Also, if a virtual surround sound update arrives for the console, it will support existing headsets.
It was too good to be true. At least there is good news for the old headsets users.
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.
" 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.
Well, can't you format the HDD?
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!"
A very political response from Albert. He must have learned that sometimes gamers can blow things out of proportion.
More likely, he's learned from making vague or improbable statements.
Just give us a list like most manufacturers do...and gamers will buy wisely forward.
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.
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...
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.
Not a problem really, I installed my 1.5tb internal HDD on my PS4 and guess what, only certain model with the right height fits so just research a bit and see which external HDD works and there you go. He also said this in the article: “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!” vvvvvvv As expected, the haters didn't read the memo just going with the headline. smh
Xbox One External Storage May Not Work With Every HDD that is why we will release an Xbox branded HDD 1tb for $200. That is what I expected, glad I have more respect for the human race than that.
What are you even saying. That has nothing to do with it. There are some instances where some external drives wouldn't work due the speeds being too slow for proper use or too old. You would be the same person who likely gets upset when they say all external drives can be used and he offset chance that a few simply can't you'd be angry for false advertising.
I mean it as a joke about how big companies try and nickel and dime it's customers. Saying these might work but I can guarantee it will work with our HDD. It is obvious I should not give up my day job and become a comedian.
Yaaayyyyyy! Give Me External Storage!
Good lord yeah 95% of all hdds on the shelf now will most likely work is what he's saying. Your 8 year old 500gig external may not. No controversy here just good news, I wish my ps4 was this easy honestly
Glad someone else understood the article. Cheers
Why didn't they just allow you to upgrade the internally hard drive!!!?
I wouldn't have expected a different response at this point. Nice to hear on the headset front.
Community correct response. No need to hear anymore X1 180's, maybe they were all forced to take Public Speaking, PR, and Marketing classes after last years horrible debacles. I'm a MS fan, but even I can admit they shot themselves in the foot many many times last year...
I have a 1 TB western digital external drive. I hope it works.
of cuz this is going to be expected. because they plan to release their own version of external HDD. that is how X1 is being design around. The headset is just a good evidence. And non interchangeable hdd in X1. They already did it last gen in 360. Not surprise for this gen.
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