1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Replace Hitachi 78 with another revision?

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Modding & Hacking' started by bigzdog, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. bigzdog

    bigzdog Newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2013
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    I have a Hitachi rev78 drive that is not reading disc / making scratching noises like crazy so I want to replace the drive. I have already saved the key with jungleflasher

    My problem is I am unable to find rev78 drives from anyone I would trust to buy from online for a reasonable price. Everywhere I found wants ~$35+ for rev78 drive but I am finding rev79 and 59 for ~$21

    I do not care about Live but do plan to mod the drive to play backups. My question is can I replace my 78 with another revision? From what I have read I should be able to use any revision if I swap the PCB but I would like to just flash my key to the new drive that way I have 2 "working" drives. I believe only the 78/79 are interchangeable in this way, is that correct?

    So my plan is to buy a rev79 drive and flash the old key to it. Also flash a modded firmware which I have not chosen yet to allow backup games to be played. Thoughts?
     
  2. AfterDawn

    AfterDawn Advertisement

  3. richietea

    richietea Regular member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2011
    Messages:
    337
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    28
    You can replace a Hitachi 78 with a Hitachi 79 and vice versa as the hardware is the same(swap pcb's)or crossflash.For the HITACHI this is the only drive you can do it with.The firmware is different though and no spoofing drives just the key/crossflash.Because of AP 2.5 security checks and been stuck on the update loop.So best bet is just remove the pcb and buy a available revision and swap out the PCB'S,write your 78 LT 3.0 firmware to it and your good to go.

    Edit:I believe your question was answered correctly in another forum.
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2013
  4. bigzdog

    bigzdog Newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2013
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Thanks
     
  5. peluynati

    peluynati Regular member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Messages:
    1,841
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    46
    you can buy any hitachi drive just use the 78 board on it, there is no difference in the drive itself! i would rather have the 78 board than a 79, you need the unlock cd to write to it! a lot of unnecessary hassle!
     

Share This Page