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XBOX360 120gb Harddrive £101.05

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9y, 7m agoFound 9 years, 7 months ago
Just saw this, the new 120gb hd, for £101.05.
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#1
i saw this earlier when looking at the crackdown link but dismissed it because i think it only works with us system.
#2
Yea i thought that, but its hardware and the Asia Live Vision camera i ordered from Play Asia worked fine. Hopefully this does to because thats a great price if it is.
#3
The deal at face value is a good one by the look of it, however much I disagree with charging that for a 120gb HDD.
#4
Don't see why hard drives are any different from whatever country they're from :o
#5
I think the hard drive will work.

However, you also get a data transfer kit. So you can copy all of the data from your old drive to your new one. For this you get a cable and a disk. The disk is NTSC, so will not read on your PAL system. This is what I've heard from reports on some Xbox forums anyway.

So basically, I think the hard drive will work. But if you want to transfer your previous data across, you might have some problems.
#6
how much will this cost in the UK?
#7
I don't think the Elite even has a European release date yet. I've read on sites that we won't be seeing the Elite til around November.

As there are no relese dates yet, there are also no prices.

But you know the UK, expect to pay £150+
#8
I want a 120GB HDD, but I dont want to spend this much on it. I have 250gb HDDs lying around I'd want to put into it, which I bought for 40GBP.
#9
borandi
I want a 120GB HDD, but I dont want to spend this much on it. I have 250gb HDDs lying around I'd want to put into it, which I bought for 40GBP.


Exactly. Why does a HDD sold by M$ cost so much more than a generic drive? Rip-off.
#10
is that a 250gb laptop hard drive for £40, can you point me in the direction of one of those :) please
#11
To be honest i dont need a bigger hard drive anyway.

Who does?
Unless you download every game demo and never delete them, its pointless.

Its most likely so they can get all this HD content to us, and more crap they can charge us for.
Look at the south park episode, it was 1Gb is size.
Is anyone seriously going to use it for stuff like that .......hmmm no.
#12
yea ? why not ? I probably wouldn't if you had to pay per episode at more than pence prices, but if you don't have sky then I am sure there wil be plenty of people out there who would prefer to spend a few pounds over this instead of lots of pounds on sky.
#13
Scribbles
Exactly. Why does a HDD sold by M$ cost so much more than a generic drive? Rip-off.


It doesn't, similar PC drives (i.e. Portable External Hard Drives) cost in the region of £70 to £100 for a 120GB model. Those are eBuyer prices so add a bit for the high-street RRP and you're basically at the same price as the 360 HDD
banned 2 Likes #14
A 120gb 2.5" drive costs £48 from ebuyer and that's after VAT, resellers markup and distributors markup. M$ will be buying these for a few dollars each in the quantities they purchase. Bill Gate$ isn't a billionaire for no reason you know...
#15
Repo
A 120gb 2.5" drive costs £48 from ebuyer and that's after VAT, resellers markup and distributors markup. M$ will be buying these for a few dollars each in the quantities they purchase. Bill Gate$ isn't a billionaire for no reason you know...


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#16
Repo
A 120gb 2.5" drive costs £48 from ebuyer and that's after VAT, resellers markup and distributors markup. M$ will be buying these for a few dollars each in the quantities they purchase. Bill Gate$ isn't a billionaire for no reason you know...



There is way more to it that that! At £50ish from ebuyer for a drive its only a ~£50 markup. Thats a lot every one screams...well you have the transfer cable, disc, the plastic clip-on crap that the HDD comes in and all the packaging. (Normal HDD don't come in pretty packaging!).....

So OK that should only add £25 to the price so its £25+ overpriced but thats the way supply and demand works and if that standalone 120GB laptop HDD only just came out this week, it would cost a lot more too..... so stop winging!!
#17
PLUS....MS make a loss on every Xbox sold so selling peripherials is the only way to gain some of that loss back. And so what if they earn billions overall. If you want to see an Xbox version 3 then the gaming & entertainment division at MS needs to start making a profit!
#18
I really think, if anything, Microsoft should be subsidising the cost of these hard drives, since the only thing that people are going to be putting on these larger hard drives are stuff that they are buying online from their online store anyway.
#19
Lexeus
yea ? why not ? I probably wouldn't if you had to pay per episode at more than pence prices, but if you don't have sky then I am sure there wil be plenty of people out there who would prefer to spend a few pounds over this instead of lots of pounds on sky.


How on earth would they ?

A 20 minute South Park episode came out at 1Gb.
Therefore a movie would easily be 4-5Gb.
South Park full season would hit 15Gb

They obviously want people buying tv/video content on the 360 but who would limit themselves like this, especially when the thing wont actually hold that much content.
It wont be transferable, so to watch it you have to drag your 360 round to your friends.

The UK price could hit £150.
For this you could buy two 500Gb drives to stick in your home pc and download as much content as you want.

No wonder people pirate when the legitimate services they try and provide rip the **** out of people.
#20
HaggisHunter
How on earth would they ?

The UK price could hit £150.



Therein lies the rub. Let's talk about a >100% markup on the real RRP and it soon starts to look like profiteering. Add on the huge margins on the games, and the accessories, and the media content, not to mention X-Box Live, and you have a nice little earner for Billy boy. What shocks me the most is that some are prepared to pay thru the nose for what is basically a HDD with a nice, proprietry plastic casing. It would be far too easy to simply have an aperture on the 360 to upgrade to the HDD of your own choice :whistling:
I can open up my PVR and upgrade the HDD anytime I like. That's because the PVR isn't made by a company that treats it's customers like expendible cash cows.
#21
Welcome to the world of capitalism. Remember that the console itself is a loss-leader, and MS have lost $2 billion on the Xbox and the 360.

