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Looks like the Xbox One is getting an upgrade

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Whatever your taste, you only really need one of the current-gen consoles sitting on your shelf. Having both is a tad pointless, as the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 have their own set of pros and cons. One massive con that the Xbox One has however, is that it has the storage management of a kleptomaniac who specialises in elephant theft. Constant updates and patches mean that you’ll be running out of space rather quickly. Which is something that a beefier console can hopefully rectify. Or at least stave off for a while longer.

That’s according to a retailer listing on Spanish site Lamee (via VG247), which spotted a new Xbox One package with a 1 terabyte hard drive. Called the Xbox One Basic, the listing was removed, but not before a Google cache save gleaned a few other details from the link. A release date of June 23 was mentioned, and if that ain’t a place-holder, then expect some sort of E3 announcement. The current price for the new bundle was at €449.99, €50 higher than the current 500GB model in Europe.

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It’s not the first such Xbox One bundle from Microsoft, as last year’s Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare came in a 1 terabyte flavour bundle. If you’ve got an Xbox One, then you’re either on the verge of attaching a portable hard drive to the console or already doing that. This wouldn’t be an issue exactly if the machine wasn’t so damn hungry for storage, as the advertised standard 500GB model only has under 300GB available for games and apps once you’ve taken the operating system and digital data tax into account.

And patches. So many damn patches and updates. Hopefully the new terabyte model sorts that issue out. It’s getting crowded in here.

Last Updated: May 12, 2015

79 Comments

  1. 2000 called, it want’s it’s HDD back.

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    • Admiral Chief

      May 12, 2015 at 09:13

      2000?

      Come now, that is just nasty.

      2005 was the first shipped 500GB

      😛

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      • Lord Chaos

        May 12, 2015 at 09:21

        Fine, 2007…

        Meanwhile Seagate is shipping 8TB and WD is prototyping 10TB

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        • Hammersteyn

          May 12, 2015 at 09:21

          Nice, how much is the 8TB?

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          • Ottokie

            May 12, 2015 at 09:22

            R2000 for them R12000 excl VAT for us

          • Hammersteyn

            May 12, 2015 at 09:22

            hahahaha

          • Lord Chaos

            May 12, 2015 at 09:22

            Probably the GDP of a small nation…

        • Admiral Chief

          May 12, 2015 at 09:24

          Seagate > WD

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn

            May 12, 2015 at 09:24

            Used to be the other way round. But that was a long long time ago.

          • Admiral Chief

            May 12, 2015 at 09:25

            …in a galaxy far, far away

          • Lord Chaos

            May 12, 2015 at 09:26

            Odly I run all WD, haven’t has a single problem

        • Admiral Chief

          May 12, 2015 at 09:25

          “2014 – Western Digital’s HGST subsidiary sampling 10 TB hard drives filled with helium”

          So they sound funny?

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          • Hammersteyn

            May 12, 2015 at 09:26

            In the booklet it probably says something like “don’t be alarmed when your HD starts squeaking”

          • Ottokie

            May 12, 2015 at 09:26

            Because they are high…

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            May 12, 2015 at 09:35

            You’ll probably have to strap your pc to your bench to avoid it floating off with said HDD installed….

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          May 12, 2015 at 23:07

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      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        May 12, 2015 at 09:26

        Where do the decades go?

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        • Hammersteyn

          May 12, 2015 at 09:29

          When I read my comments ten years from now….
          http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/Cosby-Facepalm.gif

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          • Admiral Chief

            May 12, 2015 at 09:29

            That is me reading your comments now

          • Hammersteyn

            May 12, 2015 at 09:31

            This is me reading yours.

            http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/sbtlf.gif

          • Admiral Chief

            May 12, 2015 at 09:31

            Do you have ANY idea how much paperwork you are causing me with your constant promotion/demotion?

          • Hammersteyn

            May 12, 2015 at 09:33

            Well I’m a private so that means I get a promotion now. Right?

          • Admiral Chief

            May 12, 2015 at 09:33

            Nice try

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            May 12, 2015 at 09:33

            Why don’t you make him do the paperwork?

          • Admiral Chief

            May 12, 2015 at 09:34

            If I let him do the paperwork he’d upvote himself into infinity

          • Hammersteyn

            May 12, 2015 at 09:35

            Because he’s not smarter than the average bear?

          • Lord Chaos

            May 12, 2015 at 09:30

            Only in 10 years? That’s what I do on your comments NOW

          • Admiral Chief

            May 12, 2015 at 09:30

            Hah, beat you to it

          • Hammersteyn

            May 12, 2015 at 09:33

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            May 12, 2015 at 09:32

            Please, I’ll be like…

          • Hammersteyn

            May 12, 2015 at 09:37

            XD

        • Admiral Chief

          May 12, 2015 at 09:29

          Apparently causing me to look more awesome if I look back at how I looked then

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    • Bramstons

      May 12, 2015 at 13:32

      Review is rubbish, Xbox One can already take up to 2 USB 3 drives of up to SIXTEEN TERABYTES plus you keep the internal 500GB so a total of 16.5TB.

