Last month, Microsoft announced the Preview Program would be available for Xbox 360 users giving them the ability to test software updates and new features ahead of their official availability. Selected Xbox 360 owners will be able to sign up in the program directly from their console. One of the much requested feature Xbox 360 users wanted was the ability to add a larger external storage for their console, and it seems Microsoft listended to them.
With the next update, Xbox 360 Preview Members will be able to add an external hard drive of up to 2TB to store their data, which should be more than enough for a normal user. The feature will also be available for normal users later this year — there’s no exact availability date but it should make it’s way to all Xbox 360 users soon. Do note that you may come across performance issues, and some drives may not work properly with the console — just check the list of know issues if you’re a preview user.
Microsoft’s Larry Hryb said in a blog post,
“The next update for Xbox 360 Preview Program members will allow the use of 2TB hard drives to store Xbox 360 data. If you are not part of the Preview program you will get this functionality later this year. In addition we will also no longer reserve space in advance on your hard drive. If you are using 16GB of hard drive space for games – we will only take 16GB of space. And just like today – you will be able to use two external drives at a time”
If you want to recommend some features for the Xbox 360, make sure to head over to the Xbox feedback website and give your valuation feedback to improve the user experience.