It's Official: Standalone 250GB Hard Drive Now Available for Xbox 360

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AntiHero

Really, the 250gb drive is cool and all, but you don't NEED it. I just got the Final Fantasy xbox, with a special edition 250gb drive that has Final Fantasy etched into it, which is cool i guess, but why does it matter? A 250gb drive is more than enough for consoles unless you load it up with movies or something. That or install all your games to the drive I suppose. I don't get why people feel the need for more hard drive space than they'd need. My old xbox had over 140 game saves on it and I was nowhere near full, and there was about 15 KOTOR ones which take up 2000 blocks a piece minimum. My xbox now is really, really empty on that 250gb drive, and i've downloaded probably 20 demos and done saves for FFXIII, GTA4, Shaun White Snowboarding, Resident Evil 5 and Halo 3.

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Signal2Noise

Only a $30 difference b/w 120GB & 250GB? Why even continue to offer the 120GB?

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KNFrH2O

I just can't get over the fact that you can get an external or internal hard drive from NewEgg that is 2 to 6 times larger for roughly the same price.  When I wanted to upgrade the drive on my PS3, I went to the local parts store and grabbed the first 2.5" SSD I saw that I could afford (128GB).  I came home, took out the old drive, put in the new one and was on my way with NO PROBLEMS. 

 Why can't we do that with the X360? 

 I was beyond impressed with the 360 when it came out but it wasn't long after I bought my PS3 that my 360 started collecting dust.  I would have played it a LOT more if LIVE were free and the system wasn't so proprietary with upgrades.  I even bought the HDDVD player (back when it wasn't clear who would win). 

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DBsantos77

 Kudos to Microsoft for jacking up their prices. 

I'm still waiting for the adapter to fall below $90. Till then, I can careless about LIVE.

-Santos

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QUINTIX256

...isn't sold at a loss or at very thin margins over the cost of hardware alone. There is a whole lot more to what makes the Xbox what it is than just the hardware, and Microsoft has been putting a whole lot of capital behind it.

You can have your recession. I'm not participating.

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Danielt876

Lots of people like reading this type of news and don't want to go elsewhere for it, so if you don't like it then just ignore it.

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say_no_to_holly...

 As there is still NO comparison in media streaming on virgin360 to XBMC what's the point?

 

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samduhman

So if I bought a 360 at launch and now this drive I would in essences pretty much have spent as much as building a gaming PC or VERY close to it? I came up with $530. OOPS, gotta pay for Xbox live another $50, $580. Damn glad I prefer PC gaming over my consoles. Consoles are getting way to expensive for what you get. At least with a PC you can do EVERYTHING.

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QUINTIX256

I doubt that a $400/$500 pc bought at the end of 2005 would be very upgradable right now.

You can have your recession. I'm not participating.

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Bilbert

that's a good point. i think with all these hardware updates to the 360 or PS3 if you were to buy a new console for every upgrade it would cost more than 2009's mid-range Dream Machine.

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big_montana

Still over twice the price that it should be, as a comparable external drive from Tigerdirect is $50

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pcmaximus

why bother with this in a pc magazine?

i rather have them devote their time, efforts, and magazine to just pc.

 

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say_no_to_holly...

 

 perhaps  you have not noticed the (d)evolution of consoles?

 

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samduhman

Agreed! There's not many places PC hardware enthusiasts/gamers can get away from console news. MaximumPC should be one of those places.

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