There are basically two types of all in one connectivity hardware to help eliminate you from having to doi any soldering.
One has completely eliminated all of the soldering by redboxmods dot com.
Its called the Xtractor360 and a SPEAR add on probe. The Xtractor360 eliminates all the soldering of the Rx, Tx, 3.3volt and Ground connections on the liteon drive. The SPEAR takes it one step further so that you do not have to solder those two points on the Liteon drive. This system uses the maximus software.
The other hardware is by www.divineo.com/cgi-bin/div-us/dd-xb_x3sl10.html
There are a couple of versions on that site one sais its solderless but that is untrue. Like the xtractor360 the xecuter eliminates soldering the Rx, Tx, 3.3volt and Ground connections but still does not offer anything like the xtractor360 where it offers the SPEAR so you do not have to solder the two middle traces on the liteon drive.
Has anyone tried either one of these pieces of hardware or comment on them. Also the software. I am not sure which company but one of the versions of the software was extracting the drive key incorrectly and then flashing the drive with a bogus key bricking the drive since this operation was automated. This was for earlier Xbox 360's without a liteon drive.
Has this issue been fixed? Its not a real big problem since the process if getting the key and burning the firmware is at least a 2 step procedure unlike before where it was automated not giving you a chance to grab the true key before it was done.
I know eventually I will buy one of these connectivity pieces of hardware but maybe I should wait to see if the Xecuter will catch up to the xtractor360 and have a similar Probe addon so you can eliminate all soldering on the Liteon Drive.
Thanks for reading my post and apologize for some misspelled words and grammar.
Edited by xb-360, 13 November 2008 - 07:52 AM.