To clarify...the tutorial (in the link below) shows you how flash your drive for both playing and ripping. In my case, I wanted a dedicated drive for ripping purposes only. I had purchased an unflashed/unkeyed drive and a CK3 Pro (used it to swap my LG162DS for a BENQ VAD6038). I didn't need to extract, prepare or insert any keys or bins. Although you should extract the key just for backup if you pulled it from a working console.
But instead of following the every step of the instructions from the tutorial (this link)
- you bypass and hijack the boot disk. HOW TO FLASH AN TS-H943 MS28 TO MAKE BACKUPS ONLY
1. Prepare your boot disk as you normally would to flash a drive with Iprep and ixtreme firmware. (use any key you have handy if Iprep asks for one - you won't be using it anyway)
2. Add mtkflash to your boot disk. (There is no spoofing, injecting of keys or hex editing needed at all)
3. Also add in the xtrm0800.bin and rename it to hacked.bin.
4. Reboot to Dos (I had my CK3 powered on before booting) and follow these steps for bad flashing the ms28:
- type "mtkflash w /m /sata hacked.bin" (You'll get a list of ports to choose from - your tray doesn't need to be open)
- Before selecting the port/drive, TURN OFF the power to your CK3 (console)
- Select the correct number - in my case it said xtreme something or other/numbered 3
- Wait 10-30 seconds
- Turn on the power to your drive
At this point the flashing will begin. Reboot. Use Xbox Backup Creator to rip. No need to use swap discs.
***In my case, my when I ran a driver update to my VIA 6421A Sata controller I ended up with a bad driver. My controller showed up as a via 3421. I didn't even notice it until Soso, with his astute assessment, suggested I might be using the wrong driver. I downloaded the via sata driver for the 6421A v5.2c and that worked like a charm. Also, I hadn't thought to rename the xtrm0800.bin to hacked.bin.
My next step is to see if I can mount this drive directly in my pc - bypassing the CK3 altogether - so I can put the cover back on my pc again.
Thank you SOSO.