News: Wasabi x360 shipping, at our shop starting Monday! Wasabi x360s is delivering to us their first pieces of their new blockbuster, and we started shipping, meaning shops will start receiving stocks on Monday, and everyday after. For the Wasabi x360 for FAT model, Wasabi x360 will start shipping Monday.
The Wasabi X360 is another Xbox 360 HDD loader to hit the market, the Wasabi X360 is designed to be used on the older Phat Xbox 360 consoles and connects to the top of the console in a similar fashion to the way the Blaster CK3 did. Like the X360Key the Wasabi X360 seems to boast a decent set of features and it looks like the price is going to be around the same, we won’t list the final price until we have secured some stock and when ready we will start taking pre-orders for it. At this stage only a basic set of features have been announced which we have listed at the bottom of this page, as more news or features are announced we will of course update this page with any info we think is worth talking about. The Wasabi X360 release date has not been set at this stage, when we receive a general idea on the release date we will post it up on this page as well.
For those that know their Wii chips the Wasabi DX was one of the best chips for Wii, even though it was not at popular as the DriveKey the Wasabi team really did come up with a great chip that reviled DriveKey and we think they are going to have a good crack at pulling off something just as decent for the Xbox 360 with the Wasabi X360. Interestingly enough they are also boasting a future feature of the X360 will have the rip feature, this of course is a much wanted feature from any Xbox 360 HDD Loader and we hope that team Wasabi can pull that off as well. So hold onto your hat’s people as it looks like things are just warming up, soon as we have more information on the Wasabi X360 this page will be updated.
One thing that we here at modsupplier.com found interesting about the Wasabi X360 was the fact they have ditched USB in favour of E-Sata, so we guess calling it a USB loader is not totally accurate and it would more be considered to be a HDD loader. The reason the team gave for this was the massively more bandwidth that was available through e-Sata compared to USB, now in reality we are not really sure how much difference this is going to make since you only really need a certain amount for emulation and then anything over is just faster loading, but time will tell if USB or e-SATA is the preferred connection for devices such as the Wasabi X360. One thing we can see is that e-sata is going to limited the range of storage devices that can be used with the Wasabi X360, so only time will tell if that’s something that worries perspective buyers or not.
Keep your eyes on this page for updates on news, features & release date for the Wasabi X360.
Wasabi x360 Features include:
|• Unique, intuitive on-screen user interface - navigate the ISO list directly from the Xbox 360 dashboard using your controller. No need to interact with a small remote/LCD for feedback or navigation. No need to ever leave the sofa|
|• Solderless installation|
|• Support for XGD3 games|
|• Support for AP25 protected games, without needing to patch ISO's|
|• ESATA interface is used in place of USB providing superior performance, since data is transferred directly between the ESATA HDD and Xbox 360 resulting in impressively high bandwidth, many times faster than reading from a real DVD disc|
|• Elegant and streamlined console inspired case design|
|• Versions available for both fat and slim consoles|
|• NTFS file system natively supported|
|• Powerful embedded CPU running performance tuned Real Time Operating System|
|• Regular firmware updates available free for download|
|• Fully updatable hardware (MCU and FPGA's) from ESATA HDD including a failsafe recovery mode|
|• No need to flash or in any way modify your original ODD|
|• Hardware selectable pass through mode – allowing games to be played from the original disc drive in a 100% Xbox Live safe manner|
|• Latest supported Xbox 360 dashboard version: 2.0.13599.0|
Features coming soon:
- Xbox Live compatibility
- Dumping of X360 ISO's from original discs
Video: Wasabi 360 Ultra Demonstration - AP25 and XGD3
Video: Wasabi360 Ultra running on- XGD3 & AP2.5 defeated - Gears of War 3, Driver, Warhammer
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