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Hard Modded Hard Drive Bios Help

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I have heard in order to upgrade your xbox original hard drive from the original to a 121gb or more you need a special bios. I am clueless on this topic any help would be appreciated. Also if you couldn't tell already my xbox is hardmodded. Any help would be appreciated!!

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It doesn't quite have to be a special bios, the newest versions of all the major bios's support up to a 2TB hard drive.  You can install a 3TB hard drive but you won't get the full capacity out of it, I believe it only lets you access around 2.25TB total.

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The first set of modified/hacked BIOSes supported up to 137GB HDD's LBA32 limit.  

I think it was paulb that created the LBA48 patch to support larger than 137GB HDDs.  There are many revisions of the patch with v3 being the latest.  

XBPartitioner v1.3 requires the BIOS to be patched with LBA48 v3 else it'll state that larger HDDs are not supported. 

M8plus pre-flashed on the Aladdin XT plus 2 clones being sold at this time only have the LBA48 v2 patch and need to be reflashed with an updated version of M8plus to install the LBA48 v3 patch. - Hexen 2018's M8plus F and G has already been patched along with the DVD check disabled. (EVTool v1.0.9 applies the patch when saving the BIOS dot bin file.)

Even though larger than 137GB HDD's are supported the LBA48 v3 patch is still limited to a 32-bit cluster counter, not 48-bits.

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First Softmod, so you can put in non XBOX discs in, 2nd Soldier the points on the motherboard, 3rd insert Hexen disc to flash your TSOP. I used the EVOX M8+ F& G Bios on the HEXEN 2017 Disc.  I works for my 2tb setup.  I did have to format the HDD with Please login or register to see this link. .  I wrote down the instructions on the formatting, if you want them

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You could FTP the disc to the Xbox and run it from the hard drive.  Just make a directory for it on drive E: and place all the files there.  Technically you could just FTP over Evox dashboard and the bios files  to do the flash.

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On 1/8/2019 at 2:02 AM, KaosEngineer said:

Good to know..Getting back to my Xbox and trying to remember..Thank OGX

 

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