What DVD-ROM can read/write 360 games?

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Dec 4, 2008
  1. misticknight
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    i searched the web for this, but it seems the only thing i can find is how to mod your current DVD-DL burner to read them, and since i have 0 idea on modding hardware, i dont wanna mess with it. so which drive can i buy that would read and write 360 games?
     
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    There isn't a drive that can read 360 games and write them. The Samsung sh-162C/D and 163A/B flashed with the kreon firmware can read them , but it's just a dvd-rom , it can't write them.

    That's assuming you are talking about originals. If you want to read a copied game , then any drive will do.
     
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    so then how are people ripping 360 ISOs?

    EDIT: nvm, i just realised what i said. either way i found some on ebay pre-modded i may buy one of those.
     
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    With either a Samsung 162C/D or 163A/B with the kreon firmware flashed to them or with a samsung or benQ from the 360 with the 0800 ripping firmware on them.

    All of them are just dvd-rom though , they can only rip it , you have to burn with another drive. You asked for one that can both read and write.
     
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    wait i forgot to ask this, and i dont wanna start a new topic now, any DL-DVD burner will burn the ISO if i found someway to get it right, i dont need a special one for burning/writing too do i?
     
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    No, you don't need a special drive to write the ISO.

    To read Xbox/Xbox 360 discs, you need a drive like the ones mentioned above. I use the SH-D162 flashed with Kreon firmware. Works great. It's really easy to flash the firmware if you can find the appropriate drive.
     
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    yer i'm definatly thinking of getting one. do you think it'd work fine if i use an external enclosure and hook it to my laptop? When i got the LG drive for my Wii backups, it took 4 hours to do one even though apparantly it's meant to take like 1 hour (i got the one thats fastest for reading Wii games). Do you think the same thing would happen here or should it be normal?
     
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    It'll be fine in an external enclosure. Plenty of people have them in one , I have mine in one and works fine.
     
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    how long do you think it'd take to dump a game? Also i just found out now my brother has a IDE to USB convertor thingie, it's not an enclosure it's just like a cable you plug into the back of the DVD then to the USB port. Would that do the job too or are they not recomended? Casue it could save me a few dollars.
     
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    Not too long , takes about 30min , maybe less , can't remember exact time , long time since I ripped an original. If disc is scratched or has any marks on , time will vary depending on how many read errors it has to recover.
     
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    sounds good. and the IDE to USB thing should be alrite yer?
     
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    To my knowledge the drives (Like the one I have are sata) and with mine hooked up to a desktop takes 12 minutes per game to backup. Unfortunatly 45minutes to burn at 2.4X with verify.
    However going through USB the times may differ so Armadillo is the guy to look to on USB times as he seems to be running that setup. But again I believe all drives are sata.
     
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    They make one of each. IDE and Sata. My estimate was way off though , just quickly ripped pgr 3 and it took 15min in the usb enclosure , so not much difference. I don't bother with 2.4 for burning anymore though , the newer batches of 2.4x verbatim burn lovely at 4x and on the x8 discs one of my burners doesn't even support lower than x4.
     
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    so it took you that long with the USB enclosure?
     
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    Yes , 15min in the usb enclosure.
     
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    wow awesome, thanks alot man, i'll definatly be getting it now, i just hope that IDE to USB thingie works but if not i'll buy an enclosure. thanks again.
     

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