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Rochey69r
03-18-2002, 03:52 AM
it says 50,000 blocks on the hard disk available i know there is heaps more.

i wanna know how many blocks is a megabyte?

so i can use my space wisely.

any help?? (i seen it on here ages ago but forget now):mad:

Skarp
03-18-2002, 04:01 AM
so i can use my space wisely.

Your going to have to put a rediculous amount of crap on your hard drive to fill it up. Personally I don't think space should be a concern ;)

Rochey69r
03-18-2002, 04:04 AM
yeah i wanna no how many cd's i can put on before my harddisk becomes full!!:eek:

Skarp
03-18-2002, 04:07 AM
Xbox hard drive is 8 gigs. Im not sure of the actual conversion but you could rip a cd that is for example 700 megs in your xbox. See how many blocks that takes up, then do a simple conversion.

How many blocks the cd takes up * 8000 megabytes / 700

I think I did that right?

Toder
03-18-2002, 06:24 AM
From browsing over at xboxhackz.com i have found that there is 4 2 gig partions on the xbox hardrive. And they have said the each partion is used for certian things like Saving games, music tacks, game cache, and then finally for video. here is a link were i was able to see this stuff HERE (http://www.xboxhackz.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=233) These people here are people trying to find ways to tweak their xbox some are really smart and might know what there talking about so i listen to what they have to say.

Halo of Flies
03-18-2002, 07:28 AM
Originally posted by Skarp
Xbox hard drive is 8 gigs. Im not sure of the actual conversion but you could rip a cd that is for example 700 megs in your xbox. See how many blocks that takes up, then do a simple conversion.

How many blocks the cd takes up * 8000 megabytes / 700

I think I did that right?
For each CD you rip to take up 700mb it would have to be ripping songs to wavs which I'm pretty sure it doesn't. Surely it uses some kind of compression..

Hugh_Jass
03-18-2002, 09:03 AM
I'd be surprised if ripping a CD used more than 70 Megabytes. With a 2 Gigabyte partition you should be able to rip about 30 CDs.

El Pollo Loco
03-18-2002, 09:36 AM
I believe the xbox rips to from wav to wav so a cd dhouls take 700 megs.

Snoopy7548
03-18-2002, 10:21 AM
ive ripped 11 full cds, and have alot of saves, and it still says i have 50000+ free blocks.:confused:

Slamming J
03-18-2002, 10:41 AM
Originally posted by Snoopy7548
ive ripped 11 full cds, and have alot of saves, and it still says i have 50000+ free blocks.:confused:

Yeah, I was just going to say that. I have loads of stuff saved as well, and it still says 50000+ free blocks....hopefully that's not an error, and it will always say that...

Hugh_Jass
03-18-2002, 12:41 PM
Originally posted by El Pollo Loco
I believe the xbox rips to from wav to wav so a cd dhouls take 700 megs.

The most probable format is WMA, not WAV.

Snoopy7548
03-18-2002, 12:53 PM
even though it still says i have 50000+ free blocks, when i go into the memory thing, the cds take up like 39000 blocks, so if i subtract, i have like about 11000 blocks left.

Crazy Joe
03-18-2002, 03:01 PM
there is no way cd's are stored in wav, there are stored in mp3 or wma, something like that. wav takes up way too much space.

JJaX
03-18-2002, 03:23 PM
I have 376 (188 songs + 188 Songs in my [all music] album) on my HD and a S4it load of saved games etc.

Mine still says +50,000. You can go into the memory section of your dashboard and see how many blocks each album is taking up too.


When the Xbox "rips" the CD's it coverts them into WMA files, Which are pretty small compared to WAV files.

Rochey69r
03-20-2002, 01:19 AM
thank you everyone but i just want to know how many blocks is a meg?

1000?

100?

250??

are the mem cards 8mb? and they have 10000 blocks on them right?