QUOTE(jameswalter @ Apr 6 2005, 01:31 AM)
xboxhdm won't do anything to make a softmod be able to boot an unlocked HD.
well you can boot from a locked drive....and xboxhdm locks the drive....so like i said, it's a workaround but still a bit of a hassle. (assuming of course the softmodder is intelligent enough to backup their eeprom)
QUOTE(JustinT9669 @ Apr 6 2005, 01:50 AM)
Hardmod is 10X easier...softmods = ppl who are too cheap and lazy to get a modchip.
you're an idiot
there are some good reasons to use a chip instead of a softmod....but there are also a lot of reasons to softmod over chip. one being updates, my mod is currently the newet of everything. also, i've never heard of anyone breaking their motherboard while installing a softmod. not to mention the fact that i can install a softmod in...about 2 minutes (so it's not really 10x harder). last but not least, i'm better with software than i am with soldering...hence softmodding is more up my alley (there are certainly people out there that can solder anything but don't know shit about software...for them installing a chip is probably a better call).
as far as installing goes...i installed a switch to split the TSOP and then flashed my V1.0 (so it's not like i'm not competent enough to install a chip), and as far as money goes...i could certainly buy a chip. the fact still remains, i don't want/need one. why would i?
in summary....people have different preferences. if you want a mod chip, by all means install one. if you want to TSOP flash, go ahead and have fun. if you want to softmod, that's great too. calling a group lazy cheap or stupid for doing what they're best at is completely uncalled for.