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post #1 of 6 Old 01-02-2013, 07:42 AM - Thread Starter
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Happy New Year everyone,

I received an Xbox 360 (4GB) for Christmas, and I'm wondering about the benefits of connecting a hard drive? If I connect a hard drive, can I use my existing NAS which has plenty of space available, or do I need to purchase a proprietary hard drive from microsoft?

I'm not looking to stream movies, play music, etc. Just looking to install purchased games on the drive so I don't have to use the disc each time.

One other question - When adjusting the Kinect, do I just click it to the position we'd like, or is there a motor or something to break.

Thanks in advance from an Xbox noob.

I'm confused too.

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You have to use the proprietary drives.

You can try to use a non-branded drives (http://digiex.net/guides-reviews/console-guides/xbox-360-guides/3152-how-hack-250gb-320gb-sata-drive-work-xbox-360-xbox-360-slim.html), but your mileage may vary if MSFT decided to shut it down.

Also with the Kinect, the head will pivot to see you.

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You can also use memory cards in the USB ports, but only up to 32gb I believe. That's only enough for 5 or so games.

Sorry but your best bet is just to bite the bullet and get a hard drive.
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Thank you both. I appreciate the quick reply.

I'm confused too.

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each flash drive can be 32 GB for a total of 64 GB.

but flash drives are treated as flash drive storage so anything that requires hard drive storage will not accept it even if you have enough space.
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