2015.12V MB SD C4 DAS/Xentry, HDD or SSD?

It’s easy to find two big differences in the latest MB SD Connect Compact 4 newest software version 2015.12, coming with Solid State Disk or Hardware Disk (SDD or HHD), installed in Windows XP or Win 7. So, which combination is best and fit your Mercedes model?


SDConnect XENTRY DAS 2015.12  SDD, or HHD?


“SSD simply has no latency and that’s the scoring point on the option of using SSD instead of a HDD.” said by experienced technicians.


2015.12 Mercedes software in obdii365.com comes with 500G HDD or 256G SSD


— Advantages to get the newest Xentry DAS in SDD:

1 2015.12 mb sd c4 / star c3 in SDD works faster than HDD.

            SSD VS Common HDD in terms of running speed
(we test it on our DELL D630 PC)
boot time about 1min 30 Secs about 4 min about 3 Min 15 Secs about 5 Min
shutdown time about 20 Secs about 50 Secs about 22 Secs about 2 min
time to use Xentry test
one vehicle module
about 2 min 25 Secs about 3Min 27 Secs about 4 Min 28 Secs about 5 min 7 Secs

2 work wit larger files

3 keep data safe

4 no much limitation in terms of form factors

5 make virtually no noise at all


More difference between SSD & HDD, please check this post.


— Compatible device

1 device available for 2015.12 SDconnect software in SSD:

EVG7 tablet

/ Dell D630 laptop


2 device available for 2015.12 MB SD Connect C4 software in HDD:

Most laptops with compatible equipment and settings



2015.12 SDconnect DAS Xentry in Win 7, or Windows XP?


2015.12 SD C4 WIN 7 version is the shining points for this new version software for SD C4 diagnostic tool.

Many WIN 7 users do never worry that whether SDconnect software is suitable for their laptop or not. And this version avoid some conflicts/ errors happened when earlier software in Win 7 system.


Also, Windows XP users also can install the new software to well diagnose or do programming on Mercedes Benz.


Comment on 2015.12 SDconnect win7 by obd365 technicians:


  1. This Software running upon Windows 7 64 bit systems, start-up time within 1min extremely fast
    2. Win 7 star software compatible with most SATA interface laptops



  1. Some Win7 Star software- hhtwin can’t work for S140 Classis diagnosis. (Mercedes cars before 1998 are not available)
    2. Win7 Star software can not support WIFI, so wireless diagnosis or programming is not available.
  2. For the StarFinder 2010, part of the circuit diagram can’t display.


NOTE: all disabled functions above only can be achieved in win XP version.


  1. 2015.12 Mercedes software win 7 cannot do offline programming.

Choose 2012.11/ 2014.07 STAR software for online programming



The best combination for MB:

2015.12 sd c4 sofware in SDD +Dell D630+SD connect compact 4 mux:



Ps. 2015.12 SDConnect 4 WIN 7 version display: