thunder
Hi chaps,i know this is totally unrelated to RC but there are some very knowledgeable folk on here so I thought I would ask,,,,i have taken 2 internal HDDs out of 2 2003 ish XBOXES,i have connected them to my pc via a stand alone hdd multiport device which is connected to pc via usb,the pc informs me that the hdd are working correctly and identifies them in programs and features but the pc will not display any info from them in the usual place,i am guessing that the pc is not reading them,would that be correct ? and is so how do I fix it ? I have windows 10,,,thanks all
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Wildthing
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Hi chaps,i know this is totally unrelated to RC but there are some very knowledgeable folk on here so I thought I would ask,,,,i have taken 2 internal HDDs out of 2 2003 ish XBOXES,i have connected them to my pc via a stand alone hdd multiport device which is connected to pc via usb,the pc informs me that the hdd are working correctly and identifies them in programs and features but the pc will not display any info from them in the usual place,i am guessing that the pc is not reading them,would that be correct ? and is so how do I fix it ? I have windows 10,,,thanks all

I know on my older pc's where I installed a second hard drive one had to be made a slave. My new pc was built with two, one of which is a SSD (??) but I didn't do it so not sure what was done to make it work. That's all I got for you .
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Grantman
XBOX hard drives use a goofy file structure that isn't compatible with any pc. They can be returned to usable format but you'll need PC-compatible firmware for the drives, and as old as they are that'll be a trick. Save the power bricks tho, they make a great power supply for battery chargers or 3D printers.
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thunder
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I know on my older pc's where I installed a second hard drive one had to be made a slave. My new pc was built with two, one of which is a SSD (??) but I didn't do it so not sure what was done to make it work. That's all I got for you .

I learned last night the difference between a master and a slave in HDD talk,kinda the same as in the human version ha,,thanks for your comment matey.
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thunder
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XBOX hard drives use a goofy file structure that isn't compatible with any pc. They can be returned to usable format but you'll need PC-compatible firmware for the drives, and as old as they are that'll be a trick. Save the power bricks tho, they make a great power supply for battery chargers or 3D printers.

I had hoped to transfer the audio tracks from the XBOX hdd but returning them to a usable format will probably delete everything,i will therefore simply put them in storage rather than bin them. thanks for your help.
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thunder
I also have an internal hdd from a freecom media player which was purchased in around 2010 and I am getting the same response from my pc with that hdd as well.
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JEB
You can try using Party Buffalo Drive Explorer to read Xbox hard drives on the PC.

https://digiex.net/threads/party-buffalo-drive-explorer-2-0-1-0-download-xbox-360-fatx-hard-drive-usb-explorer.7328/
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