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#24631 tribalnoise   Official Threadkiller CAGiversary!   1930 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

tribalnoise

Posted 11 December 2018 - 06:31 PM

Speaking of hard drives, this isn't for everyone, more for a handful of games you access a lot and need a $7 to $10 or so Sata III to USB case or at least cable also, but by far has been my most bang for the buck purchase I've made for gaming in awhile. Was trying to beat the server closure tonight/tomorrow on Final Fantasy XV "comrades" DLC and if anyone has ever played that it's sit back and literally wait minutes for not just the initial load but between individual missions. The difference was crazy after I installed this. Threw Red Dead Redemption 2 on it, didn't stopwatch the thing but the initial load there I was probably seeing 10-12 old west pictures burn in and out during the initial loading screen now I'm down to 3-4. As a system upgrade I highly recommend. 

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/382142736339

 

Intel 512gb SSD drive $55 free shipping 

can you pm me the tutorial you used to accomplish this drive swap? i believe i already have the cable from when i was researching this a while back.



#24632 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1649 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

p0rn0saur

Posted 11 December 2018 - 06:34 PM

can you pm me the tutorial you used to accomplish this drive swap? i believe i already have the cable from when i was researching this a while back.

I didn't do a drive swap, just added it on as an external

 

 

edit: I believe the USB 3.0 is already faster than the Xbox internals IDE's 



#24633 jimbo8574   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   7844 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 11 December 2018 - 06:37 PM

I didn't do a drive swap, just added it on as an external

Pretty neat idea.  I MIGHT even have a 256GB SSD as well.  Have to check.



#24634 Pheran   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1130 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 11 December 2018 - 06:39 PM

I really want to replace my internal X1 drive with an SSD. I have a crapton of external drives right now, but it'd be nice to have something for long loading games I'm currently playing.

It's doable, though the drive on the X1 is a pain in the ass to get to.  I used a 2TB Seagate Firecuda SSHD, but you could go with a full-blown SSD if you want to spend the money.

 

https://gbatemp.net/...console.496212/



#24635 2ndopp   CAG Assassin CAGiversary!   190 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

Posted 11 December 2018 - 07:53 PM

Well that was a hell of a lot of grinding but I officially finished the FFXV Comrades achievements.



#24636 tribalnoise   Official Threadkiller CAGiversary!   1930 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

tribalnoise

Posted 11 December 2018 - 08:04 PM

I believe the USB 3.0 is already faster than the Xbox internals IDE's 

i think you're right. even xbox one x is limited to sata 2 with internal drives.

 

https://www.tomshard...ails,35282.html

 

my problem is i've already maxed out my usb ports with high-capacity storage.



#24637 tribalnoise   Official Threadkiller CAGiversary!   1930 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

tribalnoise

Posted 11 December 2018 - 08:05 PM

It's doable, though the drive on the X1 is a pain in the ass to get to.  I used a 2TB Seagate Firecuda SSHD, but you could go with a full-blown SSD if you want to spend the money.

 

https://gbatemp.net/...console.496212/

ha, nice. i've been following XFiX on youtube about all this hard drive stuff for some time.



#24638 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1649 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

p0rn0saur

Posted 11 December 2018 - 08:19 PM

i think you're right. even xbox one x is limited to sata 2 with internal drives.

 

https://www.tomshard...ails,35282.html

 

my problem is i've already maxed out my usb ports with high-capacity storage

I wasn't maxed had a back and that front port still open, although I couldn't have something plugged into the front port just for aesthetics. This is just me I'd ask myself if I'm going to access all that stuff any time soon, or do I want an incredibly better load time wait for the stuff I'm going to play. Granted I don't know if it makes much difference on everything, but that FF 15 and Red Dead 2 I've been playing the last couple weeks, well worth it. 



#24639 PatFortenbaugh   ALL GLORY TO THE GAME PASS CAGiversary!   901 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

PatFortenbaugh

Posted 11 December 2018 - 08:26 PM

For anyone playing Race the Sun (I see a few CAG names fly by as I soar through the wasteland), there’s an easy portal that appears in either level 2 or level 3 tonight. Not always in the same spot but it was pretty consistent. Gives you an achievement when you enter it once, 4 times, and 8 times (doesn’t matter that it’s technically the “same” portal each time). All in all knocked out 7 achievements in the game tonight. It totally scratches that Star Fox itch without all the crappy non-space missions.


How is it? I enjoyed the heck out of the first, which I bought for like $2 or something, so I’m glad this one went free. Probably next on my play list now that I’ve got a bunch finished in Race the Sun. Unless my clan drags me back for some more Destiny 2 nonsense (I need that hockey fight emote, though).

QUBE is really good, much improved from the 1st (which I also liked a lot). my only complaint is you walk REALLY slow.

