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Xbox One External Storage May Not Work With Every HDD – Albert Penello

Also, if a virtual surround sound update arrives for the console, it will support existing headsets.

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rodiabloalmeida1733d ago (Edited 1733d ago )

It was too good to be true. At least there is good news for the old headsets users.

darthv721733d ago (Edited 1733d ago )

From what i read, they are making the efforts to allow for a wide range of mfg external hdd as well as 3rd party enclosures that you use your own drive in.

You cant say "every" as people will try and hold them to that word. Meaning people will likely dig out their old big ass 5.25 size external hdd enclosures that has an old 2gb quantum bigfoot in there and see if it works.

you know people will try that but realistically anything that is from year 2000 and newer should work. i have an external enclosure with a 320gb wd hdd in it from 2008 that works with the wii-u.

christocolus1733d ago (Edited 1733d ago )

" not all 3rd party products are equal. There may be some cases where performance of a certain drive may make for a bad experience, or there may be some other limitation we uncover during testing of the feature. Even on 360 with our USB storage I believe we didn’t work with some older units where the transfer speeds were really low, for example.
“Besides that, you should be fine with off-the-shelf brand name drives. Until we have more details to share, I can’t get more specific. Hope that helps!” "

I kind of agree with Penello here atleast im glad MS is making the effort. The update should be out in no time.

UltimateMaster1733d ago

Well, can't you format the HDD?

phantomera1733d ago

He is saying that they are working to get it to work on all, but might be few that might not work. There target is for all devices

here is Albert post

"We have said all along our intent is to allow users to "bring their own" external storage. That is still the plan that we will ship.
I'm cautious around using words like "any HDD" or "unlimited storage" until the final plan is baked. That type of statement can come back to haunt me if there are exceptions.
As you guys know - not all 3rd party products are equal. There may be some cases where performance of a certain drive may make for a bad experience, or there may be some other limitation we uncover during testing of the feature. Even on 360 with our USB storage I believe we didn’t work with some older units where the transfer speeds were really low, for example.
Besides that, you should be fine with off-the-shelf brand name drives. Until we have more details to share, I can’t get more specific.
Hope that helps!"

SteamPowered1733d ago

A very political response from Albert. He must have learned that sometimes gamers can blow things out of proportion.

Hicken1733d ago

More likely, he's learned from making vague or improbable statements.

kewlkat0071733d ago

Just give us a list like most manufacturers do...and gamers will buy wisely forward.

lemoncake1733d ago

They are never going to say its works with all because if someone finds some random chinese unbranded hdd that doesnt work then they get sued.

ziggurcat1733d ago

again, there's been no info on how they define "support", so I wouldn't be celebrating or dusting off your unused external HDD just yet...

darthv721733d ago

i know what you mean but lets just say for the sake of argument that support, at the very least, means the basics. Music, video, pictures can be seen and transferred from the external to the internal.

We will know more if the external can be used for game installs (like on the wii-u) all in good time.

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