Xbox 360 USB storage confirmed, update coming April 6

By Matthew ยท 17 replies
Mar 26, 2010
  1. Following last week's rumors, Microsoft has confirmed plans to add USB storage support to the Xbox 360. On April 6, the company will release a system update via Xbox Live allowing any USB flash drive from 1GB and up to be used for storing game data, such as profiles, saves, demos, and more.

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  2. stan4

    stan4 TS Rookie Posts: 34

    Wow, this is great news.

    Now why would someone choose to buy a model apart from the arcade? lol, I'm going for the arcade now!
  3. elroacho72

    elroacho72 TS Rookie Posts: 116

    This is cool, I have been needing this update or room in my Xbox for awhile now.
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    I don't know much about the 360 myself, so I was wondering this exact same thing.
  5. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 839   +29

    Nice the see the 360 catch up. Never had any troubles coping data to and from my ps3 via my external hdd or my 512mb memory stick.
  6. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,377   +168

    That's earlier than expected. Nice.
  7. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,718   +858 know what? If the XBox and PS3 keep up with these add-ons, they're going to end up building them into plain old PC's.
  8. tengeta

    tengeta TS Enthusiast Posts: 612

    TomSEA, it would be more accurate to say they are slowing unlocking them into plain old PC's.
  9. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    Smart PR move from Microsoft but still wish they would let you use your own HDD without issues. Looking around at prices an 8/16 GB flash drive runs for ~$20/$40, whereas you can buy the official 60/120 GB HDD from Microsoft for ~$80/$100 and soon to be 250 GB for $130 dollars. So you aren't really saving any money just paying less over all. But this is nice news for those who don't use the 360 often and want a little more space for content like myself. I personally would like to get a bigger HDD but don't feel like paying for the overpriced proprietary HDD's when I see $80 prices running for a 500 GB on Newegg.
  10. levar

    levar TS Rookie Posts: 229

    Sweet! Thing is its limited but nice, if they allowed higher well we all know what would happen. Still someone might find some hack and probably remove that limit and you never know people are just gonna start dl games. Good luck looking forward to this feature. Nice birthday present :p
  11. They are PC's now, preconfigured, out of the box machines designed for one purpose. kinda like a Mac. Although I would Wish I could configure my own HDD for my 360. or Much Cheaper add-on HDD's from M$. M$ 360 drives are still twice the price of standard 2.5" drives.
  12. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    More like triple and that's if you consider the 250gb $130 deal. But ya I agree wish we could =/ .
  13. Thompson

    Thompson TS Rookie Posts: 65

    What a world shattering bit of amazing ingenuity and innovation!

    Really people?
    It's USB support...
  14. Richy2k9

    Richy2k9 TS Enthusiast Posts: 515

    LOL, oops sorry! .. hello ...

    nice MOVE MS ;) ... was about time!

    humm, that gives me some idea though ...

    i'll be back!

  15. the 360 uses a format called fatx32 any one who used anything before ntfs knows why there is a limitation
  16. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TS Guru Posts: 554   +9

    So I can carry my gamertag around with me? sweet no more spending ages sticking password in just to recover Gamertag.
  17. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,146   +911

    What a strange post?

    Go on, say what you wanted to say?

    Although I do agree with the one part of this comment, it is the right move from MS.
  18. thyro16

    thyro16 TS Rookie

    hi , i ahve a qeustion

    can i still play downloaded games , when i update ??

    PLS respont as soon as possible , TNX

    awnser to :::::

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