The Xecuter CK3 Mini has finally been released and is the long awaited replacement to the CK3 Lite which has been extremely popular with those doing their own drives and donít require the extra functions of the CK3i. If you are after a low cost yet quality solution to power your Xbox 360 DVD drives for flashing or repair services than the CK3 Mini is a really good option. There have been a few exciting changes to the design of the CK3 Mini compared to its predecessor the CK3 Lite and we go into detail some more about those changes below, but like we said above if you are looking for a lower cost solution to the CK3i and donít require the extra functions the CK3i has such as the automation features in Jungle Flasher or the Mode B support for the old Hitachi drives which most donít these dayís then the CK3 Mini is going to be an attractive looking kit. They come with the Self-Resetting PPTC Fuses to prevent damage from power spikes, of course a power button & LED, eject button and now a really nice see through case to protect the PCB from the elements. The case is something that was not found on the CK3 Lite and is a welcomed addition to the CK3 Mini.
The Xecuter CK3 Mini is as the name describes very small. They have removed the Molex power connector on the unit to save size and it now comes with a 4-pin connector for power which is the same used on 3.5Ē floppy drives in PCís. Now all PC power supplies will have these power connectors in them but Xecuter didnít want to leave anything to chance and for those that maybe are already using all their 4-pin connectors they have included a small converter cable that will convert the 4-pin to Molex so people can still continue to use Molex to power the CK3 Mini if they wish to.
Now there has been an exciting addition to the Xecuter CK3 Mini which is the ability to power your drives from USB, yes thatís right you can now use the CK3 Mini in conjunction with the x360usb pro to flash your drives on the go using a Laptop and getting 5v power from USB. This has been achieved by the inclusion of a special adapter cable that converts the 4-pin power plug on the device to USB for taking 5v power from any USB port. This is going to be terrific for people that are on the go and do mobile drive flashing or repairs and wish to use a laptop setup. Note with this method it will only power the board on the drive and lacks the 12v to give you the eject function, but the eject function is not used in most cases and is really only required for some drive recoveryís.
Xecuter CK3 Mini Features
- Power Fat & Slim Xbox 360 Drives By USB
- 4-pin to USB Power Cable Supplied
- Powers ALL XBOX 360 DVD Drives
- 4-pin to Molex Power Cable Supplied
- 100% Compatible with all flashing tools inc Jungle Flasher
- Onboard ON/OFF Switch (Perfect For Vendor Mode)
- Self-Resetting PPTC Fuses To Prevent Damage
- Onboard Eject Switch
- New 4-pin Power Connector Design
- High Build Quality & Case
- Trusted Xecuter Design