Thanks guys. MadMartigan, I have the 80 wire cable already installed, done when it was softmodded all those years ago. KaosEngineer, it is softmodded and not hardmodded, and I've got 15 years of saves, so I'm not going to mess with it. Overall it sounds like the hardware parts will be a breeeze. Is there any utility to update the various apps and emulators via the web? I've seen some mentions on forums here and elsewhere but wasn't able to figure it out. Then I went down the rabbit hole of trying to find out what version I have and what is the latest, and how to upgrade. So much has changed in 15 years that I feel like I should just start fresh, but I wouldn't know how to do that.
Thank you for your reply. Only hardware piece I'm missing is the SATA adapter, I have all other required parts. Is there any reason not to null the key at this point? I feel like I didn't when I first modded it for warranty purposes, which is no longer relevant. Should I do any "clean up" before cloning? If not, I will try to do so and follow the guide.
My apologies, apparently I upgraded it to a 250gb drive at some point, I likely had help as I don't remember doing it.
Hello Everyone. I am kind of new/kind of old to the scene, as I have an rev 1.6 Xbox that I bought brand new in 2006, softmodded and installed a 160gb harddrive, which is(was?) limited to 137Gb useable space, copied all my bought games to it, threw in a couple emulators, and then just used it on and off and basically forgot anything involved in the process to the mists of time. Recently it wouldn't power on, so I replaced the common 5 3300uF caps that were leaking, and it was good to go. My brain noted that the 16 year old IDE hard drive will not run forever, and I should look at upgrading to a SATA configuration. Due to the time gap, very old versions of software, I have now read so much conflicting information at this point am not sure what to do in 2021. I no longer have the original drive. I don't appear to have an image of either drive (8gb or 160gb) in any of my backups either. My fuzzy memory says this is bad because of linked keys. I do not have a PATA usb adaptor, or computer with PATA. I have an Xbox to USB adaptor, but I don't think I have a compatible thumb drive. Based on my research I've ordered the "correct" Startech SATA/PATA adaptor. The existing drive already has an 80 pin cable. I do have ftp access without issue. I'm attaching a 2 screenshots of my drive/system info, my questions are: Is that key in the screenshot all I need? If not what is the best way to go about backing up the drive/board key "Just in case" things go bad. And is Chimp (https://www.reddit.com/r/originalxbox/wiki/chimp/) still the best way to clone it to a new drive in 2021? I undoubtedly will have more questions, but backing up is my first priority, and once I have a confirmed backup I will be much more comfortable playing with it, and hopefully updating the various software I have loaded. Any "critical hints" or gotchas would be appreciated as well. v
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