Pretty soon i'm going to get an Xbox. I want to know the best way to mod it so that I can backup my games(dvd2xbox) in it without any soldering involved. As soon as I buy an Xbox, I plan on putting in a bigger hd. I've heard about softmods like the MachAssault exploit and some with other games. Are those really reliable? How about Hot Swaping (connecting the Xbox hd to my computer and loading the programs that way)? I guess I'd solder if I have to, but that would be my last option. Tell me what I should do, what's my best choice? One of my friends (who owns an Xbox) has advised me that I should buy an old Xbox (he said I can tell it's old if the cd tray has a U shaped hole area). WHat do you think about that? EDIT: Forgot to mention. Is there a cd that I can download that I can just put in the Xbox and it'll install all of this for me?