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    Default HHD Speed?

    Is it true u should only put a 5,400 rpm hhd in ur xbox, not a 7,200 cause the later overheats the xbox?
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    do you mean hdd,if so i have had no problems at all with my 7200 80gb hdd ,it has never over heated at all.

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    i have a ibm 120 gig 7200 in mine and there has been no problems at all. also the ibms are suppose to be bad about getting hot, but i havent had any problems

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    Same here, IBM 7200 rpm drive no probs whatsoever.

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    The XBOX was designed to use a 5400rpm drive. Therefore if you put a faster drive in there, you do run the risk of overheating if you play for long periods of time. I have only heard of one person having a problem that was down to the speed issue, and to be fair the 5.4k drives are cheaper and you are not going to notice any problems as the HD is a lot faster than a DVDR anyway.

    I think there will be many people with 7.2k drives that will use their boxes until their demise without problems, but the 7.2k drives do run a little warmer than their 5.4k counterparts.
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    I've got a 7200 40gb Maxtor in mine, and it works perfectly...I've had afew games crash during play but that's not that unusual.

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    my 123 gig ibm 7200 works perfect aswell

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    I'm not saying they will not work, but prolonged gameplay MAY cause overheating...
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    I also have a 120GB (actually 123 unformatted) IBM 7200rpm drive and have had zero issues with it. It's a bit louder than the Seagates I use in my computers but it gets the job done.

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    rather you than me, i wouldnt trust my data on an ibm without cooling of some kind - heard too many horror stories. but thats just my opinion.

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    Whatever you heard, I have an IBM deskstar and I have played my Xbox for long periods without it getting noticably hotter than the hdd that was in there originally.
    lol, I guess we'll begin to see modded xbox's with huge delta fans sitting on top of the hard disk.

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    I have my original Hdd in my Xbox Works fine no problems yet

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