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Recommendations for new XBOX hard drive?

Discussion in 'Xbox Forums' started by SpoonyBoy, Apr 7, 2005.

  1. SpoonyBoy

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    I am looking to purchase a new hard drive for my XBOX, have been looking at preferably 120GB or 160GB ones.

    I read somewhere that the 5400RPM are better because they will not overheat like a 7200RPM one.

    Does anybody have any recommendations or had any problems with overheating or anything else??
     
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    I've just used a 5400rpm Maxtor without problems. You can use 7200 drives but they inevitably will run faster, noisier and hotter.

    I got a couple of 160Gb from www.technoworld.co.uk

    I'd get a couple as it's getting harder and harder to get hold of 5400rpm drives.
     
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    Seagates 7200.7 7200.8 are perfect for the xbox. They run extremely quiet and hardly generate any heat for their size. They run much cooler than any other 7200rpm drive Ive ever used.
     
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    Cheers for the replies.

    I've already looked on Technoworld.co.uk, got some good prices on there.

    The one I was looking at was this one;
    MAXTOR 160GB 5400RPM 2MB ATA133 D-MAX16
    Product code : 4R160L0

    Don't really understand this ATA133, UDMA stuff, I'm OK when it comes to messing around with software but not hardware.
     

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