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i just bought an xbox 360 and i love it, however, the hard drive only reads as 12 gb, i have an advance warfighter, need for speed carbon, and madden 2007 save files made, but i don't think that accounts for 8 gb of my hard drive, should i return the xbox or is this normal?
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Did you download:

Updates
Maps
Demos
Games?

Go into the System tab and view the contents of your drive, they may have snuck a few game demos on it for you
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yea I know what you mean, thats all you get actually, cause the rest is system files and the xbox emulation crap.
    
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Even if nothing is on it, just like computer hard drives, I don't believe you get 100% of the space that it says, I am pretty sure you start out somewhere around 14 gigs.
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Ooh you know what it could be? I bet the 8GB is locked away specifically for game saves. And the 12GB is there for multimedia, i'll check tonight.

That would certainly make sense and explain it.
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Ooh you know what it could be? I bet the 8GB is locked away specifically for game saves. And the 12GB is there for multimedia, i'll check tonight.

That would certainly make sense and explain it.

Nope lol thats not it. You get 14 gigs total... a couple gigs get lost in formating because its not a true 20 gig hdd. And a the rest is for the xbox system files, and the xbox 1 game emulation.

ill check right now lol.
    
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There are no System files on the removable HDD other than the folders that saves, demos, music, pics, etc.. go in. That still wouldn't account for 2GB!!
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There are no System files on the removable HDD other than the folders that saves, demos, music, pics, etc.. go in. That still wouldn't account for 2GB!!
you do realize that you need the hard drive to play xbox games right? You need the hard drive because, thats what stores the system files and emulation software for the xbox games....
    
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you do realize that you need the hard drive to play xbox games right? You need the hard drive because, thats what stores the system files and emulation software for the xbox games....
Ah yes the emulation stuff. Thought you were talking about the 360's system files. Honestly I play Xbox games on the Xbox. The emulation in most games is really horrible and gives minor to no visible advantage over the Xbox. Would have been cool to at least carry over the personal soundtrack stuff somehow. Mute BGM, play MP3's!
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Would have been cool to at least carry over the personal soundtrack stuff somehow. Mute BGM, play MP3's!
I hear ya on that, I wish I could play a custom soundtrack while pwning it up in Halo 2.
    
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