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Which drive is not flashable?

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Modding & Hacking' started by mufaa, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. mufaa

    mufaa Regular member

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    I know the BenQ drive cannot be flashed yet. But are there any Samsung or Hitachi drives which are not flashable? If yes, then how do we find out which drive it is?

    Please help me here. Thanks a lot.
     
  2. nmpue

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    As far as I know the Hitachi 0079FK still can't be flashed.
    Although Maximus is working on Firmware Toolbox 3.1 to do it.
    Don't know when it would be released.
     
  3. steimy

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    and the new one from BenQ which i am not sure anyone has yet.
    Other then that they should all be able to be flashed.
    Hopefully you can get luck enough to buy one with a Samsung drive.
     
  4. mikeismad

    mikeismad Regular member

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    the new hitachi can be flashed, ps2menace was talking about it a week or so ago, the only one that cant is the new benq
     
  5. mufaa

    mufaa Regular member

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    Great...thanks for the reply guys. I already have a 360 NTSC-J version. I am looking for a NTSC-U/PAL version. I will specifically look for Samsung drives as they are flashable and the Xtreme mod is sweet.

    Also, how abt failure rates? I mean do Samsung go down faster than Hitachi or vice versa? 'Cause i have a Hitachi drive version for 4 months now and it's working like a champ (touchwood!).
     
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  6. mikeismad

    mikeismad Regular member

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    idk ive had my sammy for 4 months with no issues
     
  7. Memnock

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    Hitachi drives at least the early ones die way more than the Samsungs and Samsungs have the better firmware available. Samsungs are definitely the drives to you'd want to get if give the choice.
     
  8. mufaa

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    Hmm, yea Samungs are way better. At least their FW is solid (DVD5 games!!). I will try to get a Samsung as much as possible.

    Thanks for all the help you guys!
     
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    u shuld have looked at the stickied faq.....
     
  10. mufaa

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    ^^Damn..i had checked the FAQ but i didn't notice it then. Sorry.

    Anyway, is there anyway to determine which drive the box has without actually opening it. I don't think there is but maybe some of you know some tricks? Lol.
     
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    well you have to open the packaging and turn the xbox on but once you have the disc tray ejected you can tell

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    if u get from walmart return it if not the right drive.
    other than that if your getting it brandnew most likely samsung, very rare benq.
     
  14. mufaa

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    Wow...awesome! I have an import from Singapore, Lot no: 0622, Team: WZHO and the website says it's a hitachi and it is!
    This is cool! Thanks a lot for the website...it's going to be a tremendous help!
     
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