Jump to content


Photo

Getting My Computer To Read Xbox Discs?


  • Please log in to reply
11 replies to this topic

#1 FooFIGHTERR

FooFIGHTERR

    X-S Young Member

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 33 posts

Posted 13 June 2004 - 02:37 AM

OK i am just wondering if there is like something that I could do or download that would allow my PC to read xbox cd's, if you can get a xbox to read any CD why not get a computer to read an xbox one? Do i need just a cd dirve or a pc dvd drive as well?

#2 brahm2

brahm2

    Internet Superstar

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,003 posts
  • Location:Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Interests:I'm an EE student at the UofS in Saskatoon. I love guitar and drinking beer.. sometimes both.
  • Xbox Version:v1.0
  • 360 version:none

Posted 13 June 2004 - 02:38 AM

Not possible.

#3 census007

census007

    X-S Expert

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 662 posts
  • Xbox Version:v1.3
  • 360 version:v3.0 (falcon)

Posted 13 June 2004 - 02:39 AM

cant you do it with one of those samsung 616t drives

#4 atomiX

atomiX

    X-S Messiah

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,225 posts
  • Location:NB, Canada
  • Interests:Doesn't matter...
  • Xbox Version:v1.3
  • 360 version:v1 (xenon)

Posted 13 June 2004 - 02:47 AM

QUOTE (brahm2 @ Jun 13 2004, 12:38 AM)
Not possible.

very true...not possible

if u put a 616t in a pc, it works just like a regular pc DVD drive. the 616t can be used in the xbox (with special modifications) to be able to read xbox disks but the opposite can't be done

Edited by atomiX, 13 June 2004 - 02:49 AM.


#5 brahm2

brahm2

    Internet Superstar

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,003 posts
  • Location:Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Interests:I'm an EE student at the UofS in Saskatoon. I love guitar and drinking beer.. sometimes both.
  • Xbox Version:v1.0
  • 360 version:none

Posted 13 June 2004 - 03:04 AM

QUOTE (atomiX @ Jun 12 2004, 10:47 PM)
if u put a 616t in a pc, it works just like a regular pc DVD drive. the 616t can be used in the xbox (with special modifications) to be able to read xbox disks but the opposite can't be done

Yep.. to expand on this a little, it's because physically, The Samsung 605b used in the Xbox and the Samsung 616t used in computers are the almost same drive (different power connectors, thats about it). However, it's the firmware that determines whether they can read Xbox discs.

With its regular firmware, the 616t can be used in the Xbox, but it won't read originals. Flash it with the 605b firmware, and it reads almost everything! However, once it's flashed with Xbox firmware, it won't be able to communicate with a PC, if you were to plug it back into one.

#6 Mr. Tom

Mr. Tom

    X-S Senior Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 269 posts
  • Xbox Version:v1.5
  • 360 version:none

Posted 13 June 2004 - 03:06 AM

When i got my first xbox, one of the first things i did was hool up the dvd drive in my computer. (at that time i didnt have a modded xbox, or the dvd playback kit, and i wanted to watch dvd's, so i figured i would use my computer)

My bios recognized it, but everything i tried in windows failed. I gave up shortly there after.

#7 EvilGoodGuy

EvilGoodGuy

    X-S Expert

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 520 posts
  • Location:Georgia, USA
  • Xbox Version:v1.0
  • 360 version:unknown

Posted 13 June 2004 - 03:19 AM

Well you could build a BIOS for your computer and then it should work, but I dont tihnk you would want a $1,000 xbox, or however much your computer is worth. jester.gif

#8 Mr. Tom

Mr. Tom

    X-S Senior Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 269 posts
  • Xbox Version:v1.5
  • 360 version:none

Posted 13 June 2004 - 03:22 AM

I'm sure its more of a windows driver problem than a bios problem.

#9 spgurley

spgurley

    X-S Freak

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,687 posts
  • Location:Ohio, USA
  • Xbox Version:v1.1
  • 360 version:v1 (xenon)

Posted 13 June 2004 - 04:07 AM

pretty simply put for the normal person whos not a 1337 programmer, no
.

#10 realjones

realjones

    X-S Senior Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 179 posts

Posted 13 June 2004 - 12:47 PM

not possible, end of story

#11 livewireXD

livewireXD

    X-S Enthusiast

  • Members
  • 3 posts

Posted 26 June 2004 - 08:28 PM

I have the same driveI also flasyhed it with the 605B firmware. It still communicates with my PC though. It won't read originals on my xbox nor back ups. I must of flashed it wrong. someone please help.

#12 lordvader129

lordvader129

    He Who Posts Alot...

  • Head Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 17,743 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Chicago, USA
  • Xbox Version:v1.1
  • 360 version:v5.0 (360S - trinity)

Posted 26 June 2004 - 08:59 PM

QUOTE (Mr. Tom @ Jun 13 2004, 12:22 AM)
I'm sure its more of a windows driver problem than a bios problem.

the xbox uses a 2048-bit encryption on the discs, in order to read the discs, yo uneed to know hwo to decrypt them, the xbox bios holds half the "key" the dvd-rom firmware holds the other half, so you need both the xbox motherboard and xbox dvd-rom to read xbox originals, this why why a PC drive in an xbox cant read originals either (unless its the 616 with the 605 firmware)




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users