Question about backing up xbox games with a PC

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Hacking & Homebrew' started by CuriousTommy, Sep 1, 2014.

  1. CuriousTommy
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    Since the Xbox 360 is eventually going to be discontinued, I was thinking of getting a Xbox 360 DVD drive and buying some exclusives to back up with it to play on a future Xbox 360 emulator. (I know that the current PC's probably won't be able to run a Xbox 360 emu but I am worried that if I wait to long, the games I want will be gone [and I don't like buying used games])

    So my question is:
    1. Do I need a Xbox 360 in any way when backing up games (Do I need an Xbox 360 to decrypt any games and access the files inside the disk?)
    2. Does it matter what drive I choose? (From what I read from the reviews, It seem that each drive has their own requirement in order to make it work with the Xbox 360, but does it matter on the PC?)
    I rather not buy a Xbox 360, even if it means that I have to wait years for a semi-functional Xbox 360 emu or the hardware to handle it. Forgive me if this asked before; I am just a little confused because most of the guides assume that you are doing this for the Xbox 360.
     
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    You need a hacked 360 DVD drive to back them up as ISO's.
    Best is to get a Liteon drive.
    You'll have to flash a 0800 firmware to the drive and connect it to the PC, then backup the disk with Xbox Backup Creator.
     
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    Forgive me for bumping this thread, I have been really busy or at least trying to be productively busy. Anyway, I wanted to say thank you for the info. I think I understand what I need to get (I realized I needed to an adapter to power the device). Again, thank you very much and sorry for the bumping!
     
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    A X360 USB pro v2 would be the best solution.
    It's a connectivity kit to power the drive and a SATA chipset in one.

    No problem at all~
    Glad I can help~