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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 11:25am 10/05/10 | 20 Comments
Microsoft have finally released a stand-alone 250GB Hard Drive for the Xbox 360, meaning you don't need to singularly purchase the Elite bundle anymore, and can straight-up upgrade your current 360 with some major storage space.
Available for $199.99, the 250GB Hard Drive offers more freedom to download the latest demos, Xbox LIVE Arcade games, the latest titles from Xbox Movies on Demand and more straight to your Xbox 360 console.
Microsoft seem to be ever-slowly opening up their service to gamers having also recently applied an update to the 360 to allow for greater external memory via USB. If you don't own an Xbox 360, stay tuned to AusGamers today to find out how to score yourself a free one.



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Midda
Posted 11:31am 10/5/10
250GB for $200. Wow, what a bargain, thanks Microsoft!
Hogfather
Posted 11:42am 10/5/10
250GB for $200. Wow, what a bargain, thanks Microsoft!

You owe me a new sarcasm detector, completely burned out now :(
konstie
Posted 11:50am 10/5/10
Oh a sarcasm detector, that's a real useful invention.

hahaha oh simpsons.
Steve Farrelly
Posted 12:06pm 10/5/10
konstie, you need to throw down quotes like that without the reference to see how many people are witty enough to know what you're referring to - then reveal it later on if no one does, thus enlarging your nerd penis like some spam email promise ;)
Dazhel
Posted 12:10pm 10/5/10
250GB for $200. Wow, what a bargain, thanks Microsoft!


Not trying to defend MS because a 250GB drive isn't worth 200 bucks to me, but anyway...
Everyone misunderstands this. The price breakdown is as follows:
Physical hardware: $30
'Microsoft Approved' sticker & prevention of warranty voidance: $170

There's tutorials out there on how to get the xbox360 working with a commodity hard disk, so paying for the expensive rubber stamp isn't compulsory. Microsoft is just pricing the kit where they think it'll maximise profits, if it could earn them more money at $50 that's likely where they'd price it.
HurricaneJim
Posted 12:54pm 10/5/10
If you don't own an Xbox 360, stay tuned to AusGamers today to find out how to score yourself a free one.


Must.....avoid....don't have one but must....avoid.

Well I don't want one but my stepson, who turns 18 this month, probably would be ecstatic if I scored one for him.
f**les
Posted 01:16pm 10/5/10
i bought my 250g 360 hdd from ebay for $77 delivered 4 months ago.
Brand new, sealed and including the fancy microsoft stickers.

Unmodded non hdmi 360. Still going strong :)
konstie
Posted 01:18pm 10/5/10
my e-penis is big enough, thank you :D
Hogfather
Posted 01:18pm 10/5/10
Unmodded non hdmi 360. Still going strong :)

Now you've done it mate, RROD inc :(
f**les
Posted 07:30pm 10/5/10
hehe yea I'm waiting for it to go so I have an excuse for a hdmi version :) but it wont die :()
MatchFixah
Posted 10:27am 11/5/10
I just got mine replaced after sending it in for repair FOR THE 3RD TIME and i didn't get a HDMI version ;(

Do people actually need 250gig for their 360 though? i've got a 120gig and i find it hard to fill up the rest of the 80gig i have left.

I stream a lot of my media through the PC so there's no real need for me to store anything on it really.
tequila
Posted 10:33am 11/5/10
I'm flabbergasted that a 5 year old game console still gets any time in the spotlight at all
it's old, expensive, slow, plagued with hardware problems

250gb for $200 is so laughable, if anyone actually paid $200 for it I pity them
I haven't even plugged mine in for a year or two
I couldn't even be arsed selling it because surely it isn't worth more than $50 by now
MatchFixah
Posted 10:44am 11/5/10
Ill give you $50 for it.
Dazhel
Posted 10:57am 11/5/10
Do people actually need 250gig for their 360 though? i've got a 120gig 20gig and i find it hard to fill up the rest of the 80gig 8gig i have left.
I stream a lot of my media through the PC so there's no real need for me to store anything on it really.


I'm with ya completely.
f**les
Posted 02:23pm 12/5/10
i had a 20g drive before, kept having to delete s*** as i use the install game to hdd feature. The price diff between 120g and 250g was like 15 bucks so was all like whatever and s***.
Hogfather
Posted 02:25pm 12/5/10
Ill give you $50 for it.

60.
MatchFixah
Posted 05:29pm 12/5/10
55
3dee
Posted 05:39pm 12/5/10
I think I got a 120 GB HDD off eBay for like 70 bucks. Retail thatll get you something a tenth of the size. It's stupid how expensive Xbox HDD are.
Boxhead
Posted 05:48pm 12/5/10
i'll give you 100bux
MatchFixah
Posted 05:51pm 12/5/10
I'll give you..

Wait this AINT no democracy!
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