I know everyone is just doing the regular flashing of the drive with jungle flasher or iprep. It is difficult for me to keep disassembling the Xbox and plugging in the drive to my computer so, one of these chips would make life a lot easier. Do they both allow for direct booting of backups? And also I have had my Xbox for a while but, I have not played it for a couple of years for a variety of reasons. Does the Xbox 360 have at least two or three years of life left in it before another system is released. I ask because I will have two put a lot of additional money into my Xbox and I want to make sure that I will be able to get my monies worth.