And thanks for the race the sun tip. Game is hard AF

 

 

Anyone stuck on the 20s TA christmas challenge, DOA 5 final core whatever (the free one), you can knock out all of them in less than 20 mins



#24640 Bryson   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   194 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 11 December 2018 - 08:58 PM

Well that was a hell of a lot of grinding but I officially finished the FFXV Comrades achievements.

Waiting for the game to go on sale so that I get in on this!



#24641 ChrisD0811   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   166 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

Posted 11 December 2018 - 09:15 PM

Waiting for the game to go on sale so that I get in on this!


It shuts down in like 24 hours...

#24642 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   2251 Posts   Joined 3.3 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 11 December 2018 - 09:16 PM

 

an official xbox internal hard drive is required for playing original xbox games on xbox 360. not sure if this applies to discs but i know it is required for games on demand (aka digital).

i think you can use other drives but it requires several steps of software modification and i don't think it's worth the effort if you have a chance to buy the real thing for $10.

 

It applies to discs, too. Obnoxious, but I doubt anyone is trying to play OG Halo 2 on a 360 these days.

 

For everything else, USB storage works great since they removed size limitations, especially with all these GWG and multi-disc releases (ME2-3, FFXIII) that take up so much space.



#24643 Touch3  

Posted 11 December 2018 - 09:17 PM

 

 

Anyone stuck on the 20s TA christmas challenge, DOA 5 final core whatever (the free one), you can knock out all of them in less than 20 mins

Oh, thanks for this.  I had kind of written it off when I saw the high completion time, but it looks like it wouldn't be that bad to get like 80% of the achievements.  I only have 1 20G left to go, but I'll keep this in mind for some of the upcoming ones.



#24644 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1649 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

p0rn0saur

Posted 11 December 2018 - 09:20 PM

Well that was a hell of a lot of grinding but I officially finished the FFXV Comrades achievements.

I actually ended up enjoying it after i negated the load times and figured out the crafting system. Don't even feel like I ruined the FF 15 campaign, like they warned. I couldn't tell you what the heck happened.

 

Waiting for the game to go on sale so that I get in on this!

Yeah about that... it's shutting down for FF 15 as DLC on December 12th, but it is being spun off into it's own thing. That's why I grabbed a Royal Edition over Black Friday sales even though I had a copy from 2 years ago Black Friday I paid more for. 



#24645 Bloomy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5584 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 December 2018 - 09:22 PM

Got a 3TB to fill full of pornography non-hardcore, family friendly video games.

My 1 TB drive of family friendly video games is getting close to full, so I'll need to upgrade soon.  The shift to HD really sucks up the space, and now with the 4K assets ...



#24646 Bryson   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   194 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 11 December 2018 - 10:20 PM

It shuts down in like 24 hours...

 

 

I actually ended up enjoying it after i negated the load times and figured out the crafting system. Don't even feel like I ruined the FF 15 campaign, like they warned. I couldn't tell you what the heck happened.

 

Yeah about that... it's shutting down for FF 15 as DLC on December 12th, but it is being spun off into it's own thing. That's why I grabbed a Royal Edition over Black Friday sales even though I had a copy from 2 years ago Black Friday I paid more for. 

So let me get this straight, they are taking away something that people paid for only to re-sell it again as standalone? Sounds shady as Fuck! Why does it even NEED to be standalone? Just keep it as part of the main game. Why does every decision with this game need to be to complicated? What a mess!



#24647 Burning Karma   Ready for the mosh pit, shaka brah CAGiversary!   886 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Burning Karma

Posted 11 December 2018 - 10:33 PM

So let me get this straight, they are taking away something that people paid for only to re-sell it again as standalone? Sounds shady as Fuck! Why does it even NEED to be standalone? Just keep it as part of the main game. Why does every decision with this game need to be to complicated? What a mess!

It's free if you already owned it as DLC.



#24648 DGenerateKane   Former Kanenite CAGiversary!   594 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

DGenerateKane

Posted 11 December 2018 - 10:56 PM

 

an official xbox internal hard drive is required for playing original xbox games on xbox 360. not sure if this applies to discs but i know it is required for games on demand (aka digital).

i think you can use other drives but it requires several steps of software modification and i don't think it's worth the effort if you have a chance to buy the real thing for $10.

 

The issue is you need software on your PC capable of partitioning the drive properly. Not regular partition software either, software specifically designed for partitioning the Xbox 360 Hard Drive. The emulator files went on a separate hidden partition IIRC. i think I did it originally 8 years ago for my first modded console, using modified files that made even more games playable. I haven't messed with it in forever, so my memory is fuzzy. Anyway, the requirement for official drives was because of that. If you plugged an unofficial drive of the correct size in an unmoddifed xbox and formatted it, I don't think it would partition it properly. At least from what little I can recall. I assume using the same software I used, with any drive size MS allows (any size drive that wasn't a size MS offered wouldn't work at least back then on unmodified consoles) you could still install the official emulator files. I may even still have the original files archived on some hard drive somewhere in my house.



