There are multiple DVD Drive models used in the Xbox 360, which are used for reading game discs, CDs, DVDs, and other disc-based media.
While the drives are interchangeable between models using the same form factor, they are paired to the keyvault using a unique, drive-specific DVD Key. The keyvault also contains the drive's OSIG, which contains the model number and revision.
|Drive Model||Notes||Consoles||AP2.5 Security|
|Toshiba Samsung TS-H943||Launch drive||Xenon||No|
|Hitachi-LG GDR-3120L||Launch drive||Xenon, Zephyr, and Falcon||78/79 only|
|Philips & BenQ VAD6038||Quieter and faster||Zephyr and Falcon||Yes|
|Philips & Lite-On DG-16D2S||Improved version of the VAD6038||Falcon, Jasper, and Tonasket||Yes|
|Philips & Lite-On DG-16D4S||Launched with the Xbox 360 S||Trinity and Corona||Yes|
|Philips & Lite-On DG-16D5S||Improved version of the DG-16D4S||All Xbox 360 S and Xbox 360 E||Yes|
|Hitachi-LG DL10N||Launched with the Xbox 360 S||All Xbox 360 S and Xbox 360 E||Yes|
Identify By Tray
The drive type can be roughly identified by examining the tray.