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Xbox 360 Is Going To Support Third Party Flash Drives As a Storage Option

Finally! Microsoft has announced that, with the spring update, from April 6th the Xbox 360 will support external flash drive storage. Now just wait one minute, there is a catch. You can’t just go out and buy the biggest flash drive you can find and stick it in your console, no, the allocation for the usage of these drives will be 16 gigs. But wait, there’s more. You also can’t go out and buy the cheapest flash drive hoping that you can store just your save files. The space required for the storage will be a little over a half of a gig. So that rules out those 1 giglebyte drives. That aside, 16 gigabytes is a bunch of space. I can definitely use this feature due to my 20 gig hard drive having only 235 megs left. Larry Hyrd also added to this matter by saying: “Since performance on flash based USB storage is usually better, I highly recommend using flash based instead of spinning media like a hard drive…it’s just going to give you a much better experience.”

I presume he means that we can also use USB based hard disk drives as well. Which, in smaller sizes, are generally cheaper. Still, Larry said that using the flash based drive will give you a better experience, and what Larry says, Larry means. You could also take that quote into a marketing consideration. The reason I bring that up is because Microsoft is partnering with SanDisk to bring out a Microsoft branded flash drive. Now you can buy a stick drive for a 1,000,000 dollars instead of 30. This functionality is very useful although it should have already been out by now. I hope everyone will stop buying overpriced hard drives and use this new feature, and who knows, the SanDisk/Microsoft flash drives may be a reasonable price. We will just have to wait and see.

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