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Whats the difference between the xbox 360 4gb and 250?


when u get the 4gb will it have the same process of getting the hard drive removed as the 250 or is there is a special procedure? does it have dedicated hard drive or can you use any hard drive(like to increase the memory u need the one microsoft uses or any hard drive in any tech stores)? and when you sign up to play online do you need a credit card or just an email address? and please explain any details that i might of missed or need to know 🙂

p.s. sorry for the EXTRA details 🙂

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  1. The 250 gb xbox has a bigger hard drive and is external so you can take it out and put it in another one. It also has a glossy finish.

    The 4 gb xbox has an internal hard hard drive so if you decide to buy a hard drive for it will be 254 gbs in total and the 4gb console has a matte finish.

  2. All of the models have removeable hard drives, and there are hard drive upgrades, but it is absolutely more economical to just spring for the 250GB console rather than shelling out the money to upgrade a 4GB to a 250GB. There is only $100 difference in the consoles, where a 250GB hard drive to put in one will cost a little more than $100.

    Edit for Additions:

    The Hard Drive must be made for the 360, unless you plan to look up how to connect “rigged” computer hard drive – which can be done but probably voides any warranty microsoft gives (which is a 3-year warranty, and it must match the model of 360 (older models have slender, long hard drives where the slim model has a square box-looking hard drive). You can always format 16 GB or less out of a standard USB flash drive to use for basic game saves, on either version of the console and I have heard rumor that these flash drives now support game disk download. There is no difference in the process of replacing the hard drive between any size slim model or anysize original model xbox, but a slim hard drive is not compatible with an old model hard drive and vice versa.

    The hard drive should be in a little bay on the slim console where you can pull it out and replace it easily. Check the link below for a visual.

    When you sign up for XBOX Live you will want to get GOLD for multiplayer capability, after the initial $55 1-year membership, offers usually show up to purchase another year at a discount through the year. You can buy a gold card if you don’t want to use credit card information, the card is available at Game Stop, Best Buy, Target, Wal-Mart, and many other retail locations that carry pre-paid game cards. Or you may use your credit card instead, if that is your preference. If there is more than one member in your family, go for a gold family pack instead, it discounts the individual gold memberships, that way everyone can have his or her own acheivements. Other than that, yes, you will need an email address but not just any email address, you will have to have a Live ID, which means having an AOL email address, Windows Live, or hotmail address etc. If you don’t have one of these you can sign up for one for free.

    Downloading the game disks keeps you xbox from working overtime spinning the disk constantly, when the information is downloaded into the hard drive, the disk does not always spin and the gameplay is more smooth because data is coming directly from the hard drive. This does not mean you can just download the game and play it from the hard drive, though, you must still insert the disk to play.

  3. 250gb xbox 360 is beest gaming consoles.

    Xbox 360 S Pros

    – Nearly silent when compared with the original 360.

    – Smaller with a slimmer look.

    – Built in wireless N and its fast.

    – Integrated optical audio.

    – 5 usb ports.

    – Internal, but easily accessible 250gb HDD on the bottom of the console.

    – Uses half the power of the original.

    – Works with most of the old accessories, including the transfer cable.

    Xbox 360 S cons

    – The IR receiver is located lower on the console and appears to have a narrower field. So depending on setup using a remote maybe a headache.

    – Only comes with standard def av cables.

    – Does not use the old memory cards or hard drives.

    – Touch sensitive buttons that when touch emit a soft tone.

    – Kinect ready socket in the back.

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