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#31 OP +D. FiB3R

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 02:35

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 04:12

I guess its strange now when comparing it to Ps, but when MS first started using a hard drive by default, it wasn't strange at all.

 

 

I'll never get the rationale for denying consumers the ability to upgrade their HDDs. It isn't an engineering or design issue.



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Posted 02 December 2013 - 04:32

I'll never get the rationale for denying consumers the ability to upgrade their HDDs. It isn't an engineering or design issue.


I think the easiest answer would be the chance of needing to offer support. Maybe MS just isn't interested in supporting such a thing.

I really don't think its anything sinister like MS is just evil and wants to upset users that care about this stuff. You also can't say its them being greedy either considering the fact that they will not be selling their own drives.

It would be very interesting to hear the real reason.

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 05:40

Sony seems to have no issue with it. You would think MS could have looked at the PS3 and determined that allowing users to add larger hard drives was of little to no risk. It isn't a huge issue, I just think it was a missed opportunity for MS & the Xbox brand.



#35 trooper11

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 05:57

Sony seems to have no issue with it. You would think MS could have looked at the PS3 and determined that allowing users to add larger hard drives was of little to no risk. It isn't a huge issue, I just think it was a missed opportunity for MS & the Xbox brand.


I agree, but the question remains:

why did they not do it? I really can't think of a reason at this point. Its as if they simply didn't consider it, sticking to what they have done previously, but can it be as simple as that?

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 08:11

The only thing this allows is for them to release a newer SKU next year with a bigger hdd for the same price.  It maintains control to an extend and helps future sales.  If the only difference between one and the other SKU is the size of the hard drive then people might opt for the cheaper (older) model with the smaller drive and just upgrade it later.     While it's possible to upgrade now it's not simple and this means that in most cases people will opt for the newer one with more storage.

 

It's the same thing with smartphones and tablets.  You can't change the internal storage with those, at best you can add to it with a microSD.  In the case of the XB1, once added,  you'll have the option to expand it with an external HDD.   If the external HDD option works like I hope, that is, it's treated like a giant memory card of sorts and will allow you to take it around to other XB1s with you then that's the better option.   No need to re-install games when you visit a friends house, just sign-in with your account for example and play the games off of the external drive.    It was the same thing with the 360s hard drive, you can take it out and put it into another 360 and use it.  Unlike what the PS3/4 do, the drive, once it's installed is locked to that unit, you can't take it out and move it to a new one, once it's connected/changed the system will reformat it.     So there are advantages and disadvantages to going with the model MS has decided on.   But if they handle external drives the right way then I see a huge advantage in it over having the option to easly upgrade the internal drive.



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 09:37

New version of J-Runner has been released, which now has the added feature of allowing you to create an Xbox One HDD within Windows :)

 

http://team-xecuter....uild-4-released





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