Dec 3 2003, 03:01 PM
I successfully modded and installed the Samsung 616t to replace my Thomson drive. The load times seem a little faster but I believe this may be due to the fact that it is reading the media better but don't believe that it is reading it faster. Doesn't the firmware control how fast a drive can read or is this completely a mechanical issue? In other words, does the Samsung 616 still read at 16x after the mod?
Dec 4 2003, 04:49 PM
No, it reads at the same rotational speed as the original Xbox Samsung drive. It might read slightly quicker due to better optics w/in the drive.
Dec 4 2003, 05:35 PM
yeah, same way you see a small speed increase with a 7200rpm drive vs a 5400, even though the xbox only utilizes the transfer speed of a 5400
if it was actually running at 16x you would see a HUGE speed increase (4x to 16x) rather than just a small one
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