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Defrag an XBOX HDD

Discussion in 'Xbox Forums' started by monkeyleader, Nov 28, 2004.

  1. monkeyleader

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    <oops meant to post this in general gaming thread .. soz ppl>

    Hey all,

    So I have a 2nd xbox (modded) for media files - movies, music and photos. Ive noticed it slowing down and making one hell of a noise over the past few weeks - time for a defrag me thinks.

    Anyone know of a defrag util for a modded xb ?

    Nige
     
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    ive read that it doesnt need to be defragged, i suppose you could always take out the hard drive and put it in your pc and do it that way?
     
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    Can't be done yet - only way around it at the moment is a complete format and reinstall... the FATX filesystem can't be defragged yet.
     
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    if you have another drive (same size or bigger) then you can put both drives in and copy from one to the other. As Andrew says there is no way to defrag at the moment though.

    AVAlaunch were considering it but it seems to have been waylaid.
     
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    I think thats what I'll do - get myself a bigger drive (was running short anyhows) and then copy the stuff across - two questions

    - does the modded xbox have a HDD size limit ?
    - best tools for doing the copy ?

    Nige
     
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    bigger the better. but 120gig should keep you going

    I would FTP it all to your PC then copy it back, watch out for Burnout 3 save game though, has a problem copying over, i believe its locked or something i manged to copy it once,but doing it twice currupted the thing, (try explaining that to the misses after 12 hours worth of playing)
     
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    yer ive got a 120gb in there now so will probably go for a bigger one .. I dont use it for games - only for media - music, photos and movies ... okay i have emulators on there but no copied games ... hmm ftp 120gb .. thats goes to take a while .. i might just stick the xb drive in a pc with the new drive in there as well and do the copy that way ...

    ta,

    Nige
     
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    I wouldn't have thought that the PC would be able to read it due to it being it's own file system, Windows PCs only use FAT32 or NTFS.

    You would have to use FTP, surely you are better off just deleting some stuff off it? You can't have all those movies on there and watch them all the time? Why not just FTP them up to your PC for storage as buying a large HD for PC is very easy.

    Besides I thought that 160Gb was the highest size the X-Box could take.
     
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    some bios' only allow 120gb drives without modding or updating the bios to take more.
    i dont think there is a limit with the new ones afaik.
     
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    So yer I do copy older files off onto my PC and also onto DVD but of course the real problem is it sounds as tho the disk is ready to pack up - reading a folder with only about 12 photos in it takes for ever and it sounds like its going to blow up ... as for the drive limit I best check the bios rev im running and see whats the biggest size i can take ... The plan for the future is to get something like this (http://www.nigelcooke.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=287) and run it somewhere on my home network ...
     
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    FTP is not ideal at all..... If possible, buy a power splitter (or use a pc's power supply) and connect both drives at the same time. (If you have a nice chip like a Xenium then its o/s can do the copy with one click and lock the new drive).

    Other than that you would have to do a drive install using evox with only the new drive connected, then copy the files via ftp as mentioned above, I dont know if there is any software that does the drive copy for you....
     

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