QUOTE(juggahax0r @ Dec 27 2011, 05:31 PM)
What is your SATA setup like? That could be causing the problem, I always have to use my onboard sata for any 360 drive, because you need the driver installed on a VIA card, and with a VIA and drivers installed it freezes my PC just plugging in a drive, but I also have onboard SATA so I use that for ripping, flashing is fine on the VIA .
I have a VIA VT6421 card, as well as onboard SATA. The VIA card has worked fine up to this point. I've used it since the first days of using a bootable USB drive to flash the early versions of ixtreme to my Samsung drive... all the way up to ripping the latest XGD3 games (before XBC v350). Plus, as I mentioned in my earlier post... the VIA card still works for games on previous versions of the XBC software.
All that aside... I plugged my drive (which is powered through a CK3i) directly into the SATA ports on my motherboard, and restarted my PC, but it's not seeing the BenQ drive. Do I need special 360 drivers? I seem to remember that from before my VIA card arrived (that was the preferred SATA chipset back in the day)
Also... with regard to unchecking the AP25 option... I tried that through the VIA card, and got the same problem.
I mentioned before that when I open XBC v350, it won't close unless I force it from Task Manager, even when I have the BenQ drive disconnected. Is this happening for anyone else? I think this is indicative of a software conflict of some sort... and if so, then it has to be something different in THIS version of XBC, since it doesn't happen with the previous release (v345), which works to rip games.
Thank you for your suggestions! Keep them coming!
QUOTE(GHR @ Dec 27 2011, 06:46 PM)
You are under the right impression, Samsung drives cannot handle AP2.5, they don't have the code for it.
And I missed the part you said you already have a BenQ drive - I got two here flashed with 0800 v3.0 - One's a Liteon and the other is a BenQ - TBH I can't point out any problems whatsoever,They're both working fine, maybe it's your laser?
I can rip games with XBC v345 just fine (except for the fact that the output files would fail AP25 challenges, of course)... so could it still be the laser? I realize that v350 analyzes topology data... would this feature expose a problem with the laser that other versions of XBC would not?
Also... I cleaned the laser lens as recommended with a QTip wetted with Windex, applying very little pressure, and v345 still works (so I didn't damage it in cleaning).
Sorry to clog up this thread with my problems...