Use the 360's power supply but DO NOT hookup the video cable. This will prevent the 360 from booting, but it will still power the drive for 5 min (plenty of time to flash).
NOT 4 HL of course!!!!
I just wanna flash the drive, nothing else. So will this work? With all the Xbox360 Drives? And what does HL mean?
HL = Hitachi-LG
You can flash a sammy very quickly so 5 min is plenty of time.
For hitachi it may be hard, if you plan on using slax then booting to windows.
It likely doesnt matter. Noone is even 100% certain that the 360 will log the error, and if MS would even ban if they seen it. There are plenty of 'possible' faliures that could break the sata connection causing the same error, would repair shops be expected to clear the error log? IMHO It's not likely MS would ban over this.