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XBOX 360 Hard Drive Prices

I've been looking around for a Xbox 360 hard drive to go along with my XBox 360 and I'm really taken aback by the prices. I think I'll end up getting the 60GB as it is not that expensive, but searching online has led me to some not great prices for the 120GB model.

Most places like Best Buy, Future Shop & The Source all have it for $159.99. Costco, where you are supposed to find deals has it for the most expensive at $199.99. Tiger Direct is right behind at $194.99 and they list the original price at $251.99!!!

What really gets me is that my LaCie drive was cheaper at six times the storage. To bad you have to use the official hard drive for save files and demos and no generic drive would do. Microsoft must have a pretty good margine on those drives.

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The Day My Drobo Dream Died or Why USB 3.0 Can’t Get Here Fast Enough

Drobo from Data Robotics is everything you could want. A drive enclosure expandable up to 16TB, redundancy across the four drives to protect against a drive failure, the latest version has Firewire 400 & 800 and the best price I could find in Canada was $450 sans drives. Ok, so forget that last one.

I didn't win the lotto and was quickly running out of storage I had to buy a LaCie 750GB at Futureshop. Appoligies to Cali Lewis.

Now I have all the family photos and video (80GB worth) and my entire iTunes library backed up.

This is really just a stopgap measure until USB 3.0 starts showing up in computers and peripherals sometime in the next couple of years. Right on time for my next computer upgrade.

When you move 100GB onto a external USB drive it really puts a damper on things when it takes 3 to 4 hours or more. Thankfully the new USB 3.0 spec has transfer speeds 10 times the current USB 2.0 standard and will be backwards compatible as well.

So future checklist, computer and a Drobo with USB 3.0.

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