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Wtd: Components to flash my 360 FW or someone to do it/help me ;p. Hitachi drive.

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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months agoFeedback:11 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
As the title says.
I'm looking for the components to do it, sata cable and such. I'm not actually too sure if my motherboard has a slot for it though so maybe someone can guide me on what it looks like or have me specify my motherboard. So name prices if you have the a sata cable.

Or If a kind person would be willing to do it for me by me sending it to them or doing it locally for me. I'm in huddersfield west yorkshire.
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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months agoFeedback:11 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
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#1
Hitchachi drives arent so picky about sata controllers, you can probably use your onboard one. You just need to use a slax 2 disc to get the drive into mode b and flash with 360 firmware toolbox. Plenty of guides about.
#2
I see (vaguely lol). Do i have to buy this slax disc? I'll still need a sata cable so does anyone have one?
1 Like #3
No, you don't buy the Slax disk, just download it. If you know where to get the firmware then you won't be far off finding the Slax disk. As baconsandwich said, Hitachi drives aren't picky about SATA controllers so if you've got SATA on your motherboard you should just be able to use that.
You can get a connectivity kit that allows you to power the drive from your PC (instead of having to leave it in the 360 for power) and also puts it into ModeB for you (faster and simpler than booting the disk) for around £10, useful if you're going to be flashing several drives or flashing your drive often.
#4
Oh i see now, thank you for the explanation. I'm not looking to flash it more than once really, so I guess I'm just after a sata cable to connect the drive to my motherboard. Or is it possible that I already have one of these inside my computer which I can just disconnect and plug into the 360 drive? I have two computers.
#5
you may have the cable. it depends on your motherboard do you know waht make/model it is. if not google siw.exe and run it. look under the motherboard section and it will give you the model number. if you post that someone should be able to tell you if it has sata
#6
Alright, just done it and here is what it said about my motherboard specs:

Property Value
Manufacturer FUJITSU SIEMENS
Model P5SD2-FM
Version Rev 1.xx
Serial Number MB-1234567890

North Bridge SiS 649 Revision 10
South Bridge SiS 966 Revision 10

CPU Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz
Cpu Socket Socket 775 LGA

System Slots 4 PCI

Memory Summary

Warning! Accuracy of DMI data cannot be guaranteed
1 Like #7
well your computer has sata ports so you may be ok but it has an SIS chipset which isn't the best for compatibility. you should be able to simply plug your drive into the sata port and use one of the guides mentioned above. as you'll be using your 360 to power the drive and your pc to send data to it you'll have to take care of "floating voltage" or you could fry either your 360 or pc or even both. the guides will mention this. if you have more than one hard drive or cd/dvd then you could unplug one of them (if sata) nad use its cable. if not then pcworld and the like will sell sata cables for a few quid
#8
You will have to crack your 360 open to see what model Hitachi it is as one of them needs the chip removed and reprogrammed off the drive, cant remember which one it is off hand
#9
Its possible to tell what drive you have from the serial no. and manufacture date on the box isnt it? I flashed mine so long ago I cant remember any of the sites/tutorials I used lol.

Mine was a Hitachi but was the 78 drive. If you have the 79 then you will need to remove the chip etc as ohdaesu says.
#10
I have 2 X360USB adapators.. happy to sell you one if you like. I'd send it to you for 10 quid.. let me know if you're interested.

http://www.modchipstore.com/Xbox-360-usb-connectivity-kit-X360USB-Team-Xecuter-Mod-Xbox360-16351.html
#11
i thought your mobo has to have a VIA chip set sata controller onboard as it will read fine but not write fine if using any other chip ? my local pc shop does this for my for around £20 to £25
#12
tsar_nate
i thought your mobo has to have a VIA chip set sata controller onboard as it will read fine but not write fine if using any other chip ? my local pc shop does this for my for around £20 to £25


only for sammy and benq drives. i flash hitachi fine on my jmicron controller.
#13
if your motherboard isnt compatible i can supply you a via sata card for £10 delivered

im also in bradford so can do it for you as your not too far away (providing its not a v79)

yus786
#14
baconsandwich
only for sammy and benq drives. i flash hitachi fine on my jmicron controller.


