Xbox 360 Gets USB Memory Support Next Month

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On April 6th, Microsoft will finally implement support for a long-overdue Xbox 360 feature. With the next system update, the Xbox 360 will gain the ability to read USB flash drives (and hard drives), providing users with the option to expand their storage space for demos, game save files and any other data that’s hogging up hard drive space or may be worth backing up.

This new functionality will work with flash drives between 1GB and 16GB in capacity — even if a larger USB hard drive is used, the 360 will only recognize 16GB — and up to two drives can be connected at once, effectively doubling potential storage capacity to 32GB.

To no surprise, SanDisk will be cashing in on the update, partnering up with Microsoft to release pre-configured, Xbox 360-branded flash drives in May. Capacity options and pricing have not been announced at this time.

USB Memory Support for the Xbox 360 coming April 6th [Major Nelson]

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