      You can even take the USB 3 drives with your games on to any other Xbox One, sign in and use them instantly and without and other downloading.

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  2. RinceThis

    May 12, 2015 at 09:10

    • Hammersteyn

      May 12, 2015 at 09:19

      LOL PS4 uses 93GB for it’s OS. But that’s probably because it doesn’t have silly Kinects and clouds to deal with, only games.

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      • RinceThis

        May 12, 2015 at 09:31

        It still blows my mind. PCs don’t use anything even close to that!

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        • Admiral Chief

          May 12, 2015 at 09:32

          Yeah, lets say you install W8.1 and quite a few apps, you are MAYBE 30gb poorer

          Yet another reason why I cannot support consoles

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          • RinceThis

            May 12, 2015 at 09:35

            Shat first sentence would have come across as a good reply, the second undermined it with the tarnish of PC MASTERBATERS RACERZ! 😛

          • Admiral Chief

            May 12, 2015 at 09:45

            Oh come now. The console guys are being milked silly! I’ve nothing against console gamers, they are like younger brothers, but they are buying into being milked

          • RinceThis

            May 12, 2015 at 09:46

            Lulz. Teasing. But I do still wonder why and HOW a 200GB OS is normal? I mean come on now PS4 and Bone, we’re in 2015, aren’t things supposed to be getting more streamlined?

          • Admiral Chief

            May 12, 2015 at 09:48

            Indeed, and that is a fairly basic OS, so much more can be done in Windawz, and it is quite smaller in size.

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            May 12, 2015 at 09:48

            They’re probably setting a lot of space aside for all their fancy apps to use.

          • RinceThis

            May 12, 2015 at 10:05

            What, like the ‘order your pizza from Pizza Hut’ app?

          • Lord Chaos

            May 12, 2015 at 09:49

            My Windows 8 install was massive. Until I disabled the 32GB hibernate

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            May 12, 2015 at 09:40

            Agreed, what is interesting is that the current gen consoles had a few moments of shine when it came to graphical fidelity, everyone was up in arms, then, a few moments later, the same games were shown at 4k resolutions and it was the whole thing over again…. That doesn’t even touch on the subject of efficiency with regards to space or resource utilisation. PCs, as much as anyone will argue, are still the best platforms for gaming, hands down….

          • Dawid Eduard Roestorf

            May 12, 2015 at 10:06

            Nope, have to disagree with you there. PC is full of cheaters and thiefs, no graphical superiority can make up for the garbage you get on the PC through these cheaters. Even the 12 year old COD kids who call your mom names are better than the cheaters and thiefs on the PC.

            Also, taken 5 hours just to get the game to run, constantly downloading drivers on drivers. I don’t have time to waste on a PC anymore. I like coming home, sitting on my comfy couch and playing my game on my TV.

          • Admiral Chief

            May 12, 2015 at 10:10

            “5 hours just to get the game to run, constantly downloading drivers on drivers”
            Doing it wrong then dude, seriously, it is not that hard.

            I have not downloaded drivers in a long time, and even if there is a new release, my games will not suddenly stop working.

            I’m already on the next level before the console has finished loading the first

          • Dawid Eduard Roestorf

            May 12, 2015 at 10:20

            In your dreams maybe. as I am already three levels down the line before you have finished your install of the game.

          • Admiral Chief

            May 12, 2015 at 10:22

            Ok dude, keep telling yourself that.

          • Dawid Eduard Roestorf

            May 12, 2015 at 10:55

            True Story

          • Mark Treloar

            May 13, 2015 at 07:25

            I will remember this as I launch the The Witcher 3 and imagine the console buyers waiting for retail stores to open so they can purchase their Disks. Also remind me again which consoles don’t require an installation before launching the game again?

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            May 12, 2015 at 11:27

            It’s called “Building the right PC” It’s very simple really, you get someone with some savvy around the PC building fireplace and you ask them to recommend PC parts/builds that they would recommend within your budget, that person will, after he had done his ritual fire dance around said fireplace, give you a good estimate of hardware that works very well together, you then have to go out and buy it. Once everything has been put together and the OS has been installed, you are home free, plug in an HDMI cable from PC to TV and viola! You have a console that can do 4k video if you must and if you really don’t like playing with “PC Cheater” you can record the gameplay to report said cheater, something I believe you’d not be able to do on the 300GB of an XBone… But that’s just my opinion…Oh, and you can always join clans/crews/gangsta bangs etc. online if you want, then avoiding those filthy little cheater bastards….

          • Dawid Eduard Roestorf

            May 12, 2015 at 11:45

            Ok, so Windows 8.1 costs about R1500

            So please build me a PC for R4499. This should include a wireless keyboard and mouse.

