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#1 CableBro

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Posted 07 December 2004 - 08:10 PM

Here is a pic of the new Hitachi HL Data Xbox DVD Drive.
Seems to work with DVD-/+R, DVD-RW, and CDRW. Does not read CD-R.

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#2 zikronix

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Posted 07 December 2004 - 08:30 PM

that thing looks like shit. I bet it barley plays xbox games... the tray looks like the thompson. whats the manufacturer date on that box

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Posted 07 December 2004 - 08:33 PM

Manufacturer Date is 9/24/2004

#4 Victo123

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Posted 08 December 2004 - 10:54 PM

Anyone else gotten this dvd drive?

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Posted 09 December 2004 - 01:15 AM

any model numbers about?



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Posted 13 December 2004 - 02:22 AM

model number?

#7 dcourtney

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Posted 18 December 2004 - 06:46 AM

Hi Guys

Topic pretty much says it all. Just picked up another xbox to mod dated 2004-11-24. Upon taking the lid off I didn't recognise the sticker on the dvdrom, After looking at it closely it is marked Hitachi-LG Model GDR-8050L. Now I've only ever come across thompsons, samsungs and phillips but never one of these. Is this something new or have I just completely missed boat when these originally started showing up?

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#8 GM65

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Posted 18 December 2004 - 06:49 AM


No these drives are apparently pretty new. The first time I heard about one was probably a week or two ago.



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Posted 18 December 2004 - 06:51 AM

ahh ok interesting has there been any reports on the quality of them yet? I've found the phillips 2004 to be a great drive I hope they havn't thrown in another dodgy option in the lucky dip

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Posted 18 December 2004 - 06:59 AM



good question... I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for how these things perform, and we may have another dud or something better than a samsung on our hands possibly. I wouldn't get my hopes up though MS seems to be attempting more and more to crack down on ppl who mod xbox's..And I suppose rightfully so sad.gif

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Posted 18 December 2004 - 07:14 AM

i believe i was first ti find it!!!

well i sent x-s this info with pics last week when i opened up a new box, i guess they didnt feel the need to post it, also posted it on www.notworksafe.com

the drive sucks, has errors reading the free ncaa2005/topspin disc, put the disck in my phillips drive and everything is fine

cheap! ms!!



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Posted 18 December 2004 - 07:35 AM

argh thats not good news sad.gif

anyways here's a couple of pics so you guys know what to look for

http://users.bigpond...tne/hitachi.jpg
http://users.bigpond...ourtne/tray.jpg

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Posted 18 December 2004 - 07:57 AM

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Posted 18 December 2004 - 08:46 AM

just a quick test

dvd-r no probs
cdr no go sad.gif

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Posted 18 December 2004 - 11:38 AM

can sum1 plz take a pic of the top of the drive plz?

i wouldnt think it would be good. ms r trying to make more monies, ie the dodgey ram in the new xbox's




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