thanks for that i wasnt sure lol
#15
TheGimp
I have 2 X360USB adapators.. happy to sell you one if you like. I'd send it to you for 10 quid.. let me know if you're interested.

http://www.modchipstore.com/Xbox-360-usb-connectivity-kit-X360USB-Team-Xecuter-Mod-Xbox360-16351.html


is that with the connectivity kit?
if so, and if the OP doesn't want it, i'll take that of you
#16
wolf359
is that with the connectivity kit?
if so, and if the OP doesn't want it, i'll take that of you


Sorry not with the connectivity kit. I shorted one out and had to purchase a whole new kit which is why I have an extra X360UASB.

You'll be able to just use the power from your 360.

Anyhow it's up the the OP but I do believe this is much more ideal then a SATA card if the OP just wants to flash the hitachi drive

The 79 is a pain in the butt but doable - If it is a 79FK/FL and you pull out the drive and remove the daughterboard and post it I can sort the 79 for you - I'm in London.

Chris
#17
TheGimp
Sorry not with the connectivity kit. I shorted one out and had to purchase a whole new kit which is why I have an extra X360UASB.


i know that feeling :oops: easy to repair mind you. it just needs a piece of track bypassed with a wire. 2 minute job with a soldering iron
#18
alright guys well I tried doing it myself but I'm stuck on a problem.

Alright so let me explain what i've done so far. I've connected the 360 up to the computer motherboard using a sata cable. Plugged into the 360 is the power and video cables. I have burnt the slax CD, shut down the computer changed the bootup to read the cd-rom only.

So i start up the PC and the 360 at the same time, shortly after, an error message is on the computer saying "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key"

If i disconnect the 360 and boot up slax loads fine so I'm not sure what to do :S.
#19
yus786
if your motherboard isnt compatible i can supply you a via sata card for £10 delivered

im also in bradford so can do it for you as your not too far away (providing its not a v79)

yus786


That would be awesome if you could, never been to bradford city centre, just to the swimming place so i'd have a huge problem finding you.
#20
Oh erm, i forgot to say, my hitachi drive is 0047DJ version.
#21
Pauladin91
Oh erm, i forgot to say, my hitachi drive is 0047DJ version.


Are you following a guide yes?

Basically you're booting from the wrong drive.. You need to boot from you pc cd/dvd drive which has the slax disc in it. You might need to select the right boot device in the bios or your mobo might have a boot selection screen (most asus boards do)..
#22
you do not need to use Slax... I'll PM you the link to the only files you require and you can simply connect the Sata cable to your Xbox once you've booted into windows.
#23
baconsandwich
Are you following a guide yes?

Basically you're booting from the wrong drive.. You need to boot from you pc cd/dvd drive which has the slax disc in it. You might need to select the right boot device in the bios or your mobo might have a boot selection screen (most asus boards do)..


I'm following the textbook guide. I have booted the pc from the pc dvd drive but it doesen't boot up when the 360 is connected, it gives the error message shown above. When i disconnect the 360 and reboot, the slax disk boots without a problem.
#24
TheGimp
you do not need to use Slax... I'll PM you the link to the only files you require and you can simply connect the Sata cable to your Xbox once you've booted into windows.


How so? Is there another way to get the drive into mode b? Apart from the 2 wire trick..?
#25
can i post this link in here w*w.gimp.me.uk/images/iXtreme1.4_Hitachi.rar ?

Don't use Slax or the guide you are using.. it's solely for Hitachi 78 and 79... 47DJ will honestly take 15 seconds once you've booted into windows and then connected your drive.
#26
Pauladin91
I'm following the textbook guide. I have booted the pc from the pc dvd drive but it doesen't boot up when the 360 is connected, it gives the error message shown above. When i disconnect the 360 and reboot, the slax disk boots without a problem.


Sounds like its still trying to boot from the 360 drive. You should be able to set boot priority for your cd/dvd drives in your bios.
1 Like #27
TheGimp
can i post this link in here w*w.gimp.me.uk/images/iXtreme1.4_Hitachi.rar ?

