Is this real? This mode switching sounds really weird. Also if the PC sees such a HDD as unformatted/need to reformat, ok. But if the console can't detect the wrong mode and tell you about it, that's just plain wrong.
Well, it's still better than Sony's approach on storage.
By default, the drive only works with the consoles and the mode switching app has nothing to do with nor is sanctioned by MS.
That is a 3rd party app to allow future owners of the drive to access it's contents from a PC.
My Consoles: Atari 2600, 5200, 7800, Jaguar; Coleco Telstar Alpha, Telstar Ranger, Colecovision; Mattel Intellivision; Microsoft Xbox, Xbox360; Nintendo NES, SNES, N64, Gamecube, Wii; Sega Genesis w/cd, Saturn, Dreamcast; Sony PSX, PS2.
Does anyone think it will ever be possible to take your offline profile on an XBOX 360 and transfer it over to XBOX One? For example if I play my 360 offline and get achievements, I want to be able to update my profile online without actually connecting the 360. I use to be able to do this between two 360's but not with the offline 360 and online XBONE. THanks.
The drive is basically NTFS formatted, however the MBR is changed so Windows cant access the drive by default. An app has already been released that basically put the drive in a state where Windows can read it, then changes the MBR back to a state so the Xbox One can read it again.
In doing so you can copy Xbox One apps / games / demos to your PC, just like with the Xbox 360. I could not get the Xbox One to read any audio / video files off the drive however.
New release available: Version 1.1 Changes
- Ability for creation of new storage devices allowing people without the June System Preview update to make use of external storage!
- Ability for USB 2.0 drives to be used with the console.
- Capability to create multiple partitions on a single drive for use with the XBOX One.