I was wondering precisely what to do in order to make working backups?
You purchased a second Xbox 360 drive to rip the disks with, witch is BenQ VAD 6038 flash that with 0800 firmware using JungleFlasher . Download Schtrom360 Xtract S360X v4.1 or Xbox Backup Creator, Schtrom360 Xtract S360X v4.1 would be best for copying higher Waves because Redline99 needs to updated Xbox Backup Creator Where are you Redline99? You can download it here also read my Schtrom360 Xtract S360X v4.1 Guide and Xbox Backup Creator Guide for more info.
How do I Flash my x360 drive?
For More information read JungleFlasher's Tutorial and JungleFlasher TroubleShooting Guide PDF on How-to flash your x360 drive with ixtreme Firmware, 64Bit OS Now Supported, with JungleFlasher 0.1.69 (75) Uses Schtrom's driver portIO driver, which includes 64bit support..
What Version of Firmware to use?
Hitachi GDR-3120L: ix v1.51 Play up to Wave 4 games
Benq VAD6038: Team HyperX ix v1.61 FW Waves 1-4-5 or C4eva-Team Jungle iXtreme LT v1.1 FW Play all Waves 1-6 includes Waveless booting
Toshiba-Samsung TS-H943: Team HyperX ix v1.61 FW Waves 1-4-5 or C4eva-Team Jungle iXtreme LT Coming Soon!
Liteon DG-16D2S: C4eva-Team Jungle ix v1.61 Waves 1-4-5 or C4eva-Team Jungle iXtreme LT v1.1 FW (Recommended for Liteon's) Play all Waves 1-6 includes Waveless booting
There are two versions of Firmware one for playing your game's and ix16-0800 being a dedicated "ripping" drive Only. What IS "Wave 4"
What to do then Future Waves come out?
If your drive is flashed with a older version of firmware that only supports Wave 4 or Wave 5 a updated maybe needed to play future games example: Red Dead Redemption is Wave 6 and if your x360 drive is flashed with say Team HyperX iXtreme 1.61 FW that got Strict Wave 4 compliance means wave 4 games will only boot if they have correct PFI/DMI/SS etc that game might not boot at all.
If the game do manage to boot what about the $systemupdate$ that got to be applied to play the game this can leaded to The Ban Hammer if you ever go online again, because Microsoft can detect older versions of firmware so you should update the x360 drive before applying system updates. Remember if your x360 can do Waveless booting and don't care for online you may get away with it, but I wouldn't go back online.
OK, having a little bit of trouble here with the benq drive. I flashed it with ix16-0800, and I assume everything went ok, it reported as being ok, yet, it is not seen in Windows or in Schtrom. Is there anything special I need to do to make this happen? Or have I missed something?