If you don't like it, don't buy it - there's hardly a gun to your head forcing you to buy Marketplace content, Live! or anything else. Hell, there's even two other consoles out there for you to buy (well, one, 'cause you still can't find a Wii).

Oh, and buyers beware: Tax issues ahoy here.
#22
Halo
Welcome to the world of capitalism. Remember that the console itself is a loss-leader, and MS have lost $2 billion on the Xbox and the 360.

If you don't like it, don't buy it - there's hardly a gun to your head forcing you to buy Marketplace content, Live! or anything else.


That's fair enough comment I suppose. I just think capitalism sucks is all.
Anyway, my rant for the day is over :oops:
As I initially said, this is a good deal compared to the price you can expect to pay over here when it is released. So if you want it, i'd go ahead and get it. All things even, it's a good buy.
#23
Nicely spotted deal, but as a few people pointed out, be careful if your wanting to transfer your old stuff to the new drive. The setup disk is unlikely to play in a UK system.

It is still a ripoff though :). Microsoft could of made it so you can hookup a usb drive easily, but they went for their own solution so that they control the market. That's why it's a custom designed interface

Then again sony's just as bad. They are always inventing custom technologies for their own ideas.
#24
Capitalism's awesome.
#25
drwhitey
There is way more to it that that! At £50ish from ebuyer for a drive its only a ~£50 markup. Thats a lot every one screams...well you have the transfer cable, disc, the plastic clip-on crap that the HDD comes in and all the packaging. (Normal HDD don't come in pretty packaging!).....

So OK that should only add £25 to the price so its £25+ overpriced but thats the way supply and demand works and if that standalone 120GB laptop HDD only just came out this week, it would cost a lot more too..... so stop winging!!


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-120GB-Passport-External/dp/B000IAZ566

For £54.99 you can have a USB powered sleek cased 120GB WD HDD. I use the same one to watch media on my XBOX360. If only you could store 360 content on these.

The MS drive is way overpriced
#26
i think these drives are more for the US market, where its the 360 can get iptv (sort of), the uk doesnt need them at this moment in time
#27
Scribbles
I can open up my PVR and upgrade the HDD anytime I like. That's because the PVR isn't made by a company that treats it's customers like expendible cash cows.


You can do the same with you're 360 too. The HDD was hacked around February and now the Elite is out you can use you're own 20GB or 120GB HDD. IIRC you can do the lot for about £60 as long as you're half-competent with computers and have a PC lying around (must be a desktop because you need to attach the new HDD to you're computer to format it)
#28
i don't have a hard drive.
Hopefully this means the 20gb one will come down in price
#29
stratomaster
i don't have a hard drive.
Hopefully this means the 20gb one will come down in price


You won't see a drop in price for the 20GB fot atleast another few months, if at all
#30
HaggisHunter
Look at the south park episode, it was 1Gb is size.
Is anyone seriously going to use it for stuff like that .......hmmm no.



erm...yes they do.

I have a US account as well as my UK one and regularly download HD titles. Beats hiring them especially the dollar to the pound at the mo for MS points.
#31
sideysid
erm...yes they do.

I have a US account as well as my UK one and regularly download HD titles. Beats hiring them especially the dollar to the pound at the mo for MS points.


If you like getting ripped off then please enjoy.

But its impossible to keep them all on the 20Gb drive, so essentialyl you are renting, as you will need to delete them as you download others.
Even the 120Gb drive will suffer like this, as HD content will eat up most of it.
As i said, at 1Gb a tv show, possibly 5Gb a film, its not going to last you long.
And at £150 for the drive and a few pound per content, its only for people with more sense than brains.

And they complain about people pirating.
No wonder given the options available.

£150 will get you 1Tb for your PC.
That would be actual buying, because then at least you could keep them all.
But then they havent bothered with HD content on PC's.
#32
Bump

spotted this on playasia

http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-eo-49-en-70-1xxq.html

$10 cheaper and for the japan model so guess this will work fine on the UK 360
#33
freeDUMB
You won't see a drop in price for the 20GB fot atleast another few months, if at all


Probably true at retail, but there will likely be a lot of used 20GB drives on ebay etc as people upgrade and try to reclaim some of the costs!
#34
So i take it the only reason anyone would want a bigger hd than 20gb is because they download these HD movies and demos? I'd have no interest in doing either of these things and since the 360 won't play divx, then personally i think even 20gb is too big.

By the way what is the attraction in watching a cartoon like south park in HD? There's only about 12 colours displayed on the screen at once - does HD look any different to SD in this instance??
#35
In the end, if you're too tight to buy the 360's hard drive don't buy it but don't come in this thread whining about the price. The 360's hard drives cost more becuase they're portable laptop drives made with a special snap on/off design, you also pay for the pre-loaded emulation software and arcade title that comes with it. Nevermind the fact that the drives are all tested and if there's a fault no doubt microsoft will be willing to replace them.
Nice price btw, very tempting for core users (£150 core plus 120gb HD = :D)
#36
gawdblesshim
So i take it the only reason anyone would want a bigger hd than 20gb is because they download these HD movies and demos? I'd have no interest in doing either of these things and since the 360 won't play divx, then personally i think even 20gb is too big.


Ive filled mine, when you've got a 30GB music collection + XBLA games, XBLA trials, game demos, game updates and expansions it isn't really all that difficult to fill 20GB ;-)
Having said that i'll wait for Microsoft to bring the Video Marketplace over here before i buy one of these. I'll keep my music on my laptop for the meantime
#37
Don't pay that when you can do this!

A 120gb drive to do this is on Ebuyer for about £45 delivered.

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