and in my opinion the cable is worth it as i am choosing to use a sata hdd. Simple as that.

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Re: Xbox IDE cable upgrade

Post by sixties keith » Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:50 am

thanks for the reply guys, like everything else ive seen on the forum ill try it out on my 'test' xbox and see what results i get.
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Re: Xbox IDE cable upgrade

Post by captainsensation » Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:51 pm

sixties keith wrote:thanks for the reply guys, like everything else ive seen on the forum ill try it out on my 'test' xbox and see what results i get.
Good, go ahead and test it, and when you do and you find yourself content with it, be sure to come back here and 'Thank' me. ;)

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