Microsoft Warns Against Using Unauthorized Storage in Xbox Live Preview Program

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Gamers that got into Microsoft’s Xbox Live preview program (for Facebook, Twitter, and Zune) are being warned not to use unauthorized storage devices (memory cards). Doing so could be bad (it’s a technical term). Microsoft’s Major Nelson warned:

When Preview Program members start receiving the Xbox 360 system update next week, one of the changes is that unauthorized Memory Units will no longer work with the Xbox 360. If you’ve moved your profile or saved games onto one to “back it up,” you’d better move it back onto an authorized Xbox 360 storage device prior to taking the update. If you continue to use an unauthorized Memory Unit after the update, you will not be able to access your stored profile or saved games.

So check yourself before you wreck yourself preview program peeps!


Author: RPadTV

8 thoughts on “Microsoft Warns Against Using Unauthorized Storage in Xbox Live Preview Program”

  1. I didnt realize 360 had proprietary removable memory cards.Thats lame.Guess they refuse to lose any of that revenue stream.Makes them money I guess forced overpriced memory cards were a thing of the past I thought.

  2. @Trikkey To be fair, all third-party peripherals go through stringent testing before Microsoft certifies them. As a gamer, the last thing you need is some crap accessory from China zapping your system. Is it a common occurrence? Probably not, but it can happen. At least if an approved accessory zaps your system, you have some kind of (probably limited) recourse.

  3. Yea I guess,as the old saying goes you get what you pay for.If you buy a 4gb flash drive at the flea market or off the net for TOO cheap you may screw yourself.I like being able to use storage media of my choice with my PS3 and Wii.Hated buying the memory cards for their previous systems.

    Also if your memory card or any other peripheral screws up your console you probably wouldnt know that it was the cause.If you did think it caused the problem it might not be possible or feasible to prove it.

  4. @Trikkey I've used SwitchGames and I like the service a lot. I'm only familiar with Goozex on a surface level, but I've read lots of good things about the service.

  5. That's just wrong. What about the people who have lots of data on an unauthorized HDD? I still don't see how M$ can get away with those HDD prices. I think M$ should look the other way on this one. I don't blame anyone for finding a work around from overpaying for the M$ HDDs.

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