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Date added: 2004-01-23 Posted by: undertow
Brand: Western Digital Firmware: ya won't
Model number: WD1200JB-75XXXX Manufacture date: N/A
Model name / serie: Special Edition Buffersize: 8 MB
Drive size: 120 GB RPM: 7200
XBOX version: v1.4 Progam(s): ATAPWD, HDLOCK, ConfigMagic Final, Slayer

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DON'T DO IT!!! Admittedly, there must be some WD 1200JB's that will lock. I have 2 of them, one from Oct 2002 and one from Dec 2003, neither one of them would lock. ConfigMagic sees that right off, but I still did it the long way and hung them BOTH (one at a time) as the single drive in a PC and used ATAPWD. ATAPWD sees both drives as "not capable of translating security features." Just like WD doesn't do S.M.A.R.T. These are industry-standard features! Go try to FIND another drive mfr. who makes drives without SMART and Security Commands! You won't!

I used to be a big WD fan, but no more. They were the 1st to do 8MB caches, they were the first to do 3 year warranty. Now everyone has these same specs, including the 3 year warranty, but they'll do S.M.A.R.T. and security translation. Bottom line? WD has gone to crap. Who WOULDN'T want a SMART-capable drive? Engineers too lazy to improve on 3 year-old technology, that's who.

Whoo, sorry about that rant. If you didn't understand any of it, my STERN advice is AVOID THIS DRIVE FOR UPGRADING YOUR XBOX!!! If you're a jerk, and you want to ignore me anyway, do yourself a favor and spend an extra $5 to buy from a dealer who will take a return. It might work, millions of people gamble every day.


#1 - posted by Ersan (169.139.1.*)2004-10-01 15:01:22
WD supports S.M.A.R.T. very well on an actual computer.

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