Xbox 360: If The Fortune Is Right...USB Firmware To Arrive On April 6th

Has your Xbox 360 hard drive become so cluttered that your having to make tough decisions on what stays and what goes? For any of us that still own the 20GB version of the 360 the news of a USB firmware update has to be music to all of our ears.  Finally, I don't have to keep erasing my copy of NINJA GAIDEN (Xbox) every time I want to download a few demos I want to quickly peruse.  Now, I can just keep certain software on the USB and save my internal hard-drive some much needed space. That is something I think we can all agree has been a long time coming...

I wonder if the USB BOYS will be compatible with this?

Here is what Gamespot covered on the story:

Last week, rumors surfaced that Microsoft was planning to introduce USB memory device support for the Xbox 360 through a firmware update this year. Not only has that rumor proven true, but gamers won't have to wait long to check out the new functionality. Xbox Live director of programming Larry Hryb announced today through his official blog that a system update allowing the use of third-party USB storage devices with the Xbox 360 is scheduled to arrive on April 6.

With the update, users will be able to store up to 16GB of Xbox 360-related content on a third-party storage device. Any remaining space on the USB drive, which must have a minimum capacity of 1GB, can be allocated for use with a PC or Mac. Two 16GB storage units can be used concurrently, allowing for up to 32GB of external memory.


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