I wonder if MS will think twice about doing this due to the Anti-Trust case that is happening with Datel. Just think about it... we are just formatting a 250gb hard drive for use with the 360 because you can't even buy them without plumping for a console as well (ie the MW2 special edition box). The price that Microsoft charges for their official drives should be an Anti-Trust case all on its own... sheer daylight robbery. If I was to take a DVD player and put it in a fancy box and call it a SuperDuper DVD player and then charge 4 times the cost of it and not let anyone else make DVD players I would be called a pirate... this is exactly what Microsoft is doing with the 360 hard drives. They take ordinary hard drives, add a little bit of software formatting to the drive and then put it in a special box and selling it for 4 times the cost. It's ironic when Microsoft are death on pirates when they are doing piracy themselves. Considering they want us to buy DLC that is taking up more and more space these days and then wondering why we go out and mod our own OEM drives that are IDENTICAL to what they use. Installing games to the hard drive reduces wear on the DVD drive and stops the hairdryer noise in the bargain... If you don't want to keep having to uninstall games every time you get a new one you need AT LEAST a 250gb drive... If they deactivate these drives I will be one amongt many who will egg on the brave souls who will be suing Microsoft. I won't be among them due to the fact is that I can't afford it... like I can't afford the stupid price of the Microsoft Official Hard Drives... that is if they bloody well sold them in the first place. Ironic eh?