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    whats the difference between the firmwares and the drives??
    if i bought 1 would i have to keep updating to play games and will it work ok with live?

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    there are 3 drivess, samsung, hitachi and phillips. The samsung are the best in my opinion and there are more firmware realeases for them. Hitachi are also good as the problems of them not picking up certain types of media seems to have been fixed. Phillips are the new quieter drives which cannot currently be flashed with custom firmware.

    The latest firmware for the samsung is 5.2 a,b,c,d

    Basically each letter is very slightly different. 5.2a reads backup at 12x where d reads backups at 4x.

    Its not essential to keep upgrading firmware but its usefull as new versions often have better features.

    The firmware works on live without an problems. Personally i think if microsoft are gonna ban they would of started by now. however it is a risk you take by having the modified firmware.

    i have an old xbox360, from march last year. i know it has the drive that can be used to play backup games

    Just wanted to know what i do.

    While ago i read on xbox scene that there was a new piece of hardware coming out that just meant you open your xbox up once then everytime you want to enable or disable hacked firmware you switch a switch.

    Is this out yet or are there better ways? Just dont want to solder anything really or have to open up xbox360 all the time

    tsinc80697

    Is this out yet or are there better ways? Just dont want to solder … Is this out yet or are there better ways? Just dont want to solder anything really or have to open up xbox360 all the time



    you still have to open your case, quite easy tho. but upgrading the firmware is softmodding and requires no soldering, you just need a compatible sata chipset and a sata cable

    there is only 2 drives for the 360 , the Toshiba-Samsung TS-H943 DVD and the Hitachi-LG GDR-3120L , if you are not on xbox live you wont need to update the firmware much

    pictures.xbox-scene.com/xbo…jpg

    how to tell what drive you have and a link to amodders site


    xbox-scene.com/tec…php

    tsinc80697

    i have an old xbox360, from march last year. i know it has the drive that … i have an old xbox360, from march last year. i know it has the drive that can be used to play backup gamesJust wanted to know what i do.While ago i read on xbox scene that there was a new piece of hardware coming out that just meant you open your xbox up once then everytime you want to enable or disable hacked firmware you switch a switch.Is this out yet or are there better ways? Just dont want to solder anything really or have to open up xbox360 all the time


    its just to stop you opening up your 360 all the time (just for flashing)

    divineo.com/cgi…tml

    legend lloydy

    you will find theres now … you will find theres now 3http://pictures.xbox-scene.com/xbox360/dvdtest/samsung-hitachi-benq.jpg






    its to replace the other 2 ;-)

    for people with a resonable technical understanding there is a great free ebook:
    360mods.net/Dow…tml
    "Hacking the 360 For Dummies" - be warned if you are a dummy don't try this stuff.

    Original Poster

    softmodding and requires no soldering, you just need a compatible sata chipset and a sata cable???

    what does that mean!

    basically you need to connect your xbox 360 dvd drive via a sata cable to a sata port on you pcs mother board. Pm me you mothereboard specs and ill see if its compatible.

    Yep it's all pretty much been covered in the above posts, as stated on my other thread if you wish to purchase a premodded 360 or get your 360 modded by me drop me a PM

    I live in Birmingham if anyone wants to make the trip your welcome

    Its a shame it was so easy to find a firmware change allowed copied games to be played - since the pirates have what they want there seems to be very little drive to the scene.

    legend lloydy

    you still have to open your case, quite easy tho. but upgrading the … you still have to open your case, quite easy tho. but upgrading the firmware is softmodding and requires no soldering, you just need a compatible sata chipset and a sata cable

    cookie908



    all drives can be updated

    cookie908

    all drives can be updated



    Can the new phillips drive be done now too ?
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