Xbox 360 Drives Database


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Right around when the first firmware hack came out for the Xbox 360 I saw a surge in the number of forum threads and news posts asking and trying to answer what Xbox 360 package would give them a Hitachi-LG or Toshiba-Samsung drive. This site will hopefully make it easier for you to find a new Xbox 360 with a DVD-ROM drive model that you want. The list is generated by user submissions and I encourage you to do the same. You can not expect that any of the information you find on this site to be accurate, or lead you to a Xbox 360 pack with the approriate drive. This is stictly a site to help organize the data available.

To get the site up and running was unbelivably easy because I had polished the back-end code for years and it was quite easy to migrate the codebase to the new database structure. The total time it took to sketch the database structure to a complete site was less than 8 hours. I think thats pretty cool.

If you want any features or even find bugs, don't hesitate to e-mail me .

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Quick changelog:

  • 2006-06-06 17:xx started to plan the database structure and field usage
  • 2006-06-07 01:20 initial version done with new layout and every function up and running
  • 2006-06-09 17:35 advertised site to maxconsole and xbox-scene, added N/A on empty shop fields
  • 2006-06-11 02:16 fixed link in email from link to
  • 2006-06-12 15:20 list is primary sorted by date, lot, team and drive
  • 2006-06-14 21:59 added the modelnumbers to the profile and submit pages
  • 2006-06-15 13:38 added firmware back to the main list, added more specific firmware guidelines to submissionform
  • 2006-06-18 00:54 added utf8 check, changed headerbar bgcolor
  • 2006-08-09 13:07 fixed sorting by shop link on the header bar
  • 2006-09-17 23:14 moved adsense block around
  • 2006-11-21 01:23 changed verification code from 5 to 3 characters
  • 2007-02-06 16:49 added new Xbox 360 drive to submit options, BenQ VAD6038
  • 2007-05-01 00:00 added the new Xbox 360 Elite to the pack options
  • 2007-08-10 14:17 added a new form option to specify if the Core and Premioum packs has a HDMI connector
  • 2007-08-14 01:11 updated the submit form to include correct firmware versions, some new comments, updated howto and formhelp
  • 2007-10-16 00:57 added new Xbox 360 Arcade pack
  • 2007-11-03 20:48 now background on sorted item, added entries per page option and updated help page
  • 2007-11-07 11:54 changed how the sorting query was built, now requested sort + mfgdate + team + lotno, made it easier to search mfgdate and LOTNO.
  • 2007-11-11 12:05 fixed special pack bug in submission form
  • 2008-05-20 12:06 added new Xbox 360 DVD drive, Lite-On DG-16D2S, to the list
  • 2008-08-10 12:17 fixed #videmode to #videomode in submitform, changed Lot to LOT, change 'for edit' to 'for editing', changed 'find yours' to 'locate yours', added new firmware versions
  • 2008-08-10 21:59 added 'please' to edit function, changed verification image generation from md5 hash to crypt, removed hard to read chars
  • 2008-08-14 09:19 fixed country shortening in list
  • 2008-08-15 15:46 added header title for howto, cleaned the filter search url, do redirect if any empty fields, show only filled fields in url
  • 2008-08-16 21:30 fixed small sort and desc bug from yesterdays filter change, now desc/asc works when filtered, fixed missing desc=1 on default sorting column
  • 2008-08-17 08:36 added the new Xbox 360 Premium 60GB pack
  • 2008-08-19 20:07 added by request the moderboard model to the submission form, also updated the form help and howto to include the identification instructions
  • 2008-09-07 11:56 added '20GB' to the old Premium strings to distinguish it from the new 60GB, fixed page links with filtered list
  • 2008-09-12 20:47 fixed filter sanitation redirect loop, decode url when compare
  • 2008-09-23 22:09 forgot to add new Lite-On drive to profile, shows correct name now
  • 2008-09-26 23:44 changed from 'Casper' to 'Jasper', should be the correct codename
  • 2008-09-30 17:54 added v_board to the sanitary check, forgot to add
  • 2008-12-31 00:01 added a fan model field to the submission form and the rest of the site, previously also added Jasper to the board selection menu
  • 2009-03-15 21:00 updated the report form, removed a lot of bad entries, added translation of lotno week code to a date, update formhelp and howto (new fan info)
  • 2010-02-24 12:49 added the new xbox 360 elite 250gb model
  • 2010-08-01 21:42 optimized the list sql query, instead of seperate query for number of comments it now does a subquery
  • 2010-11-30 16:09 added the Xbox 360 Slim 4GB
  • 2010-12-05 15:35 changed Valhalla to Velje (Slim), added Jasper revision Kronos, added Philips-LiteOn DG-16D4S drive, change BenQ to Philips-BenQ and Lite-On to Philips-LiteOn
  • 2011-07-22 14:00 added the new Philips-LiteOn DG-16D5S (Slim)
  • 2012-01-19 17:34 added a privacy statement to make it clear how the information is used
  • 2012-06-22 02:52 updated all the code to convert form ereg to preg on php 5.3
  • 2016-05-01 17:13 updated code to fix mysql num rows deprication
  • 2021-05-09 12:22 updated submission and edit of entries, deprecated function and sql query updarted (thanks Brian and Dan)


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