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#304333 - 05/01/10 01:43 PM High-speed 16GB flash memory for Xbox 360
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What flash drives would you recommend for use with the Xbox 360 now that they can use normal USB flash drives? A quick search makes it seem like the Patriot Xporter XT Boost would be a good option. Is that about as speedy as USB 2.0 flash drives get? Is there a good site that maintains a performance table of different flash drives?

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#304336 - 05/01/10 01:52 PM Re: High-speed 16GB flash memory for Xbox 360 [Re: CV]
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The Sandisk Extreme Contour is what I use day-to-day, it's blazing fast.

Don't know anything about the one you mentioned though. Looks like their Xporter Magnum is faster. I just don't trust anyone who lists their read-speed in CD-ROM rates (210x?) Tell me megabits per second, thanks. And write-speed too, because that's where flash can really suffer.
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#304340 - 05/01/10 01:58 PM Re: High-speed 16GB flash memory for Xbox 360 [Re: ClubNeon]
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Thanks for the recommendation. I'll keep them in mind. I guess I' not getting one right this instant, but my dad was asking me about 16 gig flash drives this morning, so I wanted to know what was up for his sake, too.

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#304412 - 05/02/10 01:48 AM Re: High-speed 16GB flash memory for Xbox 360 [Re: CV]
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Good to know about the 360 using flash drives as my son is about to get an arcade version for his birthday next week and I have been looking for a cheap HDD for it.
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#304414 - 05/02/10 02:08 AM Re: High-speed 16GB flash memory for Xbox 360 [Re: jakewash]
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If you didn't already read about it, just note that they can be a maximum of 16 GB and you can only use up to two, for a total of 32 GB.

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#304429 - 05/02/10 06:00 AM Re: High-speed 16GB flash memory for Xbox 360 [Re: jakewash]
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 Originally Posted By: jakewash
Good to know about the 360 using flash drives as my son is about to get an arcade version for his birthday next week and I have been looking for a cheap HDD for it.


Price per GB, you still can't beat the hard drive though. This guy has them (120 GB hard drive, new) on Ebay for $66 shipped:

http://cgi.ebay.com/120GB-120G-HDD-Hard-...=item2eabe9efa5

That's only about $10 more than the 16 GB Flash.
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#304436 - 05/02/10 11:58 AM Re: High-speed 16GB flash memory for Xbox 360 [Re: SRoode]
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Wow, I never knew this and am using an xbox 360 with only a 20 gb HD
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#304437 - 05/02/10 12:37 PM Re: High-speed 16GB flash memory for Xbox 360 [Re: terzaghi]
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Me too, but since my main pc in the house has all my audio and video files, I really have no need to upgrade the hard drive. The XBox-360 can get the files from my main PC (either by sharing them on the main PC, or using Windows Media Center). End of thread crapping.
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#304438 - 05/02/10 01:05 PM Re: High-speed 16GB flash memory for Xbox 360 [Re: SRoode]
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Does flash speed really matter for Xbox 360 usage in this case? I'm curious if it would matter.

I have a Wii that I Soft Modded with a USB Loader. You can google it. It allows you to use a USB HDD w/ your Wii and store all your games on the HDD. It doesn't require any mod-chip and as long as you only store/rip games you actually own, it should be 'legal'. No piracy required. Using a USB 2.0, I can play my Wii games w/ no lag. So USB 2.0 seems fast enough to handle HDD speeds, which has a slower read speed than flash.

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#304456 - 05/02/10 03:28 PM Re: High-speed 16GB flash memory for Xbox 360 [Re: oldskoolboarder]
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I cant even download game demos or arcade games without having to delete something else... so Yah, i think flash memory will be helpful. Can you store demo's or arcade games on it? if not then I agree its pretty useless!
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