Flashing MS28 drive

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Games & Content' started by swoon, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. swoon
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    Hi,

    I was wondering if I would be able to flash my 360 which has a Toshiba-Samsung TS-H943 drive.
    I have 2 motherboards with onboard SATA

    One has the Intel® G33 the other one is an MSI K9AGM2 board using an AMD chipset.

    I was planning on using iPrep.

    Any ideas if this will work? Or would I need to buy a PCI SATA adapter instead?

    Thanks!
     
  2. FAST6191

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    The via is the card of choice with some nvidia chips working for some drives.
    However the MS25 can be flashed with many chipsets, by desoldering part of the MS28 drive (know as the VCC method) you can effectively turn it into an MS25 as far as flashing is concerned. I do not suggest this method when a far easier method (the "bad flash" method) requiring a via chipset, not to mention that it could still not be compatible with the chipsets you have.

    The cards only clock €/£/$ 15 and you can usually sell them on without much of a loss if you want.

    re: iprep. It is a good program but dosflash (in dos mode) is my preferred method and one I generally find to be more stable.
     
  3. swoon
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    Thanks for the info. [​IMG]

    I'll try to pick up a card then.
    I don't mind soldering, however if I'm not sure that it will flash even with the VCC method I'd rather pick up a PCI SATA card.

    Anything particular I need to look for (appart from it having a VIA chipset?)