Do you not even pay attention to what the thread is about?
The thread is about the people that were banned for using modded consoles
Where do you people keep getting the idea that this is used for cheating, btw? Do you know anything at all about what the Xbox 360 drive-mods allow? Here's a cheat-sheet...
You can boot 1:1 backups (that means, identical to retail, NO DEVIATION), from YOUR region, on your console.
Modifying the disk to cheat breaks the stealth, and the firmware won't boot it. This is purely for piracy purposes and has nothing to do with cheaters You can't cheat with a modified firmware, you can't "ruin peoples online experience" or "gain an unfair advantage". You can play 1:1 backups of retail games without modification to the game files. And that's it o_o
lol 'backups' We aren't using 3.5 inch floppies any more. I love the backup excuse. Love it.
You don't need floppies to make a backup. Do you not know anything about computers and making "back ups"? A backup is a copy of the original file on another disk, CD, DVD, memory stick or external harddrive, it does not have to be on a floppy diskette.
I love how some morons instantly think "floppy disk" when they hear "backups", just love it.
I'm pretty sure that he meant that the data stored on the optical disc wasn't as vulnerable to environmental damage like magnetic storage is. While a magnetic disk could be damaged by all sorts of magnetic sources around it amongst other things, an optical disc will last pretty much untill the reflector doesn't begin to oxidize so long as you don't abuse it. Really, in most cases, a well taken care of disc will long out live the drive it's being played in.