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            May 12, 2015 at 11:52

            That’s quite simple actually, if you buy one console game a month, brand new, save that up for three months, buy windows 8.1 and then buy all three of those games, or better yet, wait for a steam sale, if you work on a two year waiting period for a less than $10 pricetag per game, you’d be able to fit a GTX Titan into your build…Or at least the relevant card for that time…

          • Dawid Eduard Roestorf

            May 12, 2015 at 12:01

            Have not bought a game (other than ori and the blind forest) since Destiny was released. Yet have gotten 36 games with PS plus, and another 8odd from Live Gold membership.

            I honestly do not spend that much on games, at all.

            Also, your answer, You are telling me I have to wait 2 years to buy a PC, when I can be gaming right now?

            Look, I konw PC games are cheaper yes. More convenient, No. Building a PC is very expensive, with a mid range PC machine coming to R10k – R15k

            Given that pricetag, I would much rather play my PS4, and pay my yearly R749 PS Plus Membership

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            May 12, 2015 at 12:43

            Nope, I’m merely saying that if you do wait two years, you’d be able to afford something way better than what the average gamer would use, yes it is around 10 to 15k for an amazing PC right now, you are talking in the lines of a GTX 970 with an Intel mobo and i-7, not at all a mid range PC in fact, you could go the AMD route, for almost 75% of the price you’d be able to match the performance with a wireless mouse and keyboard… Thing is though, it’s your prerogative, you enjoy console gaming, I enjoy PC gaming, in the end we all love games…

          • Dawid Eduard Roestorf

            May 12, 2015 at 13:54

            True, we all love games, and that is what is important

            I am just trolling, just as PC gamers trolling in here.

      • Pieter Kruger

        May 12, 2015 at 09:47

        93GB because well….Linux and that’s why it looks so crappy. Also no media support to speak of. Luckily PS4 will never run out of storage space because….Indies. Lastly, should that ever happen(not sure how many Indies it’ll take) at least you have the Sony uninstall/re-install every time you get a new “game” right?????????????

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        • Hammersteyn

          May 12, 2015 at 10:07

          Not yet, but I’ll announce it to the world. Finished Rayman though. Collected all 700 teensies and finished all the levels on gold. Even this one. So that’s more space freed up for the next game

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        • Mark Treloar

          May 13, 2015 at 07:29

          Such a weak argument. All you just said is. I bought and Xbox one console. They don’t care about gamers. Yay for bloatware!!!!

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      • Bramstons

        May 12, 2015 at 13:38

        Don’t think that matters as the Xbox One has far more storage capability then the PS4.

        Xbox One can already take up to 2 USB 3 drives of up to SIXTEEN TERABYTES plus you keep the internal 500GB so a total of 16.5TB.

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    • FoxOneZA

      May 12, 2015 at 09:25

      NSA requirements for storage of Kinect “data”.

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    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      May 12, 2015 at 09:34

      All that cloud data has to go somewhere!

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  3. Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    May 12, 2015 at 09:13

    Whaaah!? That’s insane, only 300GB available from a 500GB drive… How do you justify that?

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  4. Ottokie

    May 12, 2015 at 09:18

    I never really could understand why current gen consoles came out with the same size HDD as old tech 9 years ago.

    Edit: nevermind they only started with 500 GB in 2013

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    • Hammersteyn

      May 12, 2015 at 09:22

      Saves money?

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    • Lord Chaos

      May 12, 2015 at 09:24

      They had to do something with old stock…

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      • Ottokie

        May 12, 2015 at 09:25

        XD

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      • Hammersteyn

        May 12, 2015 at 09:25

        This!

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  5. Zell Reid Strife

    May 12, 2015 at 10:31

    What’s the point. Just connect an external and set it as your primary install point. Works great. Got a 1TB WD 2.5″ connected to my XB ONE and all the games are now installed on there with still plenty of space.

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  6. JayDiCee

    May 12, 2015 at 10:38

    Given all the coments on the graphics-downgrade-gate when will i receive my Witch3r3 collectors Ed from LG? ????

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    • Ranting Raptor

      May 12, 2015 at 11:15

      lol. @OddSockZA:disqus has an answer to that

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  7. moeen akhter

    May 12, 2015 at 12:01

    hmmmm

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  8. WitWolfy

    May 12, 2015 at 15:14

    If it ever gets JTAG’d I’ll get one.. Other than that I’m still happy with my PS4.

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  9. Ghost In The Rift

    May 12, 2015 at 15:20

    Damn, got my hopes up for a real 1080p console..:/

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  10. Raptor Gilbert

    May 13, 2015 at 00:21

    Sigh another stupid article about nothing. Anything under 5gigs for games is not enough space. Consoles shipped with what they needed 500gigs mainly for there os. Its why they are either removable or add on a larger drive. HDD article are lame and cheesey new content.

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