yee new drive, more work for garyopa or commodore4eva.
Manufactured March 2006
Philips VAD6038 maybe based on BenQ 1650V (16x DVD - 50x CD)
Hardware versin: J-DA0A1
Firmware version: 61111D
and why is MS Part number has XXXXXX-XXX
This must be a sample drive sent to MS for testing purposes.
Early on in 2006 after the first hack was released, MS decided to switch to BenQ drives made by the "Philips" team,
then shortly after BenQ got the order, they got taken over by Lite-On, as such MS requested that the new company
must go thru the whole validation/testing progress again, and MS needed to switch back to Hitachi with the new v78 drive,
but in the 3rd Quarter of this year, LiteOn will be shipping new drives to the MS assembly lines which by then we should
start to see in the new year (2007) models, or maybe just be XMAS if we have a busy Holiday season this year.