Im planning on getting a brand new slim 360. I think I saw the slim I am getting has a manufacturer date that was 10-2011 and wasnt listed inthe drive database but was right in between other Liteon drives.... So obviously If I want to know what drive it is Ill need to open it up. But lets say its the most recent Liton with whatever the most recent stock firmware and dash that M$ is putting on the consoles since October. What items will be essential for flashing with the latest methods. Ive looked into the JF tut and am still a bit confused(clearly makes me a noob, my apologies). Its black friday and xconsoles is having a 20% off sale so I am forced to make a quick decision now. I plan on getting the x360 usb pro since I have heard some liteons wont work with certain chipsets and the usb interface just makes life easier. Now do I need a ck3 as well? Why is it people use this instead of the old method of powering the drive with the console? Also I assume with the latest liteons I will need a probe. Finally whish Liteon Burner Max drive would i need? So are these the essential thinks I need? Feel free to discuss and smack some sense into me.