April 6th Xbox Dashboard Update to bring USB Storage to All

Published Tuesday, March 30, 2010 6:19 PM

There are many things that bother me about the Xbox. One is that it's made by Microsoft and the other is all the proprietary hardware and accessories that you are forced to buy. Particularly storage devices for the Xbox are severely over priced. You could spend $30 - $50 on a memory stick that has 256MB - 512MB of storage, which if you have bought a thumb drive in the last 5 years you know that's outrageous. Microsoft made a lot of people angry when they updated the Xbox to exclude a popular third party memory stick and perhaps this is their way of making it up to them.

Microsoft has announced that they will be releasing an update that will allow you to use any USB drive as storage as long as it's over a 1GB in size. They have teamed up with SanDisk and are going to sell Xbox branded USB drives, which in true Microsoft fashion are going to be way over priced. I could care less because any USB drive will do and this means I don't have to spend $50 on an out of date piece of hardware to move my game account and saved games around. You have have up to two connected at the same time and each can have up to 16GB of storage which means you can have a max of 32GB of extra storage.

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