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The accessible storage of a USB device on Xbox 360 has been doubled from 16GB to 32GB in the new dashboard update, users are reporting on NeoGAF.

Since USB storage was introduced users have been limited to only 16GB of usable space, no matter the capacity of the device.

The increase in usable space will be great news to gamers using an Xbox 360 without a large hard disc drive.

We've checked with Microsoft to confirm reports.

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USB3! I don't know what the actual r/w speeds are, but I assume the bottleneck would just be the 360's USB2 controller.
Posted 15:35 on 17 October 2012
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I wish they'd change that notice. For the most part the read speed/load time difference when using most USB drives and sticks is fairly negligible compared to MS' official HDD, and while the write speed can vary it's usually only going to effect the install time.
Posted 15:28 on 17 October 2012
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TYPICAL! I read this as I am in the middle of moving a bunch of Arcade games over to an 8GB USB stick. I did not know how painful going back to a 20GB HDD would be. A solitary installed game more or less wipes it out.

But, it's not all bad. For example, I found out during this process that I had forgotten I bought Gauntlet, Hexic 2, and Root Beer Tapper. These discoveries led to me looking at my download history, where I discovered that at some point I bought Radiant Silvergun, but seemingly never played it!
Posted 14:57 on 17 October 2012


Just ensure that your USB stick or drive is fast enough.
Posted 14:36 on 17 October 2012
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This is great news for me, my 32GB USB drive, and my Xbox with its pathetic 20GB HDD. Halo 4 MP install ahoy!
Posted 14:35 on 17 October 2012
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