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Thread: Moving Xbox DVD drive

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    Thanks everyone for the input. Construction on my new center counsil (spell check lol) is going underway in the next few weeks, what I plan on doing is to put the xbox in the center with out the cas, and make a new case but move the dvd so it is facing out, while keepin the rest of the components hidden in the center. I plan on using one of the ata cables that are 36 in length and upgrading the dvd and the hard drive and use Linux. It may suffer a little bit in performance due to the length of the ata, but it should be minimal. Thanks again, and any other comments, suggestions would be awesome.

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    what do you use your xbox for? just games/dvds? or did you mod it for linux?

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    I have a question that sorta-goes along with this post,...

    Will any cd drive work w/ the xbox, the reason i ask is because i want to use a slot style drive rather than the cd tray system. Will this work?

    Thanks!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RangerEDGE
    I have a question that sorta-goes along with this post,...

    Will any cd drive work w/ the xbox, the reason i ask is because i want to use a slot style drive rather than the cd tray system. Will this work?

    Thanks!!!
    No - there are only 3 DVD drives that are compatible with the XBox. The 3 drives are made by Thompson, Phillips & Samsung. The Samsung drive is supposed to be the best for compatibility with different types of DVD media. Thompson is the worst.

    Do research on eBay and xbxo-scene.org(.com?) for the different options.

    -HD

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    BLING!

    http://www.xbox-scene.com/articles/dvddrive.php

    Btw, it is not recommended to do...the PC drive will be unable to read any Xbox orginial media (AKA games) unless you do hot swaps with the old drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kandyman676
    BLING!

    http://www.xbox-scene.com/articles/dvddrive.php

    Btw, it is not recommended to do...the PC drive will be unable to read any Xbox orginial media (AKA games) unless you do hot swaps with the old drive.

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    Woh! Thanks for the info man.

    I was always under the impression that xbox components were "married" together (i.e. only certain types of components would work with the unit). Anyways, if you're interested in playing official XBox games, you're going to have to go with my suggestion. But, if all you are going to do is play backups (or copy backups onto your xbox hdd) than this will be fine.

    -HD

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    no problem:-) I have one fully modded xbox, and another one waiting to be modded to be sold. I thought about replacing the drive in the one, but its much more hassle then its worth.

    I did however do the custom 200GB harddrive install and a custom neon fan install:-) much easier then I thought it was going to be.
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