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#121 BajiRav

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 14:36

1) I can't replace it if it breaks
2) I can't put a faster SSD in it

You want to put in a 500GB/1TB SSD in a $400 or 500 console? :|

"I can't replace it if it breaks" is an invalid argument.
1. If it's in warranty, you are covered
2. If warranty is out, nothing stops you from opening it and replacing the drive.


#122 TheExperiment

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 20:27

1) I can't replace it if it breaks
2) I can't put a faster SSD in it

I don't care about 1 but wrt 2 USB3 should definately be good enough for that. I intend to have one on mine when I can.

#123 Audioboxer

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 08:29

I imagine the Sony PR department is wondering how they're going to silently hide the fact the PS4 won't have a removable HDD about now ;)


By posting on twitter it seems

https://twitter.com/...364530333274112

#124 illage3

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 08:32

While its bad that the HDD isn't replacable, I think 500GB as a starting point is pretty fair to be honest.

However with that being said we still don't know how much space the game installs will take up.

#125 Ian W

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 08:34

"Xbox One 500GB hard drives can't be replaced."

And yet the PS4's can be. It's getting easier to tell which console is better.

#126 Raa

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 08:40

XBOX-1 internal design really are look like a PC.

So you've seen inside one, then?

#127 TheLegendOfMart

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 08:44

You want to put in a 500GB/1TB SSD in a $400 or 500 console? :|

"I can't replace it if it breaks" is an invalid argument.
1. If it's in warranty, you are covered
2. If warranty is out, nothing stops you from opening it and replacing the drive.

Who said anything about 500GB?

You can't just replace the drive on an Xbox, they have specific models that have a security partition that the Xbox checks for. There were some drives you could spoof as an official drive by including the security partition but you couldn't put in drives any bigger than the ones Microsoft sold.

#128 OP compl3x

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 08:47

By posting on twitter it seems

https://twitter.com/...364530333274112


HawkMan gives people a hard time about jumping to conclusions or posting false claims about XB1.

Makes a completely false claim about Sony based on absolutely no information. Doesn't see a problem.

#129 +virtorio

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 08:53

HawkMan gives people a hard time about jumping to conclusions or posting false claims about XB1.

Makes a completely false claim about Sony based on absolutely no information. Doesn't see a problem.

I'm not saying HawkMan has a Superiority Complex, but I'm certainly typing in this text field and clicking the Post button.

#130 HawkMan

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 09:23

HawkMan gives people a hard time about jumping to conclusions or posting false claims about XB1.

Makes a completely false claim about Sony based on absolutely no information. Doesn't see a problem.


Oh no I was wrong on a prediction.

that's 1 wrong prediction for me. I dunno lets' round off to 10 for AB, 20 for Marty and 5 for Nashy.

You know with all the made up rumours you guys post about the xbox one where some have even been proven false BEFORE you post them, maybe you shouldn't feel so good on that horse ? just saying.

#131 OP compl3x

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 09:25

Oh no I was wrong on a prediction.

that's 1 wrong prediction for me. I dunno lets' round off to 10 for AB, 20 for Marty and 5 for Nashy.

You know with all the made up rumours you guys post about the xbox one where some have even been proven false BEFORE you post them, maybe you shouldn't feel so good on that horse ? just saying.


The amount of times someone is wrong is irrelevant. You can't criticise others for making far out predictions based on zero evidence and then turn around and do that exact thing yourself. That's called being a hypocrite.

#132 Audioboxer

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 09:30

The articles I was posting were from the mainstream media/gaming websites, not from my own ass. In other words, I didn't make them, I just believed quite a lot of them and low and behold there was indeed a lot of truth from all the DRM/online checking rumours.

#133 TheLegendOfMart

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 09:30

Likewise, most of the stuff I was posting was from NeoGAF.

#134 George P

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 09:47

Does it really matter? Is size the issue as to having the ability to take it out and replace it easy or not the thing? If it breaks for some reason I'll have them replace it for free, if it's a drive I replaced myself and it breaks then I'm stuck paying for a replacement again.

Seeing how you can use external storage if you want, and USB3 is pretty fast as well, then that is a nice option to have if the 500GB is full. On the other hand, you own games until you give them away or sell them back to some retailer. You can just as well redownload something that you've deleted from the HDD to make room for newer games. I still have games from years ago, just sitting there, I haven't replayed them and probably never will, in this case, space limitations don't matter.