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Do you guys think Microsoft will use proprietary hard drives for the Next Xbox?

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User Info: Solnot

Solnot
4 years ago#1
Do you guys think Microsoft will continue to use its proprietary hard drives for the Next Xbox? - Results (40 votes)
Yes, Microsoft will continue to sell its proprietary hard drives on the Next Xbox
92.5% (37 votes)
37
No, Microsoft will let us use any external hard drive we want for storage
7.5% (3 votes)
3
This poll is now closed.
The Xbox 360 started out with a 20 GB proprietary hard drive, then Microsoft eventually released 60 GB, 120 GB, 250 GB, and 320 GB hard drives for us to upgrade to.

Do you guys think Microsoft will continue to use its proprietary hard drives in the Next Xbox, or will we finally be able to use our own external hard drives like Sony and Nintendo let its customers do?

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d3z1i0b
4 years ago#2
You looking like a pauper while he's running around looking GQ.

User Info: BilliePilgrim

BilliePilgrim
4 years ago#3
MS allows you to use personal external drives. There are some caveats to that, but you definitely can.
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User Info: The Devourer

The Devourer
4 years ago#4
BilliePilgrim posted...
MS allows you to use personal external drives. There are some caveats to that, but you definitely can.


You can't grab a standard SATA 2.5" drive and throw it in. So yeah, they pretty much make you use a proprietary drive.
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User Info: JessofBlades

JessofBlades
4 years ago#5
As long as it's as easy to make/buy a bootleg one next time around I don't mind either way. But I expect it will be proprietary again
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User Info: Chosen_one_41

Chosen_one_41
4 years ago#6
I don't even know what proprietary means
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User Info: schmittycent2

schmittycent2
4 years ago#7
Me either chosenone I'm assuming a built in or formatted hard drive specifically for Xbox.
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User Info: weAREtheB0RG

weAREtheB0RG
4 years ago#8
Proprietary

Adjective: Of or relating to an owner or ownership.

Noun: An owner; proprietor.

Now you know, and knowledge is power!

User Info: Slinky826

Slinky826
4 years ago#9
Since current rumor has all next Xbox's equip with 500GB HDD's already, this question is possibly irrelevant. Something tells me they will be built in and part of the system like the original Xbox, not removable like the 360 and PS3 HDD's are.
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User Info: The Devourer

The Devourer
4 years ago#10
Proprietary just means that it has to be branded by them basically. Like how you can't just buy a PS3 controller and use it on a 360 and stuff like that. Usually exclusive to a single manufacturer.

Like if the 360 instead of using USB used some weird ass connector they came up with. Or how their power plug on the 360 isn't something you'd see standard on other devices.
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