QUOTE(BuriburiZaemon @ Dec 30 2011, 08:25 PM)
RGH service + Coolrunner = $45 - $50
ODD Emulator = $100 - $120
That being said, if you have a phat X360, I'd actually get an ODD because your system will go tits up one day and you can just move the emulator hardware to another box.
I've been in the RGH vs ODD battle myself. RGH is obviously cheaper; but that aside - Wasabi does look pretty neat, comfortable & easy for a mere $30 odd more.
I don't use my phat 360 online at all; it is 100% Offline only! I have a different 100% Online Stock Slim - untouched and that's how I plan to keep it. So the RGH/ODD consideration is for my 100% Offline Phat.
I do agree with your last comment quite a bit. My phat is a few years old. I haven't had any trouble yet but it's bound to happen one of these days. If I RGH it - it's over. If I ODD it - like you said - I can snap it out & hook it up to another box.
I do have a question regarding the ODD ... I've gone through Wasabi's PDF guide and the hardware installation seems a breeze. However, is there any Software installation/setup also in play which requires fiddling with original drive key & what not?? And do you also have to constantly flash to the latest iXtreme fw on your disc?
Secondly, as far as backups go -- do I just place my backup ISO on the hard drive or do I have to modify the backup ISO into something else (Like with jTag you'd have to make a GOD Image out of it back in the day).
Still not sure whether I should go for RGH or ODD.