The hard drive easily plugged into my XBox 360 slim and when I turned the XBox on I had an additional 295 GB of storage (the system uses a portion of the drive). I didn't need to format the drive, it was good to go.
The Xbox 360 slim has internal 4GB of storage (not a hard drive) and so after inserting the new hard drive I had both storage locations available. It's very easy to move all or parts of the stuff from the internal 4GB to the new drive.
This product has been great. My son finally stopped stealing my flash drives for his games & downloads and now can save his games, download from the Xbox marketplace, etc directly to this drive with plenty of room to spare. A bigger plus is that he isn't randomly deleting games that his siblings play just to make room for his. That has eliminated a bit of the fighting between the kids, and that in itself has made the cost worth it. Now if they would only stop fighting over who's turn it is...
Good value and great way to upgrade your base model Xbox. Now my son does not have to constantly delete and reload games. Very easy install, already formatted and ready to go. Flip your Xbox over, look for the hidden slide tab that covers the slot. Only 1 way for case to go in. Locks into SATA pins. nice and easy.
This 320GB XBox 360 Slim hard drive provides an all-purpose storage solution for media lovers and gamers alike. Save your games, Xbox Live gamer profile, demos, and custom media from your own collection, such as music, movies, photos, community-created content from Xbox Live Marketplace, and more! The modular design allows for easy transport between XBox 360 Slim consoles. Note: This hard drive for XBox 360 Slim is NOT compatible with the Xbox 360.This is a generic product, but the quality is on-par with its name-brand counterpart.Microsoft and Xbox are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation, in the United States and other countries. Trademarks referenced in this listing are for descriptive purposes only. The product(s) in this listing are made by a third-party manufacturer and are unaffiliated with Microsoft Corporation, et al.