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Philips & Lite-On DG-16D2S
IntroducedEarly 2008
Designed ByPhilips & Lite-On Digital Solutions (PLDS)
TypeDVD Drive
Used InOriginal Xbox 360
Laser TypeHOP-141X
PredecessorPhilips & BenQ VAD6038
SuccessorHitachi-LG DL10N
Philips & Lite-On DG-16D4S

The Philips & Lite-On DG-16D2S is the final DVD drive used in the Original Xbox 360 series. Despite being the successor to the Philips & BenQ VAD6038, is nearly identical to it, except for a significantly redesigned PCB.


Disc tray

Originally, there were multiple firmware versions used on the drive. These were all updated to 0251 when installing the 2.0.13141.0 update. This drive was used on Falcon, Jasper, and Tonasket systems. It was also used on refurbished Xenon and Zephyr systems. All firmware versions have support for AP2.5 security.

Firmware Versions

  • 7845
  • 8385
  • 9345
  • 0251 (Latest)