Next Xbox Update Will Block Third-Party Storage Cards

A reader sent along this tip, and his complaint, that Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox 360 update will block third-party storage devices.

According to Engadget, the new update will allow Xbox users to access content from Facebook, Twitter, and Last.fm, but it will also block “unauthorized” memory cards. Xbox owners are using third-party cards because the largest Microsoft memory card only allows for 512 MB of storage, whereas the unauthorized cards have memory capacities in the gigabytes.

Reader Luis, who sells memory cards, expressed his concern about the limited capacity to Microsoft, who wrote back and assured him that “we are very focused on continuing to provide more options for people to get the storage they want on our system,” so although it’s little consolation to owners of third-party memory devices, at least future Xbox owners will have an authorized high-memory option available.

Forthcoming Xbox 360 Update Locks Out Unauthorized Memory Unit [Engadget]
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