Don't use Slax or the guide you are using.. it's solely for Hitachi 78 and 79... 47DJ will honestly take 15 seconds once you've booted into windows and then connected your drive.


Oh yeah, actually do what he says ^^

I thought you were trying to do a 78.
#28
Sorry for being a thick noob but I can't find in this rar where it says/shows the tool to make the drive go into modeb. Just says in the readme "once you are in modeb do this".
#29
Pauladin91
alright guys well I tried doing it myself but I'm stuck on a problem.

Alright so let me explain what i've done so far. I've connected the 360 up to the computer motherboard using a sata cable. Plugged into the 360 is the power and video cables. I have burnt the slax CD, shut down the computer changed the bootup to read the cd-rom only.

So i start up the PC and the 360 at the same time, shortly after, an error message is on the computer saying "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key"

If i disconnect the 360 and boot up slax loads fine so I'm not sure what to do :S.


Make sure your PC DVD drive is set as the primary boot drive using whatever BIOS options you have. If it still won't boot when you power on the PC and 360 at the same time then just power on your PC first, as soon as Slax starts to boot power on your 360. Check for ModeB before powering off your 360, attach your hard drive, power on your PC to boot into Windows. It's also recommended to eject-then-close the 360 DVD drive a couple of times while Windows is loading - this may not be necessary but I've had a couple of drives where Windows has frozen during loading unless I've done this, not sure if it's down to specific Hitachi model numbers or what.
#30
reddragon105
Make sure your PC DVD drive is set as the primary boot drive using whatever BIOS options you have. If it still won't boot when you power on the PC and 360 at the same time then just power on your PC first, as soon as Slax starts to boot power on your 360. Check for ModeB before powering off your 360, attach your hard drive, power on your PC to boot into Windows. It's also recommended to eject-then-close the 360 DVD drive a couple of times while Windows is loading - this may not be necessary but I've had a couple of drives where Windows has frozen during loading unless I've done this, not sure if it's down to specific Hitachi model numbers or what.


I'm just doing what the above said, they say that I don't need to use slax with my drive type.
#31
Please guys.. i do this for a living.. Download this file [url]www.gimp.me.uk/images/iXtreme1.4_Hitachi.rar[/url]

Extract it to your desktop. The only file your interested in is FLASHIX.bat

Now once your in windows and have your files ready connect the SATA cable to your DVD drive and power on the xbox 360.

Wait a few seconds and open 'my computer' to see if you now have an additional DVD drive.... make note of the drive letter.

Doulbe click on FLASHIX.bat and choose your drive, drive speed and directory where you would like your keys and firmware saved to.

If your computer doesn't detect a new drive try right click on 'my computer' and go to 'manage'.. Check disk management and see if there are any issues within there.

Failing all the above then you're SATA drivers/chipset is not compatible and you'll either need a PCI SATA card or a Xbox360USB adaptor as I've offered earlier.

PLEASE STOP TRYING TO USE THE SLAX CD... YOU'LL SEND YOURSELF BONKERS!!!!!

I'm out for the night so good luck and feel free to PM me in the meantime if you need further help.

Chris

P.S. If it gives you too much grief just open the drive, remove the daughterboard and post it to me.. i'll sort it for free of course.
#32
TheGimp
Please guys.. i do this for a living.. Download this file [url]www.gimp.me.uk/images/iXtreme1.4_Hitachi.rar[/url]

Extract it to your desktop. The only file your interested in is FLASHIX.bat

Now once your in windows and have your files ready connect the SATA cable to your DVD drive and power on the xbox 360.

Wait a few seconds and open 'my computer' to see if you now have an additional DVD drive.... make note of the drive letter.

Doulbe click on FLASHIX.bat and choose your drive, drive speed and directory where you would like your keys and firmware saved to.

If your computer doesn't detect a new drive try right click on 'my computer' and go to 'manage'.. Check disk management and see if there are any issues within there.

Failing all the above then you're SATA drivers/chipset is not compatible and you'll either need a PCI SATA card or a Xbox360USB adaptor as I've offered earlier.

PLEASE STOP TRYING TO USE THE SLAX CD... YOU'LL SEND YOURSELF BONKERS!!!!!

