Has any one ever tried connecting a spare original (360) dvd drive to connect to the xbox 360 unit externally via USB, fitted with either custom firmware (using the identical drive key from the other drive) or a chipped drive. Has it been done before? Ive searched everywhere and could not find any reference to my question.. I know that the xbox detects the HD-DVD drive to the xbox 360, why not a regualr dvd 360 drive.
I dont want to invest in the SATA to USB converter, if this could be done i would not have to take apart my 360 it would save the warrenty..
Im looking to install linux on my Xbox 360.
Here is a link that looks good for the idea..
P.S. As far as the power supply goes, doesnt the original xbox power use the same connecter to power that dvd drive as the 360 dvd drive? I have a junk xbox in my basement, consdering if i just remove the connector and power unit, and make a little cage for it, i could basically power the external dvd drive if that were the case..
I posted this question/idea 30 min ago, under xbox 360 newbie faq but it never acually posted strange..