I've been reading up on the whole 360 drive flashing process for a while now and I think I have a fairly good grasp of the whole concept. Got a 360 Pro yesterday, special resident evil 5 holiday edition, production date '09-01-04. Snapped off the face plate, looked in the hole, saw 2 yellow wires, so it's definitely LiteOn and, judging by various reports on various forums and a quick look up the "drive database", it's most likely series 7. So before I fork out a wad of cash for the connectivity kit, I was wondering if there's a different solution to flashing the drive - getting a replacement drive. I've seen a few vids on how to replace broken drives and stuff, but specific information regarding this process has been somewhat sketchy - such as if the replacement drive will actually work if the original was of a different make, or if the swap will have any impact on game performance, etc. Basically I want to know if it's possible to, for instance, just replace my LiteOn drive with a Samsung and flash that instead since it seems so much easier (and possibly have the unflashed LiteOn on hand incase I ever need to send it back to M$). Can anyone shed some light?