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QuickMythril # Posted on 2012-05-24 at 09:04PM UTC

some hitachi 78/79 seem to ignore the ap2.5 checks just like the older hitachi drives. if you are lucky to have one of these then it will play discs burned with topology (for 3.0) or discs with ap2.5 replay sectors (for 2.0 and below). it WILL NOT play any truncated discs being a hitachi. however if your drive does do the ap2.5 checks then you pretty much have to wait for 3.0 to be released, or get a different xbox.

easiest way to be sure that your xbox does or does not do the ap2.5 checks: burn a copy of one of the 6 xgd2 ap2.5 active games, (fable 3, mw2, black ops, halo reach, need for sped hot pursuit, and assassins creed brotherhood), if it works then your drive probably ignores the checks. if it fails to boot then you are failing an ap2.5 check (which may flag your console, so this is done at your own risk), and you’ll need 3.0.