QUOTE(chronotrigger681 @ Aug 15 2006, 11:19 AM)
he has some kits for double hd's. I like the smartxx chips the best. Ive got a v2 and its an older version but i love it. Not too overly complicated and does the job as good as the overly expensive chips.
I've used both Xecuter3 CE and SmartXX v3, and I have to say, SmartXX did a fine job. SmartXX v3 is probably the most complicated chip i know of though, but definantly not by much. It has lots of handy features, and comes at a very good price. Xecuter3 basically gives you the same stuff SmartXX v3 will, but just orginizes it better, and makes it easier to change things. SmartXX v3 is only slightly more complicated, but gives you more features (and TWICE the memory for bioses: 2MB vs 4MB) for about the same cost.
The only way I'd say to get an X3 is if you wanted solderless connection for X3IR (turn xbox on and off w/xbox dvd remote), or if you prefered slightly better orginization, with 2MB less for bioses. Both are solid chips, but it's just what you prefer. 4MB is HUGE though. You really don't need that much, but maybe you would want it? Who knows. I wanted the space just so i could test a bunch of bioses (i've tried about 3 to 5 with it).
Also.. If you're going to buy the dual HD kit from llamma, and you don't know of the shop's integrity, I'll tell you that I've personally ordered from them before. I ordered late january, placing an order of about $312 worth of stuff. Everything was neatly packaged and came on time, with no signs of damage or defect in any of the items recieved. This was before
I was asked to help moderate their forums. If you don't want to take my word, there's a "Llamma's great or Llamma sucks" section of the forums for users to post their experience, as well as reseller ratings (link