It really does blow my mind how a company like Microsoft can keep going on with the way the run their business. They are so many years behind on things and ye they seem to continue to grow. They finally released an update to the Xbox 360 that allows me to fully use the on board USB and the box I have is over 5 years old.
That may seem lame but when you realize that they have limited it to a 16GB USB device than you must ask yourself WTF? I mean what is the logic in limiting me to a simple 16GB thumb drive? What about my 750GB device? I want to back up my Xbox data on an external drive. I want to download in game movies to my external drive. I cannot do either without the help of hacks and this is why the 360 is weak.
Microsoft may be late adding USB storage support to the Xbox 360–Sony’s PlayStation 3 supported it off the block–but it’s finally live, for all you aspiring archivists. All you need to do is log into Xbox LIVE, pull down the latest update, and presto, you can dump data from your 360 to any external drive or memory key.
Well, almost any. Microsoft’s list of “gotchas” turns out to range from annoying to deflating, once you’ve read the fine print.