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Following my outing of the 16GB iPhone I have once again have attained from a rock solid source that Microsoft WILL be replacing the 20GB hard drive on the standard Xbox 360 with a larger 60GB version. Dates are not nailed down, but my source says Microsoft wants it done and dusted before the end of its financial year which translates as our Q2.

Interestingly the company is also toying with the idea of introducing a new 360 SKU and given that hard drive and connectivity variations are already covered it would seem that the most logical conclusion is a model with a built-in Blu-ray drive. An external drive makes sense too, but with the format war over it wouldn't explain Microsoft's hesitation and while it goes against the company line that the 360 is primarily a games console (verses the PS3's media centre ambitions) the collapse of HD DVD may well mean it at least wishes to give users the option. Tying this all up neatly is news that Microsoft is known to currently be in discussions with Sony.

At this stage how all these moves will affect the Arcade is unknown. A price cut is widely rumoured to be coming this month but - at least for now - it is unlikely to also be the beneficiary of a hand-me-down 20GB hard drive.

Back to certainties however, so let me tell you this: if you've been saving up for a 20GB Xbox 360 hold off. The 60GB model IS coming and you can take this exclusive to the bank.
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About time. 20GB just really isn't anything these days. Though they really would be smart to add a hard drive to the Arcade. But I doubt they will
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A 360 with built-in blu-ray would rock. And would be a great decision by Microsoft to slow console sales of the PS3 due to its blu-ray drive. People buying the PS3 from then on would do so because of its games, not because it was the only console with a blu-ray drive.
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About time. 20GB just really isn't anything these days. Though they really would be smart to add a hard drive to the Arcade. But I doubt they will
why ? do you want 10+ demos on you're hard drive
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A 360 w/ built in blu-ray and a 60GB HDD is already out... I believe it's called the PS3...

OK. I can't believe I just said that; I'd buy a 360 over a ps3 anyday, lol.

[/trolling]

IMHO the 20GB HDD is weak and the 120 is good, but a wee-bit overdone considering you either have to get an elite, or buy a waaay overpriced acc.

a 60GB SKU would be a good intermediate, and if they included a built-in blu-ray drive it'd become a "direct" competitor w/ the PS3.
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They are trying to avoid dropping the price of the 360 by giving it more gigabytes. Bad move IMO, the casuals won't be using 60Gb for nothing other than game saves and those are minuscule in comparison to the left-over space. IMO, they need to kill the arcade and put the current 360 premium in its place at $279 and maybe introduce a 60Gb version for $350; Replace the 360E with a blu-ray drive and cut that 120Gbs in half.
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A 360 w/ built in blu-ray and a 60GB HDD is already out... I believe it's called the PS3...

OK. I can't believe I just said that; I'd buy a 360 over a ps3 anyday, lol.

[/trolling]

IMHO the 20GB HDD is weak and the 120 is good, but a wee-bit overdone considering you either have to get an elite, or buy a waaay overpriced acc.

a 60GB SKU would be a good intermediate, and if they included a built-in blu-ray drive it'd become a "direct" competitor w/ the PS3.
Ya I heard of that SKU, It has a problem with it though that all of the good games dont seam to work with it.
    
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20gb is crap...that's why I bought an elite, I could have upgraded the hdd but hdmi won me over.
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With HDD price it would be smarter to take on 120GB minimum since thats about when the price starts rising, anything lower stays around the same. Of course i don't know if the 360 uses laptop drives, in which case it may be different.
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i could easily get a torx screwdriver from home depot and take apart my 360 20gb HDD and put in a 200gb notebook HDD for about $100
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