There wasn't anything special about the last ones either... they just were a specific Toshiba (I think) model that had a way to identify if it was that brand/size. It was still 2.5 and you could upgrade a 60 to a 250 with some file work/formatting... but still I want 1tb or higher ability in my console. If they want it to be a media center essentially... let me fucking upgrade it.
This new one should be just like the last, special files/formatting/size/etc will be required... most likely. The biggest deal of it all is that they charge 130 bucks for 250gb... no plastic case/engineering can be worth a 75+ dollar mark up on a fucking HDD... I guess my wishes are that business would be in it for the quality/satisfaction... not the money; that's a pipe dream though on my part.