#24649 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1649 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

p0rn0saur

Posted 11 December 2018 - 11:06 PM

So let me get this straight, they are taking away something that people paid for only to re-sell it again as standalone? Sounds shady as Fuck! Why does it even NEED to be standalone? Just keep it as part of the main game. Why does every decision with this game need to be to complicated? What a mess!

post below/above is correct, you still get it if you had already played and downloaded it I assume. I just had to grind it out because most likely the achievements would be lost. Why every decision with the game has to be complicated I'm sure Square has wondered that themselves why it was in development since FF 13 if I recall under the name 13 versus. Recent actions suggest they are cutting bait on it now and just saying yeah we don't know what were doing anymore, hold out hope for FF 7 remake, and Kingdom Hears 3 will hit early next year. 



#24650 tribalnoise   Official Threadkiller CAGiversary!   1930 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

tribalnoise

Posted 11 December 2018 - 11:11 PM

The issue is you need software on your PC capable of partitioning the drive properly. Not regular partition software either, software specifically designed for partitioning the Xbox 360 Hard Drive. The emulator files went on a separate hidden partition IIRC. i think I did it originally 8 years ago for my first modded console, using modified files that made even more games playable. I haven't messed with it in forever, so my memory is fuzzy. Anyway, the requirement for official drives was because of that. If you plugged an unofficial drive of the correct size in an unmoddifed xbox and formatted it, I don't think it would partition it properly. At least from what little I can recall. I assume using the same software I used, with any drive size MS allows (any size drive that wasn't a size MS offered wouldn't work at least back then on unmodified consoles) you could still install the official emulator files. I may even still have the original files archived on some hard drive somewhere in my house.

TLDR: just spend the $10 on the official hard drive



#24651 Dagolara   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   646 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Dagolara

Posted 12 December 2018 - 12:16 AM

Thanks for the message XBL! 5f7BHFc.png



#24652 Donken   President & CEO CAGiversary!   3514 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 12 December 2018 - 12:23 AM

Thanks for the message XBL! 5f7BHFc.png


I got a rock too.

“Thank you for watching The Game Awards on Mixer. Sorry, you are not a winner of Battlefield V. Keep enjoying great content on Mixer!”

#24653 braiiins  

Posted 12 December 2018 - 12:49 AM

Has anyone had any trouble with multiple charges for a single purchase? I bought a movie through the vudu app last night and it took a few seconds longer than usual to go through. I saw 3 confirmation emails and checked my card and was charged 3 times. While contacting customer support this afternoon to get the order numbers I saw that it tried to charge me 5 times but auto refunded 2 of them. Just have an automated reply email right now saying they'll get back to me in the next 3 days.

#24654 CaseX   CAG addict CAGiversary!   2113 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 12 December 2018 - 01:15 AM

I got a rock too.

“Thank you for watching The Game Awards on Mixer. Sorry, you are not a winner of Battlefield V. Keep enjoying great content on Mixer!”

Honestly, I'd rather they didn't send anything.  You're all excited that you got an Xbox message notification, open it to see what you got, and realize it's a slap in the face instead.



#24655 Dagolara   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   646 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Dagolara

Posted 12 December 2018 - 01:54 AM

Honestly, I'd rather they didn't send anything.  You're all excited that you got an Xbox message notification, open it to see what you got, and realize it's a slap in the face instead.

This is exactly what happened. I was watching a movie and saw a message from XBL and was like cool free stuff and NOPE



#24656 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13576 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 12 December 2018 - 02:00 AM

You guys I think we've always had Battlefield V all along in our hearts. By that I mean the battlefield of wasted time watching best live streamer and eSports team.



#24657 Brainwave0   Farvegnugen! CAGiversary!   769 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 12 December 2018 - 03:40 AM

Darn, looks like I missed out on those hard drives. No matter which I select it won't add to cart...

#24658 Super Strider TurbulenceEX   Son of the Old Gods CAG Veteran   382 Posts   Joined 0.9 Years Ago  

Super Strider TurbulenceEX

Posted 12 December 2018 - 04:30 AM

So uh.......I downloaded the Hitman 2 Prologue last month and just installed the full game from the Hitman 2 disc.....and I don't need the disc to play the game.



#24659 jimbobvaquero  

jimbobvaquero

Posted 12 December 2018 - 04:31 AM

The Fortune Island expansion for FH4 is ready to preload on both the x1 and PC. Clocks in at under 7.5 gigs. I'm unsure of any unlock time at this point.



#24660 Dagolara   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   646 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Dagolara

Posted 12 December 2018 - 05:00 AM

The Fortune Island expansion for FH4 is ready to preload on both the x1 and PC. Clocks in at under 7.5 gigs. I'm unsure of any unlock time at this point.

Thurs when the update to patch it into the game hits, likely at 10am PT