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Bigger harddrive In a X-Box ?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Forums' started by Hal, Oct 2, 2004.

  1. Hal

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    I doint want to sound like a total newbie, But I have found a website that will premod a x-box for me so I can get progscan witch I want. But there also can fit a bigger hard drive in it, other than more save games and music on them what is the advantage..?
     
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    You can save actual games to the hard disk and run them from it. Put Movies/mp3 as well.
     
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    The main advantage is that you can load games on the hard drive and play directly from that, they then load pretty much instantly. It also acts like a games juke box so can save you from getting the game out loading it etc.
     
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    it just becomes a big juke box, for mp3's and movies you put on it.
    if youve got your games on the hard drive, you can reset the xbox so no need to get up half way through a veg on the settee :)
    also theyll load up faster aswell.
    and you can also put loads of roms on there too.

    :thumbsup:
     
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    All sounds cool, a bit like the phantom console!

    http://www.phantom.net/

    (if it ever materialises that is!)

    I still cant understand Microsofts plans to remove the HDD from the next system.
    Surely they can see that having it has been an advantage for the XBox over the PS2 and the Game Cube.
     
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    its also been a big advantage to us modders to im afraid, and thats something they will want to get to grips with.
     
  7. Hal

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    Thx all, Have been doing some web surfing and have got alot more
    info. I will be getting a moded xbox soon to go in my new cinema room that is underconstrution at the mo

    What is conceder to be a good size harddrive to go for doint want to get one to small or spend more than is really worth it...

    T.I.A
     
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    120GB is enough for most people
     
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    Because including a 10GB hard drive is becoming more and more expensive as time goes on. 3 years ago, it was basically a standard size but how many companies produce 10GB disks now? Probably none, which means the cost of making a 10Gb disc for each console is becoming very expensive. They already lost over £70 per UK Xbox compared to its retail price and that was before the recent price drops!

    Using portable memory sticks like Xbox2 will probably use is the smartest option - it means the technology can change as the format does, so no more producing archaic hardware
     
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    I understand that 10GB disks are rare, but nobody is asking them to use such an unusual size.

    Besides in the future 10GB simply wont be enough. Why cant they just use off the shelf parts?

    A 80gb HDD these days isnt that expensive.
     
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    are microsoft going to be using blueray discs etc.
    i understand that these can hold 80gig + of game on each disc?
    can you imagine trying to find a hard drive big enogh to run your games collection from!
    :rotfl:
     
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    They are talking about using HD dvd for Xbox 2. There is absolutely no chance of them using blu ray, its been developed by Sony.

    Anyway back on topic :offtopic: 120gig drives are dirt cheap these days and more than adequate. Thats what I have in mine, enough room for 30 odds games plus as many roms and emulators as you care to play :) Uprated HD is an absolute must in my opinion, for all the reasons that have been previously mentioned. Its not expensive either. I only paid about £120 to have my upgraded and that included the 120 gig HD, switchable mod chip and installation of all the software, (Xb media player, hd loader etc......)
     
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    Why would they give you an 80Gb drive though? Firstly that's probably going to cost even more than using a 10Gb one and, secondly, it's just inviting people to resort to piracy and dumping games on the hard drive!

    Having hard drive has a LOT of legitimate uses - LIVE patches, updates, soundtracks etc and 10Gb or so is more than enough for legitimate use.
     
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    oh right..... :blush:
     

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