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    Default Anyone bought an Xbox in the last few months

    Has anyone bought an xbox in the last few months ?

    If so did it have a Samsung drive, I read in another formum that most of the new Xbox's have samsung drives. Also where did you buy it from.

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    Default Re: Anyone bought an Xbox in the last few months

    I think it is pot luck... All the new machines might have samsung drives... but there is always a chance that they sell you an older machine.

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    Default Re: Anyone bought an Xbox in the last few months

    bought a new 1 recently wif samsung from index, i agree wif cueball but it depends how much stock is left over.if its a popular well knowen shop it should be a new version 5

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    Default Re: Anyone bought an Xbox in the last few months

    it is pot luck, i bought 3 a month or so and they all had samsungs in, i wouldnt worry about it too much, just spend an extra 50 quid on a nice sized HD and youll never use the dvdrom anyway
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    Default Re: Anyone bought an Xbox in the last few months

    bought about a dozen in the last 2 months from Argos, Woolies and PC World.

    All had Samsung drives except the one I got from PC World :censored

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    Default Re: Anyone bought an Xbox in the last few months

    missus got mine from woolies couple of weeks before xmas and its got a samsng drive

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    Default Re: Anyone bought an Xbox in the last few months

    What's wrong with the samsung drives?

    My mate got his xbox a couple of months back and it has a samsung drive. It's read all the DVDs and CDs I've burnt for him.

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    Default Re: Anyone bought an Xbox in the last few months

    I know a few people who have brought them latley.
    The ones the have been brought from Game had samsung drives in.

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    Default Re: Anyone bought an Xbox in the last few months

    i bought an xbox in december version 1.5 and mine had a shit thompson drive i got mine from gamestation. my m8 bought one from the same shop about 2 days later and his had samsung drive (jammy git) it is just pot luck.

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    Default Re: Anyone bought an Xbox in the last few months

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.James
    What's wrong with the samsung drives?

    My mate got his xbox a couple of months back and it has a samsung drive. It's read all the DVDs and CDs I've burnt for him.
    Nothin' wrong with them, this is the reason people want them.

    Last few machines I've done have all had Samsung drives. Dunno where they were bought from though.

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    Default Re: Anyone bought an Xbox in the last few months

    Bought 2 just before xmas both with samsung drive from game.

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    Default Re: Anyone bought an Xbox in the last few months

    I bought 2 last month. The 1st one for my nephews Christmas present from Dixons in the UK and that had a Samsung drive and a 2nd one from a shop in Sweden for myself which had a Phillips drive in it. Luckily I know a guy in town who mods xboxs and he had a couple with Samsung drives in so I swapped the drive over. Can't remember the manufacture date of the one I bought my nephew but mine was November 2003.

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    Default Re: Anyone bought an Xbox in the last few months

    Just be glad you did'nt get a xbox with a new phillips drive in it!They don't read at least 99% of the dvd'rs out there and if you try to adjust the laser it burn's out the drive and does'nt even read original's, last two x-boxes that came to me both had these phillips drives in.

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    Default Re: Anyone bought an Xbox in the last few months

    bought an Xbox 2 weeks ago from Amazon, got a Samsung drive

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    Default Re: Anyone bought an Xbox in the last few months

    Quote Originally Posted by sanj
    Just be glad you did'nt get a xbox with a new phillips drive in it!They don't read at least 99% of the dvd'rs out there and if you try to adjust the laser it burn's out the drive and does'nt even read original's, last two x-boxes that came to me both had these phillips drives in.
    jesus, would you go sick if that happened, id be gutted

    i was lucky enough to get my green xbox with a samsung in it, it reads every dvdr ive ever put in it, and not only does it read cdr, but reads the cheapest crappyest cdr i can find, i reckon it would read a choccy biccy if i put one in

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    Default Re: Anyone bought an Xbox in the last few months

    Chipped a V1.5 with Focus video chip last week and it had a Philips in it. I found last week that the grey Datawrite disks and Bulcpac orange disks that work great in my plain old vanilla Thompson drive every time, would not work on any samsung drive I tried and were realy dodgy in the Philips one mentioned above so its swings and roundabouts with drives reading in DVDr the only bonus with the Samsung and the Philips is they play CDr.

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    Default Re: Anyone bought an Xbox in the last few months

    Bulkpaq orange work sound in my Sammy drive xbox, I just put games that are about 2gb in size on them, anything that is a full dvd I put on ritek but at about £12 for 25 of the bulkpaq tangos then it's all good with me. Never tried the grey Datawrite ones though.

    My original Phillips drive I had in my xbox before I swapped it would not read any kind of CDR.

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    Default Re: Anyone bought an Xbox in the last few months

    I wouldnt bover with the greys I just stick to the Datawrite yellows for Sammys and Philips and Tango Bulqpaq for myself as they work fine in my Tommy and are a fantastic price at the moment. The Philips drive I had this week played cheapo shit cdr's I installed slayers 2.5 from one.

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    Default Re: Anyone bought an Xbox in the last few months

    ive upgraded about 50 of these since xmas most are sammys the rest have mostly been thomsons with very few philips i wonder if they are droping these drives

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