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Here is the DIY tutorial on set up Mercedes-Benz MB Star diagnostic DAS Xentry software on MacBook Air.
We are not responsible for the damage. Many thanks to turbo97se who provided the VMware Images.
Many of us have been struggling using trusty old HP laptop to run DAS. It is super slow because it runs a virtual machine of MB Star SD Connect C4 diagnosis DAS Xentry… it would take 5 minutes or more just to boot the virtual machine! I have tried a couple of times to migrate to a new laptop but the newer ones don’t have serial. I have tried several USB to serial adapters but the only one that works is the FTDI. I then fought with a couple of settings to get it to work. I thought I would do some screenshots and mini-tutorial on how to make this work. I am using a Macbook Air, but some of the instructions apply to windows machines.
1. Install the FTDI driver Latest drivers here: http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm
2. Install VMWARE - Mine was VMWARE Fusion
3. Open Virtual Machine file. I recommend copying it to your local drive if you have space. It is about 65GB.
4. Start the Virtual Machine
5. Plug in the FTDI cable and you will see the screen below:
6. Select connect to Windows. You may need to install the drivers in Windows. Mine installed automatically without installing drivers on the virtual machine.
7. In the virtual machine select control panel -> system as shown below:
8. Go to Ports (Com & LPT) and select communications ports and disable all active serial ports.
9. Select the USB com port. Go to advanced and set the port to port 2.
Special thanks to turbo97se who provided the VMware Images.
Mercedes Benz MB Star diagnostic software XENTRY / DAS for MB Star C3 or MB SD connect C4 always get nice reputation in terms of diagnostics and programming functions. But these days, more and more people began to complaint about its terrible running, especially for the running speed. And here, obdii365.com offers the MB SD C4 diagnostic system with software SSD (solid drive) version.which will work like a charm to help you get rid of your disappointment.
First, HDD vs SSD
This will help learn that why to run XENTRY /DAS with SSD; that is, the benefit of star software.
|Stands for||2016 Xentry DAS in Hard Disk Drive (HDD)||2016 Xentry DAS in Solid State Drive (SSD)|
|Speed||HDD has higher latency, longer read/write times, and supports fewer IOPs (input output operations per second) compared to SSD.||SSD has lower latency, faster read/writes, and supports more IOPs (input output operations per second) compared to HDD.|
|Heat, Electricity, Noise||Hard disk drives use more electricity to rotate the platters, generating heat and noise.||Since no such rotation is needed in solid state drives, they use less power and do not generate heat or noise.|
|Defragmentation||The performance of HDD drives worsens due to fragmentation; therefore, they need to be periodically defragmented.||SSD drive performance is not impacted by fragmentation. So defragmentation is not necessary.|
|Components||HDD contains moving parts – a motor-driven spindle that holds one or more flat circular disks (called platters) coated with a thin layer of magnetic material. Read-and-write heads are positioned on top of the disks; all this is encased in a metal cas||SSD has no moving parts; it is essentially a memory chip. It is interconnected, integrated circuits (ICs) with an interface connector. There are three basic components – controller, cache and capacitor.|
|Weight||HDDs are heavier than SSD drives.||SSD drives are lighter than HDD drives because they do not have the rotating disks, spindle and motor.|
|Dealing with vibration||The moving parts of HDDs make them susceptible to crashes and damage due to vibration.||SSD drives can withstand vibration up to 2000Hz, which is much more than HDD.|
Engineers at obd365 test the two types of SDConnect C4 software on Dell D630 laptop. And here, data talks.
| SSD VS Common HDD in terms of running speed
(we test it on our DELL D630 PC)
|4G SSD||4G HDD||1G SSD||1G HDD|
|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|
Our engineer has tested the 2016.3 SD connect c4 SSD on Dell D630 laptop,running fast.
Purpose: do a quick test on all control unit
Hardware ID XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX
HW-ID XXXXXXXXXXX APPID XXX
This is the star diagnostic tutorial on lower Mercedes Benz cars, with MB SD Connect c4 diagnostic tool. Here takes W211 as an example.
MB SD C4
Dell d630 with Windows XP system
Tutorial on lowering the car via picture:
Model series selection: 211
This is the main menu
Then go to Functions performed by more than one control unit
Then Chassis / Chassis
Then Level adjustment
Here is where people have problems, they just go to actuations and then lower it, IT WILL NOT STAY LOWERED this way, you have to go to initial startup
Then Initial startup with manual settings input for new control unit/ Level Calibration
Here you will see a screen that shows the voltages which correspond to the height of the vehicle. they must be within the given ranges in the left hand column. use the + and – buttons to lower the car(In the screenshot I am in the car with a friend in the back seat, so that is why it is at 3.27, it should not exceed 3) Then hit F2
Enter in these inclination angles and if the car is within the voltages supplied in the page before, the car will accept the new lowered setting, if not it will reject it.
Hope this helps out a few MB brothers.
1x 4pin cable
1x 38 pin cable
1x 14pin track cable
1x COM cable
1xRS232 to RS485 Cable
1x Serial adapter cable
1x Z-TEK USB1.1 to RS232 Convert Connector