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1.0 out of 5 stars Don't let the title fool you.., June 27, 2012
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In this country, "OEM" typically stands for "original equipment manufacturer".. The "OEM" hard drive from Microsoft is pre-installed with Microsoft software that allows backward compatability with original Xbox games.. This hard drive does NOT have that software, and is NOT an original equipment hard drive..

It is fully functional for all other aspects of operation, and the required software CAN be illegally installed onto it, however being built by a Chinese company that calls itself "OEM Electronics" does not make it an original equipment Microsoft hard drive, and is intentionally misleading..
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Initial post: Aug 20, 2012, 11:39:15 AM PDT
Jon Childrey says:
This answered my question perfectly, i bought a non-OEM hard drive from China & it crashed on me. Other friends who have bought the microsoft manufactured hard drive havent had any problems. The easiest way to tell if yours is EOM or non OEM is if it has Xbox 360 stamped on the top of it.

Posted on Jan 14, 2013, 7:22:51 PM PST
S. Foley says:
You realize that adding the require "software" (as you call it, it's actually not software at all, just a partition with a script for emulation) is not illegal at all?

It's also super simple...

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 14, 2013, 7:49:56 PM PST
Shea, the necessary "files", since you object to the use of the term "software", is not legally available for download in the public domain.. If it were, in fact, freely available, don't you think Microsoft would have it available? They don't, because it's proprietary SOFTWARE that is required to allow an Xbox to use an installed hard drive. What you're suggesting is illegally copying proprietary software. It's called "piracy" or "copyright violation".

Posted on Feb 19, 2013, 3:58:28 PM PST
the OEM title almost got me thank you for the warning!

In reply to an earlier post on May 22, 2013, 9:36:35 PM PDT
No. The easiest way is to purchase DIRECTLY from amazon or Microsoft. Not the third party sellers.....
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