USB Drives for Xbox 360 Soon?

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Joystiq is reporting that an update for Xbox 360 will give users the ability to use external USB drives over 1GB as storage options for their Xbox 360. According to the documentation they’ve acquired, the support for the devices should come sometime in Spring 2010.

The system partition occupies 512 MB of space, and by default the consumer partition occupies the remainder of the device capacity, or 16 GB, whichever is smaller.

From the Joystiq article:

Upon inserting a blank USB storage device, "consumers are offered two choices: ’Configure now’ or ’Customize’." The "Configure now" option will use "the entire device capacity, up to the maximum of 512 MB plus 16 GB" meaning, regardless of the overall size of the device you’re using, the Xbox will only enable 16 GB of usable, non-system storage. The "Customize" option will allow you to "preserve some pre-existing, non-console data on the device" such as music.

Finally, Microsoft got off their backsides and realized we’re not going to shell out tons of cash for their limited capacity drives and if they want us to keep downloading games they’ll have to give us options. Now I’m curious if we’ll be able to download all of our existing games to it to free up the hard drive space for installing the bigger disc-based titles.

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