Go Back   nV News Forums > Software Forums > Gaming Central > Console World

Newegg Daily Deals

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-28-10, 11:38 AM   #37
LurkerLito
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,550
Default Re: getting a bigger hard drive for 360??

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lyme View Post
Cables degrade with use and environment. It happens.
Yeah I expected that with copper cables but not fiber optic cables that only pass light through a flexible glass tube. I guess I was wrong about that. I thought the only point of failure for optical cable was the glass breaking due to weight or a kink applied to it. I didn't think it could just degrade like copper does.
__________________

Main PC: Asus P8Z77-V Deluxe ; Intel i7-3770k ; GSkill Ripjaws X Series 16GB DDR3 2133 (2x8GB) ; Seasonic X Series X-1050 PSU ; Corsair H100 ; EVGA GTX-670 ; Mushkin 240GB SSD system drive
Old PC: ABIT IP35 Pro ; Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 ; Patriot 6GB (3x2GB) DDR2 800 RAM ; EVGA GTX480 SC ; Antec P190 Case ; EnzoTech Ultra120 CPU Cooler
LurkerLito is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-10, 12:00 PM   #38
Vardant
 
Vardant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: EU
Posts: 1,041
Default Re: getting a bigger hard drive for 360??

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Hunt View Post
Would that even work? I thought you still had to have the disc in, but installing it on the 360 just stopped it from reading from the disc constantly (and making a ****ton of noise).
I've heard, you can make it work without the disc, but I didn't bother to search. I guess you would have to mod your Xbox 360 and I don't wanna get banned.

They could probably make some registration, so the disc would not be usable in any other console and be tied to your account. Who knows.
Vardant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-10, 02:44 PM   #39
crainger
 
crainger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia
Posts: 29,559
Send a message via AIM to crainger
Default Re: getting a bigger hard drive for 360??

Quote:
Originally Posted by LurkerLito View Post
Looks like my 360 is fine. The optical cable went bad? I have no idea how that could happen. Long cable lots of slack no way it could have broke by accident cause it was in the back of my system and nothing has changed back there in a long time. Very weird and unexpected.
Lyme is right. Cables do go bad, Optical cables especially. You'll find co-ax much more rugged, but all current gen consoles love optical.

I've had a few optical cables go on me. None showed any damage. In fact one I had with a kink in it. Actually still works really well. I find the connector wears, most being plastic and you need almost perfect alignment.
crainger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-10, 04:19 PM   #40
HiCZoK4
 
HiCZoK4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Poland
Posts: 3,467
Default Re: getting a bigger hard drive for 360??

Optical cables are quite fragile. I happened to kill one just by dropping it on the floor(it hitted it with plastic ending)
HiCZoK4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-10, 02:30 AM   #41
crainger
 
crainger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia
Posts: 29,559
Send a message via AIM to crainger
Default Re: getting a bigger hard drive for 360??

You're a loose cannon Kiscok.
crainger is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hard drive failure, or something else? LycosV General Hardware 8 08-11-06 05:31 PM
New Hard Drive Install Peoples-Agent General Hardware 3 04-12-06 07:01 AM
Acceptable hard drive temperature? Ninjaman09 General Hardware 12 02-08-05 07:56 AM
Cloning hard drive with dump and restore commands satimis General Linux 2 09-07-04 05:23 AM
I hope it's only a dead Hard Drive Iron1384 General Hardware 5 05-13-04 09:35 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2014, nV News.