Xbox 360 now supports 2TB external drives

Need more storage for your Xbox 360? Microsoft has announced the console now supports 2TB hard drives, as long as you're a Preview Program member.


Microsoft has announced its Xbox 360 will now supports larger external hard drives up to 2TB in size.

Xbox 360 Preview Program members will be able to check out today’s update while those not taking part in the program will be able to use up to 2TB external hard drives on their consoles later this year. In addition to supporting larger external drives, the Xbox 360 will no longer reserve space in advance on your drive. For example: if you’re using a 16GB hard drive for games, the Xbox 360 will only take 16GB of space. Also, just like the Xbox One, the Xbox 360 supports connecting two external drives at a time.

It's good to see Microsoft still thinking of ways to improve the Xbox 360 experience even though we're all slowly working our way to the current generation of consoles. This is one of those features we would have been all over during the console's heyday, but now that we're able to do this kind of thing with the Xbox One, it feels like the 360 is just playing catch up.

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    April 10, 2015 7:10 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Xbox 360 now supports 2TB external drives

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      April 10, 2015 7:46 AM

      Ummm I would say that's a little too late, don't you think?

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        April 10, 2015 8:21 AM

        Nah - the console still has a couple of years of life left in it at least. Games were coming out for the PS2 as late as 2013.

        Besides, between Games with Gold and deeply discounted sales on full size titles, many people are just now exceeding the max MS-approved internal storage limits.

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        April 10, 2015 11:59 AM

        No, I'm actually happy about this. I can still use Kinect with the kids. I bought a 4gb version with the kinect (and really to get hdmi for easier connection) and I'm constantly running out of room on it. I didn't realize they enabled external hdd support. This is good news. My kids will ultimately get more use out of the wii when they get a little more coordinated, but for the Sesame Street and Disneyland game this is perfect.

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        April 10, 2015 12:19 PM

        No - my kids use the 360 and they've been giving away a ton of games. I even claim the ones I have on disc just so I can get rid of the physical disc check.

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      April 10, 2015 12:26 PM

      It's been frustrating to watch Microsoft slow increase the size over time. The limitation is superficial, and them upping it like that creates situations where I could have just bought one device to do this the first time instead of buying two or three of these things every time Microsoft allows me to upgrade.

      I have herd some good things about how they're handling storage on the XboxOne though. So at the very least it appears they're trying to resolve what is steadily becoming an issue in the home console space.

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