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[CVG]Xbox 360 disc update adds 1GB extra storage - Report

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Microsoft's mysterious updated Xbox 360 disc format will add an extra 1GB of storage to the console's game discs.

That's according to Digital Foundry's "highly placed development source", which has apparently confirmed a 14-15% boost for Xbox 360's DVD format.



"The maximum space allocated to game data on the current disc format is just 6.8GB out of a maximum of 7.95GB on a standard dual layer DVD, with over 1GB dedicated to a DVD-Video partition that also contained anti-piracy security sectors," it writes.
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SO does this make cracking games easier for pirates?
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Hope i can still use DVD+R DL for "backups"
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Hmm, makes you wonder why exactly they didn't do this before, (I'm sure they had their reasons), but what is different now..?
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My guess is they optimized the anti-piracy sectors to take up less space.
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Just adding the space alone will make backup copies impossible. When was the last time you saw a 8.9GB blank DVD?

As for people storing pirated games on their HDD (not sure if that's possible) they would need something new security wise.

I wonder if this will be back-implemented on older games or just on unreleased titles.
    
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Disc? What's that? Do they mean the disc in your HDD?

Weird...
    
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Disc? What's that? Do they mean the disc in your HDD?

Weird...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD

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Just adding the space alone will make backup copies impossible. When was the last time you saw a 8.9GB blank DVD?
Exactly, 8.9GB disks don't exist. So the games will still be on a standard "7.95GB" disk. Just with ess space being taken up by the dvd video and anti-piracy part.
 
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Exactly, 8.9GB disks don't exist. So the games will still be on a standard "7.95GB" disk. Just with ess space being taken up by the dvd video and anti-piracy part.
Realistically, though, if this happens there will be a number of factories producing DVDs for the sole purpose of the 7.9GB xbox discs. One should think that there will be a market to purchase those.
Edited by justarealguy - 3/30/11 at 6:50am
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