Even though I have a new Xbox 360 I find the drive noise it emanates when playing a game from a disc to be utterly distracting. From some cursory Googling it seems that in April of 2010 Microsoft released a firmware update that allowed for the use of 16 GB flash drives with the console. The glut of press release regurgitating news articles all highlight that arcade games can be installed to flash drives, but do not indicate if DVD based games can be. I know installation is an option for hard drives, not sure if it's true for flash drives.
Can a user legitimately use an unbranded 16 GB flash drive to install Xbox 360 disc based games?