Dvd drive upgrade?

Redherring32

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Hi I have a Xbox original 1.6 and I'm upgrading the HDD, and I also want to replace the dvd drive with a modern sata slim drive.
There is an article saying it can be done on reddit...
How credible is this?

Thanks in advance!
 

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Xbox drives and game discs aren't standard.

Modding can get a PC drive working to some extent, but in most cases it won't be able to read legit Xbox games. (I don't know much about which games have compatibility issues played from DVD-R or HDD)
 

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Ok first off, how available are the lasers, and second would replacing it make it so I could use the drive without fear?
 

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I am putting a 120mm case fan in where the jewel was,
And I need to make room for it how would I get the Xbox to work without dvd drive,
Since a smaller drive isn't an option?
 

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Xbox drives and game discs aren't standard.

Modding can get a PC drive working to some extent, but in most cases it won't be able to read legit Xbox games. (I don't know much about which games have compatibility issues played from DVD-R or HDD)
I can go in more detail of the differences. A normal DVD is read from the inside-out. But an Xbox disc is read from the outside-in. Because of this, is the reason if you put an Xbox DVD into another DVD player you get the first track on the DVD disc that says to please play on an Xbox console. Xbox disc drives were made specially for this and is the reason why you can use any old drive. I've seen lists online of some very old DVD drives that would be flashed to work on an Xbox but can't seem to find any documentation nowadays.
 

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