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Philips & BenQ VAD6038
IntroducedEarly 2007
Designed ByPhilips & BenQ Digital Solutions (PBDS)
TypeDVD Drive
Used InOriginal Xbox 360
Laser TypeHOP-141X
PredecessorHitachi-LG GDR-3120L
Toshiba Samsung TS-H943
SuccessorPhilips & Lite-On DG-16D2S

The Philips & BenQ VAD6038 is a DVD drive used in the Original Xbox 360 series. It is the successor to the Toshiba Samsung TS-H943 and Hitachi-LG GDR-3120L.


Disc tray

There are two firmware versions used on the drive. Drives using 6493 firmware were updated to 0442 when installing the 2.0.13141.0 update. This drive was used on Zephyr and Falcon systems. It was also used on refurbished Xenon systems. Both firmware versions have support for AP2.5 security.

Firmware Versions

  • 6493
  • 0442 (Latest)