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Thinking about getting the 4GB Xbox but I got questions

#1therealdeal360Posted 10/2/2011 11:26:17 AM
I've never owned a 360 before.

What's all this stuff about using 16gb thumb drives for space? What are the limitations when using the thumb drive with the XBOX?
So........the economy.
#2RycerXPosted 10/2/2011 11:29:32 AM
That's pretty much the sole limitation, you're only allowed to store up to 16gb of memory per drive.
#3ObtikPosted 10/2/2011 11:58:19 AM
Which you would only need once you've used the internal 4 gigs.. I believe you can have two 16 gig flash drives?
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#4RycerXPosted 10/2/2011 12:02:33 PM(edited)
Yeah, that's what I hear. They keep you on a short leash, at least by my standards. 32gb is nothing, I go through that in a few months, and I wouldn't even consider myself among the biggest marketplace spenders out there.
#5CapwnDPosted 10/2/2011 1:12:05 PM
There's some limitations if you don't have an official MS HDD. You can always add one later, if you want.

Without an HDD you can''t play the old original Xbox games, and there's some parts of other games which may have limitations. I believe Halo Reach patched it, but there's some other limitations with other games. Nothing major but it's there.
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#6popping4itPosted 10/2/2011 3:21:05 PM
a very small number of games have added features if you have a hdd

for all pro football 2k8 you wouldnt get replay highlights at half time, instead you would just get still photos.
no multiplayer in crackdown
no mulitplayer in burnout paradise
halo odst you couldnt do multiplayer firefight/campaign (split screen okay)
halo reach used to but 343 fixed it with a 2mb patch

its less than 10 games total that are affected.
Still hoping for a Shenmue 3.
#7therealdeal360(Topic Creator)Posted 10/2/2011 3:55:08 PM
Less than 10 games affected sounds fine.

Is 36 GB (2 16GB drives and 4GB) total enough? In just game space, how much would that hold?
So........the economy.
#8RycerXPosted 10/2/2011 4:49:51 PM
Save data is a non-issue, you won't use up more than a gig or two at the absolute most on that. But if you install every game you own, you'll run out of space after about seven games or so, assuming each game has a 5gb install. Most take up anywhere from 5-8. Then there's arcade games and add-ons, some of which run up to 1.5gb. If you're not going to install your games and you think you'll only be buying an arcade game or DLC pack once in a while, 36gb should be enough, but I used to think 20 would be more than I'd ever need. Now I'm nudging up against 200.
#9therealdeal360(Topic Creator)Posted 10/2/2011 7:55:58 PM
So if I don't install the game, I'll need the disc everytime I wanna play? And if I DO install the game I won't need the disc everytime?
So........the economy.
#10CapwnDPosted 10/2/2011 9:39:48 PM
You'll still need the disc. It's completely silent when the disc is installed. And load times are faster.
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