I guess i have to remove the xbox drive from the xbox :/
Is there any component in the xbox i should be extra careful about?
Also, is there any kabels i need or does the xbox drive run on SATA?
you dont wanna be using your consoles drive, as you have to reflash the fw on the drive, you would have to reflash it every time you wanted to rip a disc.
xbox 360 dvd rom's are easily sourced and not that expensive.
hit ebay and get one, flash it with 0800 fw and you are good to go.
the drives are sata yes but use custom power connectors, so you will have to obtain a powersource (google ck3)
dont use your console as it will record a flag that it has booted with no dvd drive attached, could lead to a ban.
if you have an old 360 mobo lying around you can use it to power the drive of course.