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This program runs entirely on your modded Xbox (including v1.6 models without having to use Telnet) to allow you to hotswap the internal hard disk with another, larger, model.

You'll need a torx 10, 15 and 20 screwdriver set, a molex power splitter, a larger IDE hard disk, and a copy of your EEPROM (normally stored in E:BackupEEPROM on your Xbox). An official Microsoft controller, not a third party one!

Power off your Xbox and open it up. Connect the molex splitter between both your existing and new hard disks. Set the new hard disk's jumper to Slave. Power up. FTP the Chimp2618 folder into your E:Apps folder on your Xbox. Copy the LinuxBoot.cfg file into the root of the E: drive. Ensure you've backed up your EEPROM using your modded dashboard. With your Xbox on and idle in the dashboard, unplug the IDE ribbon cable from the DVD drive (!) and plug it into the new hard disk. Load Chimp. Select option 1 and scroll down to confirm both drives are detected. Select option 2 to clone your existing files over to the new drive. Once that has completed, select the option to lock the new cloned disk. It will use the backed up EEPROM on the master disk to get the security key. When finished, power off. Put the IDE ribbon back onto the DVD drive and remove the old hard disk, leaving only the new one installed. Power on!

For formating F: and/or G: use http://www.theisozone.com/downloads/xbo ... tioner-13/

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(6 Comments) Latest comment was 1 year ago
slimjohn View Profile
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4 years ago
whoa thats real thing 2 do post a video please... thank u!!!!
Synthetyc_Syn View Profile
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4 years ago
Note: This doesn't work with v1.6 Xbox's. Download Chimp 2618 instead (newer build).
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3 years ago
Worked like a charm. Followed the instructions above on an xbox 1.0 version. went from the basic 8gig to 160gig hdd.
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3 years ago
Will this be able to format an hdd bigger than 500gig (2tb)?
zinyui View Profile
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1 year ago
Worked on my 1.6
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1 year ago
I think originally this download was entitled just Chimp 2.6 (still being shown as that in on the IZ Recent Comments list today 19.11.2014) ) when in fact it is Chimp2.6.1.8 and fully described as such in the blurb underneath.

This Chimp update was design specifically to work, and does, on all Xbox versions including v1.6. Before this v1.6 Xboxes could only be cloned with Chimp via a PC Telnet connection. Of only historical interest now, I've no idea why it was necessary and how it worked, so Google if you want more information.

Chimp2618 thankfully resolved these hassles for v1.6 owners so, if you follow the instructions, there should be no trouble.
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