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PostSubject: Spring update   Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:44 pm

There is a report over at [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] claiming that the up coming spring update allows the 360 to support usb mass storage.

But in true M$ fashion there's a catch. You can only use up to 32GB of external storage no matter how big your storage device is. Also it supposedly supports certain kinds.

Way to go microshaft implement something five years later and then crimp it! Great job! Way to give the customer what they need.


Oh BTW the PS3 had unlimited mass support from the start.

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PostSubject: Re: Spring update   Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:51 pm

USB Storage for the Xbox 360
By Jared Newman | Posted at 6:32 pm on Thursday, March 18, 2010
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Joystiq’s Alexander Sliwinski reports a credible rumor: Come this spring, Microsoft will allow Xbox 360 owners to install and download games onto external USB storage. He’s got photo documentation supposedly written by a senior Microsoft engineer and confirmation from two anonymous sources to prove it.

The documents say you’ll be able to store Xbox Live Arcade games, downloadable content, full-scale Games on Demand and title updates on up to two connected storage devices at a time. Installing disc-based games to USB drives is also a possibility, but you’ll still need a disc in the tray, just like when you install a game to the hard drive now.

I still think the 120 GB hard drive on current Xbox 360 models is enough, but the earliest Xbox 360 models, which had 20 GB drives, can feel the squeeze. Microsoft gets a lot of heat for the price of its memory cards ($30 for 512 MB) and replacement hard drives ($130 for 120 GB), so this rumor will make Xbox 360 owners happy if it comes to fruition. This would definitely bolster the appeal of the $200 Xbox 360 Arcade, which lacks a hard drive. Joystiq says hard drives will be partitioned for 16 GB of storage maximum, but a 16 GB USB stick for $40 is still a better deal than Microsoft’s memory cards.

The question, of course, is why? I doubt we’ll ever hear an official explanation, but my best guess is that this has something to do with Datel’s antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft. Until last November, Datel sold unofficial memory cards, which stored more data at a better cost-per-megabyte than Microsoft’s official products. Microsoft banned unauthorized storage products from the Xbox 360, and Datel claimed the console maker was being anti-competitive.

Maybe it’s wacky to assume that Datel’s lawsuit has anything to do with this, but the addition of USB storage would certainly take a bite out of Datel’s argument.


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PostSubject: Re: Spring update   Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:55 pm

u beat me no fair =\ lol

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PostSubject: Re: Spring update   Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:59 pm

Bitterswe3tlife wrote:
u beat me no fair =\ lol

U gotta be quicker next time. lol!

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PostSubject: oh no she didnt.... ya she did ;)   Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:09 pm

grr just a word of advice being quick at everything isnt always a good thing Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Spring update   Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:21 pm

Bitterswe3tlife wrote:
grr just a word of advice being quick at everything isnt always a good thing Laughing


Touche! Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Spring update   Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:51 pm

uh huh

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