Star DAS Xentry 07/2016 SSD HDD win7 / 8 all info here (with advice feedback)

MB Star DAS Xentry 2016.7 is tested working fine with sdconnect c4 and Star C3 interface, and tested ok on both Dell D630 and other computers with win7 and win8. And then DAS Xentry 2016.7 is recorded into both SSD 256G and common HDD 500GB. Read below paragraph for the price list.

ssd compare with hdd

Below is MB Star DAS Xentry 07/2016 SSD HDD win7 / 8 Price list:

Note: get from will get one-time activation for free
Item No. SS185-AD7, Star C3 2016.7, DELL D630, SSD 256G, win7, 129USD+ shipping

Item No. SS186-AD7, SD C4 2016.7, DELL D630, SSD 256G, win7,129USD + shipping
Item No. SS186-D7, SD C4 2016.7, DELL 500G, win7, 109USD free shipping
Item No.SS185-D7, C3 2016.7, DELL d630 500G, win7, 109USD free shipping

Item No.SS186-8D7,SD C4 2016.7,DELL d630 500G,win8, 109USD free shipping

sd4 2016.7

 sd4 2016-07


SSD compare with common HDD in terms of running speed

 ssd compare with hdd

Buy External hard drive or internal hard drive?

Some users recommend machine-specific hard drive with pre-installed and ‘authorized’ software, I.E SD connect C4 plus Dell D630 laptop, because they consider SD connect with external hard drive is not good at the following aspects.

External hard drive yes and no:

1)  If laptop broke, you could just plug it into another machine.

2)  It’s a lot slower than running it from disk, because of VMWare overhead. If you use it 2 or 3 times a year, a VM solution is perfectly fine.

3)  Hangs off the machine and can be damaged as you move the laptop around. If you pick up the laptop, the USB drive unplugs, then it will fall to the ground and you’re cooked.


Internal Hard drive advantages:

1)  Much faster, if you use it quite a bit then go External hard drive.

2)  Internal is so much nicer because now I just have the multiplexer and laptop to carry to the car. Nothing to unplug or fall off.


MB Star DAS Xentry feedback:

Switching heater booster to the water heater, enabling/disabling some cluster menus, enabling corner lights and integrating an aftermarket alarm and remote was like a walk in the park.


I’ve done stuff like reset the adaptations on my transmission, drive-in adaptations on the transmission, and relearning of the throttle plate and sunroof. I had changed my battery and afterwards the sunroof would not go back smoothly. I went into the relearn function and voila it worked. Plus, I can lower the suspension with Das-Xentry.


Other than finding and reading faults, SDConnect C4 can be used to modify and adjust settings on control units (as well as add oem equipment) which are unavailable in the standard version, but the ‘developer’ version,

*Be careful in using in developer mode as you can seriously screw up all the controlling car-confusers and no dealer ever knows how, or wants, to fix it for you.


Moreover on Star Xentry enabling collect:

Cluster mods include

Fuel remaining

Temp on display

Lowering – airmatic only

star needs all the multiplexors etc to speak to your car – easiest way is to visit an indie.


Auto folding mirrors (if electrically folding)

Tyre pressure loss warning

Fuel tank content display

Outside temperature disply in the status line

UK mode deletion (enables MPH in status display)

Navigation display in instrument cluster

Telephone/ipod buttons enable and display in instrument cluster


Mainly with retrofits (rain sensor, electrically folding mirrors, NTG2.5 and more recently diagnosing auto transmission fault).


Benz MB STAR with Dev Mode feedback:

To enable cornering lights:
Set Turning Lamps to PRESENT

To enable tank content remaining (gallons left)
Inf & Comm -> Instr. Custer -> Diag. to Plant Spec. -> Control Unit Adapt. -> Variant Coding -> Read Coding and change….
– You then need to reset the “kombiinstrument” (reboot)
Reset in DEV: Steuergeraet Resetten (PowerON-Modus) (FN_Reset_SG_Power_ON)
I’ve written this up after having done this using DAS Simulator.

***Some reading led me to find some sites say to also enable: Menu RR: Reichweite/Tankinfo

But mine works without so I didn’t enable this second one…

To enable flashing brake lights on emergency braking (missing on my SAM)

Control Units -> Body -> Rear SAM -> Dev. Data -> Control Unit Adapt. -> Control Unit Adapt. (Variant Coding)

Scroll to: Parameter Notbremsung, in the submenu you will have two more options: select zugelassen (enable)

Think the first choice is flashing brake and second is hazard lights, enable one or the other or both…

Enable Date in the Cluster (I’ve yet to do this one)

Control Units -> Inf. & Comms. -> IC – Instr. cluster -> Diag. to plant spec -> Control unit adapt. -> Control unit adapt. ( Variant coding ) -> Variantkodierung Werkseinstellungen: Set “Datumsanzeige Grundbildebene” to aktiv. (active)

– Then reboot the cluster