[QUOTE=spankmaster;2462386]Im currently working on making a completely portable xbox 360 hacking computer. ive got a laptop with a compatible pcmcia card chipset and all the tools i need but i just need to power the drives. I was figuring a double usb to molex cable would solve this problem since the power specifications ont eh drive show 5v - 0.9A. but im slightly confused. does the drive ALSO require 12v - 1.2A or is this just another specification for 12v power? if so do i still have to have the 12v power pin in the molex connected or will the 5v alone work? i just dont in specifics how drives draw their power.
P.S. For those of you in the know, i do know that the xbox360 drives do NOT have a molex power on them. I am using a Maximus connectivity kit which powers the drive and has a molex input.[/QUOTE]
Hi i am also doing this and i now have it all sussed on the power connecter for the dvd drive it uses 12v, 5v, 3.3v and GND for the 3.3v you need a 3A low dropout voltage regulator to go from 5v to 3.3v then you will need a step up voltage regulator to get your 12v from the 5v usb (probably using 2 usb’s) i have already made the molex to xbox dvd drive converter just waiting for parts for the usb to molex converter let me know if you want any help