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Re: Evening Consolidation
Mar 24, 2010, 13:24
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Re: Evening Consolidation Mar 24, 2010, 13:24
Mar 24, 2010, 13:24
 
I love how they also stop carrying the 120Gb hard drives as soon as the bigger drive is available to purchase. Eliminating the possibility to get a better deal on the 120Gb drive.
I personally do not see the need of a bigger drive than the 120Gb but that is just me anyways.
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Re: Evening Consolidation
Mar 24, 2010, 13:16
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Re: Evening Consolidation Mar 24, 2010, 13:16
Mar 24, 2010, 13:16
 
I have 20GB and, along with the lack of HDMI, this really annoys me.

I just bought a new 640GB drive from Amazon and had it shipped next day for $61 (mind you, I'm cheating with that claim because I am using Prime.)

Meanwhile, Micro$oft wants me to pay ~$0.52/GB? Or just buy an entirely new system? With this being my third Xbox 360 due to hardware issues? A corrupted Live user ID? My previous issues of replacing a first generation Xbox due to hardware issues?
At least my PS3 lets me save my downloaded content...
Umm....yeah...but no thanks,
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Re: Evening Consolidation
Mar 24, 2010, 09:33
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Re: Evening Consolidation Mar 24, 2010, 09:33
Mar 24, 2010, 09:33
 
I went the HDDHackr route for a 120gb drive. It wasn't as straightforward as I was hoping. Initial format went alright, but I had to do a lot more steps to get the backwards compatibility partition mirrored over from the old drive to the new one. Until I did that right original Xbox games could not be played.
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Re: Evening Consolidation
Mar 24, 2010, 05:47
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Re: Evening Consolidation Mar 24, 2010, 05:47
Mar 24, 2010, 05:47
 
This is why I still only have the 20GB my Xbox came with... and why I don't buy anything else from Live anymore (cause it's full). MS is losing more money than they make by overpricing the hard drives
Yeah, same here. My 14Gb is getting ridiculously cramped.

I've considered getting a compatible 250Gb WD drive and using HDDHackr. The procedure seems pretty straightforward but there's also a potential shitload of fidgeting required in some cases. There's also no guarantee that MS won't block it in a future FW-update (though it seems unlikely), so I'm not sure I can be bothered.

$129 is almost half an Elite, and since I've been thinking of "upgrading" at some point anyway, I think I'll just wait a few more months and get one, or a Slim since the rumors are likely true. It's probably gonna be something like $299 vs $129 and for that I'll get:
- Brand new Xbox which isn't likely to break down [again] any time now
- Non-expired warranty.
- Old Xbox to give away (assuming it's still alive).
- 120G or 250G harddrive (depending on price.. 120G should suffice really)
- Brand new gamepad
- HDMI, at last!
- Hopefully slightly less noise, heat and power-consumption.
- And last but not least, less feel of having just been skinned alive.

So yeah. The path is clear.
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Re: Evening Consolidation
Mar 23, 2010, 23:35
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Re: Evening Consolidation Mar 23, 2010, 23:35
Mar 23, 2010, 23:35
 
For the same price you can get a 750GB external USB drive on newegg. This is why I still only have the 20GB my Xbox came with... and why I don't buy anything else from Live anymore (cause it's full). MS is losing more money than they make by overpricing the hard drives. Very short sighted.
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Re: Evening Consolidation
Mar 23, 2010, 22:02
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Re: Evening Consolidation Mar 23, 2010, 22:02
Mar 23, 2010, 22:02
 
That's a steal if you consider they were selling the 120gb for the same price up until now.

Whoever is in charge of the part of Microsoft that prices this stuff...all I can picture is some guy with rubber gloves, a bucket of lube and a creepy uncle grin.
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Re: Evening Consolidation
Mar 23, 2010, 20:57
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Re: Evening Consolidation Mar 23, 2010, 20:57
Mar 23, 2010, 20:57
 
Xbox 360 250 GB Hard Drive now available.

$130?!?!?!

I bought a 500GB drive for my laptop at like $90.
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