Larger External Storage Options Coming to Xbox 360; Support Will Be Added for Hard Drives Up to 2TB

on April 13, 2015 12:04 PM

On the heels of announcing an Xbox 360 Preview Program like the one currently hosted on Xbox One, Microsoft’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb revealed that as one of the most-requested for Microsoft’s previous console was larger storage capabilities, Microsoft is set to deliver in the new future to provide more storage options.

In a post on Major Nelson’s blog, Hryb detailed that an upcoming update for the Xbox 360 Preview Program will provide expanded storage options for the Xbox 360, especially as Games With Gold has closed in on its second anniversary and been providing new games monthly through digital distribution, making storage space quickly dry up for many.

The next update for the Xbox 360 Preview Program will provide users with the ability to use external storage devices up to 2TB to store data from an Xbox 360 – Hryb also detailed that Xbox 360 Preview Program members will receive the update first, while the general public will receive the update later this year.

Alongside the new addition of larger storage device options, Hryb mentioned that using external storage will no longer require reserved space in advance on the hard drive, as Hryb mentioned that “if you are only using 16GB of hard drive space for games – we will only take 16GB of space.” Hryb also confirmed that two external storage devices can be used at a time.

No specific release date for the next Xbox 360 Preview Program update was revealed at this time, but stay tuned for more information as news develops on the Xbox 360 receiving larger storage options.

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Ryan is the Features Editor at DualShockers, with over five years' experience in the world of video games culture and writing. He holds a BA in English & Cinema from Binghamton University, and lives in New York City.