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Xbox 360 Flash Drives: $40 for 8GB, $70 for 16GB

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 5 comments

Yesterday Microsoft confirmed that the company would be releasing an update on April 6 that would allow users to use USB flash drives for storing profiles, game saves, demos and more.

Microsoft's Major Nelson did say you can use any 1GB+ flash drive you like, but he also said Microsoft would partnering with SanDisk to bring out official, pre-configured Xbox-branded flash drives that would be available in May.

Well GameStop has one of these extra special, Xbox 360-brand flash drives listed on its website and it should come as no surprise that they're a little overpriced. Though they do come with a month free Xbox Live Gold membership, it's still hard to see many people paying $40 for an 8GB flash drive. If you want to use the maximum allowed space per drive, you'll have to pay $70 for the 16GB option.

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    mi1ez , 31 March 2010 01:46
    Ouch!
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    Micropat , 31 March 2010 01:58
    If regular flash drives work I don't think any one not on the brain transplant waiting list would buy one of those x-box branded ones
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    daglesj , 31 March 2010 04:37
    These will be a big seller...like three cup bras.
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    Anonymous , 31 March 2010 14:46
    LOL @ daglesj
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    see_you_next_tuesday , 31 March 2010 15:30
    Three cup bras? I'd like to meet her :) 

    Seriously though, these remind of the white SD cards that Sandisk made for use on Nintendo Wii consoles ... overpriced and undersold is my guess ...