I'm out for the night so good luck and feel free to PM me in the meantime if you need further help.

Chris

P.S. If it gives you too much grief just open the drive, remove the daughterboard and post it to me.. i'll sort it for free of course.


Thank you very much for your help mate, the drive just isin't showing up in my computer when I power up the xbox, I've tried changing the port its connected to on the motherboard too. Perhaps my motherboard just isin't compatible ;(. What a headache this has been and still haven't been able to it after a day of faffing about. Maybe I could speak with you on msn? If all else fails then I'd be very greatly if i could take you up on that last offer of sending it to you.


Thanks again.
#33
TheGimp
Please guys.. i do this for a living..


Just checked out your website. You charge £80 for a flash!?! Does anyone seriously pay you that? That's taking the **** if you ask me.
#34
baconsandwich
Just checked out your website. You charge £80 for a flash!?! Does anyone seriously pay you that? That's taking the **** if you ask me.


lol people are willing to pay that m8

think about the latest games being £40 each

this shop around me charges £60!

i charge me mates a tenner which is fair imo

yus786
#35
well I charge £40 for a flash and £55 for the 79.. £80 is for the 17 wire Argon chip installed..

I do do this for a living and there's plenty of demand..

http://www.gimp.me.uk/images/Argon_install2a.jpg

Mods: Please don't take this as advertising but merely a response to a query.
#36
Oh right thats pretty reasonable for an Argon install :thumbsup:

Nice work in the pic above!
1 Like #37
ooh nice install

yus786
#38
Thanks, anyway i'm just here offering a free service to Pauladin91 and if someone wants a X360USB it's up for sale for a tenner.

P.S. i can only wish that all my jobs were Hitachi 46, 47 or 59s.. tends to be most these days are BenQs or Hitachi79s (reckon I had to mod 8 79s in the past week :( )

Below appears to be the first Xbox 360 in the UK that is unmoddable.. These have appeared in service repaired consoles in North America and Australia but this drive below came into my hands at 8pm and was purchase duty free from Heathrow.. only a matter of time before these puppies are mainstream ...

http://www.gimp.me.uk/images/liteon_phillips.jpg
#39
yus786
lol people are willing to pay that m8

think about the latest games being £40 each

this shop around me charges £60!

i charge me mates a tenner which is fair imo

yus786


I've done quite a lot and I only charge £10 too. Wish I could get away with charging more :x I should open a shop.



Pauladin91
Thank you very much for your help mate, the drive just isin't showing up in my computer when I power up the xbox, I've tried changing the port its connected to on the motherboard too. Perhaps my motherboard just isin't compatible ;(. What a headache this has been and still haven't been able to it after a day of faffing about. Maybe I could speak with you on msn? If all else fails then I'd be very greatly if i could take you up on that last offer of sending it to you.


Thanks again.


Have you tried what I said at the bottom of the last page? Try getting Slax to boot again that way.
The files that The Gimp linked you to are just the standard release of the iXtreme 1.4 firmware, the same as the files I gave you the RS links for earlier, and the same as if you got it from elsewhere before you started (which presumably you did). The first thing the NFO in there says is to 'Put the drive into ModeB', it doesn't say anything about the files in that package doing it for you - and if you open up the BAT files you can see the commands they contain, and there's nothing that suggests they put the drive into ModeB, all they do is read/write to the drive, and the drive would need to be in ModeB before you do that, and it's not going to put itself into ModeB. You're not supposed to hotswap SATA drives like that (try it with a regular DVD or hard drive - it doesn't work), it would need to be in ModeB before Windows boots so that it's properly detected. I've just tried it this way myself with a 47DJ drive and nothing happened - and I know my SATA chipset is compatible. I've been using a connectivity kit for about a year now, so I have no trouble getting my drives into ModeB - before that I used Slax with no problems.
#40
Ok, I do apologise.. it totally skipped my mind and I forgot that one of the main functions of the connectivity kits was to put the drive into Mode B.

The slax method is not necessary if you DO have the connectivity kit. The only way to get it to work using the xbox to power the console is like reddragon105 said and that's to use the Slax CD method.

My bad but I can confirm that I do hot swap drives all the time but I have the connectivity kit.

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