CDR's ... been reading a lot about how XBox's are finiky with cdr media ... the phillips and thompson drives won't see 'em, the samsungs will, tricks to make the phillips drives read them ... been dreading the thought that I may have to change my XBox's dvd drive once I've got the modchip in there, just to be able to play my divx movies that I have on cdr. Or convert 'em all to cdrw, which for some reason none of the XBox drives have problems reading cdrw's
That's just ... that doesn't make any sense. Why see / use cdrw, but not cdr?
So all this time, I've been checking prices on dvd drives, and reading posts on installing 'em in the XBox ... and then it dawned on me. Why not test? So I threw in an audio cdr (tried both a direct cd to cd copy, and made one by converting mp3's), and it's working beautifully. Now, am I to assume that I just got lucky and got one of the Samsung drives in mine? Or do newer XBox's just not have a problem reading off cdr's?
Beyond that, I'm most likely going to be putting an order for the Matrix mod chip tomorrow. I want to be able to take it back to stock just incase something goes wrong down the line (got the 2 year replacement plan). Leave no trace of my experimentation
Now, anyone know where I can find a 5400 rpm 80GB drive? Preferrably Maxtor. Assuming they even exist. 7200 will work too, but I'm not sure how much extra heat is generated by the 7200 rpm drives ... and whether or not it's enough to be concerned with.