You know what’s amazing beyond amazing? My mac formatted !!!! (HFS+, i just checked to make sure because I couldn’t believe it) USB hard drive worked plugged into the 360, and it was able to read a High Def WMV I had on it and play it JUST PERFECTLY. I didn’t even THINK that I had it mac formatted when I plugged it in, and yet, it worked fine. It did show as “external device” though, and I did have the iPod “media extensions” or whatever installed, so perhaps it thought it was just a really weird iPod? Or maybe the ability to read the HFS+ iPod extends to normal HFS+ drives?
If so, hell yes Microsoft. Good on you. Seriously. Why do you kick so much ass in the 360 department?
Guess what can’t read the drive? My very-up-to-date PS3. Doesn’t even acknowledge it. But I don’t know if it would acknowledge it if it were a FAT32 drive, either. (edit: it would)