Ok, so recently the dvd drive on my xbox 360 went out. The current faulty drive that is in it is a toshiba/samsung drive. I ordered a new hitachi drive off of ebay. I've noticed a lot of talk about "flashing" drive and I have no idea what anyone is talking about. I've looked into the process a little bit, but do not want to perform it by myself. I am not really interested in playing backup copies of games or anything like that, I just want a drive that will play my games without the disc read errors. I have taken the current drive apart and cleaned the lens a few times, but it only works for a few days. I was just wondering if I could just hook up the new drive to my xbox without having to perform the flash process on the drive. I only want to be able to play real copies of games at the moment. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.