Thanks for the feedback Master Kyodai and Kakuzawa, yeah I think the issue is a combination of software and hardware because I started to see random deletion on my harddrive. I will test this issue with other games as S2XUndub may not be the only one.
I'm looking into putting a 2tb sata drive in anyway so I'm not too skeptical.
If you reformat HDD beware that you will have to do softmod again.
Haha, you don't have to tell me, I've reformatted my box soo many times after tinkering around.
I don't know if this is known as I dont talk about it much but I helped create the exploit for the buffer underflow of the xbox, the exploit used with the hacked save files that load the linux installer for Evox or UnleashX. Fun times.
Let me take the time to thank you Kakuzawa, you've done some fine work on your tools for Shenmue modding. The save editor is a gift from heaven, as I am not afraid of backing up ALL of my S2x saves since I can now recreate them from a master save.
Great work bro.