The Wasabi X360S is an Xbox 360 Slim HDD Loader and the third to hit the market. The design of the Wasabi X360S looks similar to how the Blaster CK3 connected to consoles and overall looks like it will be a nice integration with the Xbox 360 Slim consoles. While these have only just been announced and their basic feature set we have at the bottom of this page the Wasabi X360S looks like it will be a decent product for the Xbox 360 Slim owners out there.
The price is not 100% confirmed as yet but it looks like it will be around the same price as the X360Key, once we have confirmed price and secured some stock we will start taking pre-orders. At this stage we have not been given information on the Wasabi X360S release date, but as soon as we get this information we will of course write it up.
Team Wasabi are most famous for their Wasabi DX chip for Wii, for those that know their Wii stuff like we do here at modsupplier.com you will know that the Wasabi DX in the end was one of if not the best Wii chips just behind the Wode, while not as popular as the DriveKey the Wasabi team certainly held their own and produced updates as needed and overall was a quality product, we are sure the same thing will be able to be said for the Wasabi X360S and they basic features that have already been announced make it look like it will follow in the footsteps of their former products.
There are two mostly interesting things about the Wasabi X360S, the first is the fact they have dropped USB and are using an e-Sata connection instead, the reason we have been given is that there is so much more bandwidth available with e-sata compared to USB and thus will end up in faster loading times. We guess this can go two ways, some people will love it because of the load times with e-sata and others won’t like it as much as it limits the range of storage devices that can be used with the Wasabi X360S, in the end we guess the market will decide which it prefers.
The second interesting feature is they too are saying with a future firmware update they are planning to implement a ripping feature as well, this would be one of the most sort after features as it means people don’t have to mess around with the PC and Kreon drives to make legitimate backups of their original games to use with the Wasabi X360S, so we will be very interested to see who is first to implement this feature to their loader devices.
At this stage there has been no news to exactly which of the Xbox 360 Slim drives the Wasabi X360S will be able to emulate, we would imagine the Lite-On’s will be first supported but we are just guessing at this stage, as for the Hitachi this may take a little longer as even other teams have not implemented support for this drive just yet.
|• 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: 2.0.1359|
Features coming soon:
- Xbox Live compatibility
- Dumping of X360 ISO's from original discs
Vedio: Wasabi 360 Ultra Demonstration - AP25 and XGD3
Vedio: Wasabi360 Ultra running on- XGD3 & AP2.5 defeated - Gears of War 3, Driver, Warhammer
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