Xbox 360 Now Supports USB Memory

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spentnickles

Why can't I connect my external drive with movies and music on it to my XBox or PS3 and play them through these systems?  I mean, there's no reason that "media devices" shouldn't be able to handle an external drive with movies/music...  Doesn't make sense to me... 

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HiGHRoLLeR038

you should be able to do that.  that function was with the xbox long ago.  

if your xbox is on your home network, just use windows media center to stream videos from your computer.  takes 5 minutes to set up, and it works awesome.   

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violian

does anyone know where to get the download file for this update unto a USB drive? Install the update from a USB drive? On MS-Support, I was only able to find the Fall 2009 Update. My router is downstairs, so I would have to unhook everything, bring it downstairs, and plug the ethernet cable to the router and into the xbox. I'm too lazy to do this. Thanks!

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HiGHRoLLeR038

well your only solution as far as i know is stop bein lazy and hook your xbox up to the internet.  as soon as you turn your xbox on, it will sign into xbox live, detect the update, download and install automatically.  

heh, you could buy a really really long cable.  crimp your own lol 

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devin3627

i think that its foolish to say "is blu-ray next?" is because thats sony's technology. as a matter of fact, i don't know how blu-ray has anything to do with this move. as we all arleady know. microsoft is wants to go digital, to part away from discs. that will only leave publishers to release a game of any size. videogame publishers are strained by how much space their product takes up. the doom 3 files in process uncompressed altogether in the studio (stuff in the works{rejects/premature work}) takes up a 1tb of space. the videogame publishers can't include everything or redesigned duplicates of scenery or objects. its complicated, i shouldn't even be explaining it. but i will tell you this, grand theft auto 3 is the perfect example, there is a storage limit, they could of made more stuff like that was in San Andreas, they could of limitless objects and cars and types of people and building materials and domestic and commercial items within the videogame. i believe microsofts move into digital downloads rather than media is pretty well-thought. net-flix is already doing it.

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HiGHRoLLeR038

so true, xbox will never adopt BD.  but i think its more accurate to say that sony will never sell its technology to microsoft lol.  but lets say theoretically that xbox did have blu ray, with 50 gigs of disc space, you now have much more space to put game data on.  

digital downloads are the future, but until americas ISPs get broadband out to more than 10% of the population, it isnt likely that discs are dead anytime soon.  

PS - i JUST got dsl after complaining to ATT for a year.  pathetic. 

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HiGHRoLLeR038

you can only transfer data, not backup.  i was excited to backup my profiles and game saves because i do not trust the inegrity of the xbox hardware.  who knows who makes that hard drive?  lowest bidder im guessing.  

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M-ManLA

I still think that they should support hard drives. 

 

Electronically charged

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BAFTUB

The prices for those flash drives are still overpriced shit. I got my 16gb corsair drive for $40..

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sinan

This is good news I suppose.

I refuse to buy a HardDrive for my Xbox360 on principal. The price they charge for a measly 120GB is highway robbery. If I can use a memory stick I can just plug a 16GB USB drive and use it instead of a HD.

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devin3627

maybe microsoft realizes improving storages will make way for future products, the storage device costs twice as the console itself!

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r00t3r

http://digiex.net/downloads/download-center-2-0/consoles-homebrew/2713-xbox-360-250gb-hard-drive-security-sector-download-hddss-bin-hddss_250gb-bin.html

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