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Sir Hempsworth
06-06-2003, 11:17 AM
How many CD's can the XBOX hold approx. Also what are the total # of blocks? I'm using over 100k for music alone, is this too much? I'm thinking about getting a 2nd XBOX for games and keeping the 1st for Music storage.
I purchased this XBOX 5/03. Let me know, thanks.

Steve1987
06-06-2003, 01:50 PM
Nobody knows, just keep putting them in until it's says it's full.

Variation-XBA
06-06-2003, 07:44 PM
Originally posted by Sir Hempsworth
keeping the 1st for Music storage.

Why not buy a cheap hardrive for the comp and do it that way?:watchout:

Pink Raider
06-07-2003, 03:52 PM
100k? You mean like 100 MBs. The HD should be able to hold maybe 10 MBs, so it couldn't be 100 MBs.

davenporter
06-07-2003, 03:54 PM
I think he meant 100,000 blocks.

Pink Raider
06-07-2003, 03:56 PM
Oh, crap, I was thinking differently. How much space can go into a block?

davenporter
06-07-2003, 04:04 PM
I'm not sure. I was wondering that also.

Ninja Scroll
06-07-2003, 04:54 PM
chances are da Xbox will hold all your CD's and then some.
We all discussed dis waaay back when da Xbox came out.
I dont even put CD's on there anymore since there are very few games dat allow you to use your own music in da games.

I always loved playing Rallisport just for dis feature!:cheers:


Im looking forward to RAW2, since THQ claims we will be able to use our own customized soundtracks during wrestlers entrances.

Shadow20002
06-07-2003, 10:30 PM
Hey, i am in search which latest titles can play with customized music, racing and action should be very cool. ;)

davenporter
06-08-2003, 12:12 AM
I know GT2002 (which came with my box) allows it. I also think one of the Live demos has it... or something... so yeah, that's cool.

I think THPS 3+4 have it also. I'm getting 3.

Master Gracey
06-08-2003, 02:01 AM
Originally posted by Ninja Scroll
chances are da Xbox will hold all your CD's and then some.

That logic doesn't work when you have about 1500 CDs. :D

Dre
06-08-2003, 01:05 PM
Originally posted by Pink Raider
100k? You mean like 100 MBs. The HD should be able to hold maybe 10 MBs, so it couldn't be 100 MBs.

Just thought I'd point out to you that while you were correcting someone, you yourself are quite wrong :)

The HD is 8 GB. It is partioned into (I think 3) parts. Part for music, part for game saves, part for game cache, etc...

10 MBs is nothing, its about the size of a PS2 memory card! LOL :D

BCan
06-08-2003, 09:05 PM
There are just over 500 blocks on 8 MB memory cards for the XBOX. So transferring that the the approx 4-6 GB you are able to use, it would make it about 250,000 - 400,000 or more blocks to use. It seems to use about 16K per block, so not very aggressive FAT32 partition cluster size...

kenji
06-08-2003, 11:10 PM
I don't see why game developers don't allow you to play your own tracks. That is one of the reasons why some people bought it. For example, NBA Street Vol, 2 is a perfect game to play your own music, but it doesn't allow you. The only games I have that allow you to play your own music is Deathrow and Project Gotham.

canadianboi3
06-08-2003, 11:23 PM
The Xbox has 500,000 blocks. That is what the guy at Xbox chat said. Well that is correct, kinda. The originals have 500,000 blocks, and the newer ones have something like 350,000 blocks.

BCan
06-09-2003, 09:40 AM
You can never use the full 500,000 blocks, which makes sense for the 8 GB formatted area with 16K block sizes.

I believe it's 4 seperate 2 GB partitions, with at least one you can't actually write anything to, for the game cache, etc. As I mentioned, it is either 4 GB or 6 GB that they will allow to be written on, so that goes along with my other estimate on how many blocks you are allowed to write to.

There are 10 GB and 8 GB HDD installed, but either way, they are only partitioned and formatted for 8 GB..

Cyclone
06-10-2003, 03:15 AM
I think a normal 74 minute album should take up around 60mb since MS uses their own codec which encodes the music files smaller than mp3s. There are 1,024mb's in 1gb and the hd is 8gb. You do the math :) Although granted the partition for the music may only be about 2-4gb. You should have plenty of space though. I have over 300 songs on my xbox and it still says 500,000+ blocks. But this still doesn't answer the question of how many blocks are in a mb.
Anybody know how many blocks the 8mb Xbox memorycard has? We could do the math and figure out what 8gb has if we had that info

DeadlyShrapnel
06-10-2003, 03:41 AM
TRY PRESSING Y THAN X AND C WHILST PLAYING MUSIC, C WHAT HAPPENS:cheers:

Steve1987
06-10-2003, 07:14 AM
Can we trust him? :watchout:

It might blow the xbox up! :eek:

BCan
06-11-2003, 09:01 AM
Originally posted by Cyclone
I think a normal 74 minute album should take up around 60mb since MS uses their own codec which encodes the music files smaller than mp3s. There are 1,024mb's in 1gb and the hd is 8gb. You do the math :) Although granted the partition for the music may only be about 2-4gb. You should have plenty of space though. I have over 300 songs on my xbox and it still says 500,000+ blocks. But this still doesn't answer the question of how many blocks are in a mb.
Anybody know how many blocks the 8mb Xbox memorycard has? We could do the math and figure out what 8gb has if we had that info

Did you not read my post, where I mentioned just over 500 on an 8 MB Memory card. I think that it converts fairly conveniently to 16K for each memory block.......:eek: