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Xbox 360 USB storage update now live

By Jos
Apr 6, 2010
  1. As expected, Microsoft has begun rolling out a new system update for the Xbox 360 that will finally add support for USB storage devices. This means users will be able to take their game saves, Xbox LIVE gamer profiles, demos or Arcade game downloads with them using a thumb drive with anywhere between 1GB and 16GB capacity.

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  2. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 846   +11

    I find it a am musing everyone is making a big deal outa this. I was shocked to find out they were just releasing this feature as I don't own a 360. I just always assumed u could use whatever drive you wanted on a 360. On well happy my ps3 will let me us any FAT formatted drive. True I can only go up to 32 gigs on each drive but oh well.
     
  3. BlindObject

    BlindObject TS Rookie Posts: 446

    About time.
     
  4. "True I can only go up to 32 gigs on each drive but oh well."

    What!!!!

    I have two 500 GB disk connected to my PS3.
     
  5. Timonius

    Timonius TS Booster Posts: 584   +33

    It's 16 GB on each device not 32. The total external storage is up to 32GB on up to 2 devices. Please re-read the article.

    Anyways, this is total BS. With the flip of some numbers in a new system update they could theoretically enable unlimted external storage space. My guess is that they don't want to as they would personally lose money on the sales of the 'properly branded' drives.
     
  6. He said he can only use 32gb on his PS3. Please re-read the post.
     
  7. Sooo M$ you fight against Datel an now u want to sell your own USB storage device to continue the proud tradition of sucking the pockets of X-Box users? Why cant M$ give users more control over their console as the PS3? You use any storage device on the PS3.
     
  8. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 846   +11

    Oh well I might be wrong then, and +1 for the PS3.
    I haven't used anything larger than a 2 gig flash drive. But I was under that impression from a article I was reading on changing out the PS3 hdd when it was talking about backing up your date.
    http://asia.cnet.com/digitalliving/tips/0,3800004921,62032875,00.htm

    So maybe thats only true for backing up your data using the data backup utility.
     
  9. I knew when I bought my xbox I was going to have to pay extra for a bigger HDD and for a memory card. I see this as a response to the Datel lawsuit but I feel I have benefited from it. MS added features while PS3 removes features.
     
  10. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TS Maniac Posts: 546

    So can I take my gamertag with me on my USB pen, using more than 1 360 it is a pain having to recover gamertag on each one.
     
  11. M$ added what PS3 has since 2006 and more. Welcome to the tech world X-Box, tho still lacking...!
     
     
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