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#1 jackyl_816


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Posted 21 October 2002 - 09:33 PM

No,almost none of the Xbox consoles will read a backup on a cd-r,all backups must be burned to a cdr-w or dvd-r or dvd-rw,also some dvd+r media works as well. Games can be burned to a cd-r,but must be recopied to one of the above media types in order to play.

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Posted 22 October 2002 - 01:56 PM

There is a possible solution thought.

If you install a PC DVD/CD-ROM drive to your xbox you can read almost all media.

Here's the tutorial : http://www.xbox-scen...es/dvddrive.php

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Posted 22 October 2002 - 04:51 PM

yes,that is true,but if you do that,doesnt that take away your option,to play a original xbox game? I was under the impression,that a PC dvd/cd rom would not play nor read a real Xbox game.

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Posted 07 November 2002 - 01:37 AM

Correct, according to the guide you will need to disconnect the ide cable from the pc dvd-drive and reconnect it to the Xbox dvd-drive to play original games.



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Posted 11 November 2002 - 04:44 AM

I know I'm whining about an old post... but since it is in the FAQ section, many will hold it as gospel...

almost none of the Xbox consoles will read a backup on a cd-r

Is simply not true. Many will NOT read CDR.. but many WILL. There are no numbers to support that claim. Modded XBOX's purchased at XBOX launch, and ones purchase last week part of the new SEGA Pack have both had some success at reading CDR.

Don't discourage people from trying. The Low Cost may outweigh the slight, and sometimes slower load time of the CDR burn.

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Posted 19 November 2002 - 08:11 AM

i have 2 modded xboxes both with stock phillips drives and they both love durabrand cd-r from wal-mart. if you have a xbox with a phillips drive your in luck, but if its a thompson drive dont even bother.

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Posted 15 December 2002 - 11:57 PM

Samsung Dvd-Rom's will read cd-r well.They are what are in "some" of the Sega packs

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Posted 22 December 2002 - 04:55 PM

Here is a CDR tut :->


And I have tried it and it does work.

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Posted 23 December 2002 - 03:00 AM

Some brands of cd-r will work in the thompson drive. Mine reads cd-r media that are a specific tone of silver-blue on the bottom of the disc.

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Posted 28 January 2003 - 08:14 AM

Get yourselves an x-box with a Samsung drive !!!
They have only started using these drives since October 2002.
It has read every type of CDR I have placed in it biggrin.gif

NOTE: Not all x-box's manufacted in October use the Samsung drive sad.gif
I have found most manufactured on the 5th and 15th to be Samsung though.
Still, it's pot luck.

How can you tell it's a Samsung ???
You can tell it is a Samsung drive when you open the tray.
It has two extra holes in the tray about the size of a thumb width.

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Posted 30 March 2003 - 11:23 AM

I have a xbox with a thompson drive and have gotten a few cd-rs to work on it. It was "Vivastar" cds..

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Posted 01 April 2003 - 03:38 AM

I had good luck with maxell

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Posted 07 April 2003 - 04:59 PM

You can have it all:


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Posted 16 April 2003 - 03:28 AM

is there a list of games that will fit on cr-rw media , eg less than 650-700megs.

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Posted 18 April 2003 - 08:14 PM

I just bought an Xbox bundle mfg. on Dec 2 of last year. It does not have the samsung drive and i was little dissapointed. However since I only use Memorex CD-r's i placed a CD-r of audio and it played fine. Does that mean that everything can be readable as long as I use Memorex CD=r's on my drive?

Help me, I am nOOb!

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