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Original Xbox SATA to IDE Adapter?

Postby Jodo901 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:25 am

So I just freed up a 500 GB SATA HDD that is compatible with the Xbox and I need to invest in an adapter. It looks like the popular one on DealExtreme is "being restocked". I know there are lots of different ones out there. Can anyone link me to a good working one? (I'm in the U.S.)
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Re: Original Xbox SATA to IDE Adapter?

Postby Domspun » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:49 am

I ordered 4 from different eBay and Amazon sellers and one of them worked. It's one of the cheapest on eBay, don't know which one exactly since they all look alike. They're like 3$ each, so buy a bunch! :lol:
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Re: Original Xbox SATA to IDE Adapter?

Postby joewatiii » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:57 am

I just purchased this one off of Ebay and it worked fine for my second Xbox. I usually would shell out like $15 for the Kingwin ones but thought I would try a cheaper one. It is $6.99 and I can confirm it worked fine on my second xbox. I cannot post links but type in "SATA-SSD-HDD-Female-Hard-Drive-To-IDE-3-5-40-Pin-Male-Converter-Card-Adapter-US" in ebay and you will find it.
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Re: Original Xbox SATA to IDE Adapter?

Postby Jodo901 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:13 am

Thanks guys! I found a few I will check out more later. I also saw something about changing from a 40 pin to an 80 pin cable on the Xbox to get these working. Anyone know about that or will the original Xbox EIDE Cable work fine?
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Re: Original Xbox SATA to IDE Adapter?

Postby joewatiii » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:35 am

With a 500 GB HDD you are going to need an 80-pin IDE cable or most likely you will get an HDD timeout error. Error 7 I think.
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Re: Original Xbox SATA to IDE Adapter?

Postby schmupluvr » Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:13 am

https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-Dri ... B00EOJNGC2

Startech costs a little more but they do work.

And yes be sure to use an 80 pin cable.
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Re: Original Xbox SATA to IDE Adapter?

Postby Domspun » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:44 pm

80 pin cable is just better, so why risk it. The Kingwin is not a sure shot, I have one and it doesn't work.
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Re: Original Xbox SATA to IDE Adapter?

Postby Jodo901 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:00 pm

Thanks again all!!!

I ordered an adapter that was about $8. With luck it will be here in a week. I will also test this out with my PS2 which currently only has an 80GB EIDE. If I can get 500GB drives up and running in both I will be ecstatic. I popped in an 80pin Ribbon on the Xbox and it's up and running fine even though it was a bitch to fit it in there. Lol

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