VIA VT 6421L PCI SATA Card
This card is the best PCI SATA card for flashing the Samsung drive. It can also be used to "bad-flash" an MS28 without soldering.
Newegg (nonRAID version, only $10) US *Best choice*
iwin2win (nonRAID version) US
iwin2win (RAID version) US
Newegg (RAID version) US
Chief Value US
Ebay Store UK
Monoprice.com do a search for 2664 which is the product ID for the VIA VT 6421L PCI SATA Card.
I know it doesnt show up in the product title as the card but looking at the picture of the chip http://images.monopr...mages/26644.jpg reveals the VT6421L smile.gif
VIA VT 6421A PCI SATA Card
This card is similar to the 6421L. The only difference is MTKFlash also needs the port I/O's hexedited as well.
Card Found At http://www.newegg.co...N82E16816132009
Note: You may notice the difference in price of cards above. The reason why is because these cards come in two flavors, a non-raid version and a radi version. The non-raid version will normally be a couple bucks cheaper and will work just fine. You can check if it's a raid card if there is an "R" in the title or just by checking the description. Both cards will work just fine for flashing the Samsung.
The drives that can be flashed with the Kreon firmware are the SH-D162C and TS-H352C. These are particularly difficult to find.
Vesalia German, but ships International
Froogle UK Search - Take Your Pick UK
Dabs (Beige and Black) UK
Hard to find
This is the best recorder for burning Xbox 360 backups. This is really only needed for the Hitachi drives that aren't running the mediapatch firmware. Hopefully GaryOPA's next firmware will not require a specific burner.
Newegg (Beige) US
Newegg (Black) US
ACNT (Beige) US
ACNT (Black) US
Shop4Tech (Black) *Use Coupon Code: Pricewatch* US
ewiz (Beige) US
PCIMicro (Beige) US
PCIMicro (Black) US
Verbatim is the best brand of double layer media for the Xbox 360.
Micro Center (on backorder?) US
Newegg (10 pk.) US
Newegg (20 pk.) US
SAM's Club US
Pre-Hex-Edited MTKFlash Files
Some people would rather try using a pre-edited MTKFlash instead of manually hexediting themselves.
VIA 2 - by Geremia
VIA Mini-EPIA-SP by Exobex
Intel 82801GB / GR / GH ICH7
nforce2 chipset By:Slawterr (Note that it still says nforce3 when you run the program and the menu pops up.)
Commonly requested programs
X360SAM 0.4 - Dos based key copier for Samsung drives.
Xbox Backup Creator v2.3
Maximus - 360 FIRMWARE TOOLBOX for Windows Ver 1.0
Please reply to this post for any corrections or additions. Thanks.
Edited by Chancer, 30 January 2007 - 08:51 AM.