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Microsoft reveals a 250Gb standalone HDD for the Xbox 360

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Microsoft has revealed (via an advert on the Xbox 360 dashboard) that it will be releasing a stand alone 250GB HDD in the near future.

The good news is that it will be released locally (in limited numbers) with the bad news being that it will set you back R999. Which is a huge price drop when you compare it to the 20GB drive that used to cost the same but it is still far higher than a HDD should cost.

Just to clarify though, this isn’t our local guys fault the pricing is set by Microsoft themselves and the HDD is over priced in every territory. In fact I think R999 may be one of the cheapest price points aruond.

As an interesting side note, this story along with the million others about the HDD doing the rounds, prove that advertising on the Xbox 360 dashboard is effective.

Last Updated: March 24, 2010


  1. riezo

    March 24, 2010 at 10:49

    Mmmmm wonder if this will fit on the rumoured Xbox slim?


    • Gavin Mannion

      March 25, 2010 at 02:18

      I would be blown away if they release a Xbox slim that these drives wouldn’t fit into.


  2. Fox1

    March 24, 2010 at 11:05

    Weirdly cheap :wassat:

    SO did you guys see the FFXIII 250GB bundle going for R3999? 😎


  3. WrathZA

    March 24, 2010 at 18:12

    Porting data is still an issue! There needs to a mechanism where I can move my data from my 20 to my 250 easily!


    • Faheem

      March 24, 2010 at 20:45

      agreed its a real B**** :cwy: but I’m definitely getting the 250


  4. Kirsch360

    March 24, 2010 at 22:34

    The 250 GB HDD supposedly comes with a data transfer cable


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