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Report: Microsoft Planning 100GB Hard Drive?

Numerous reports have appeared online suggesting that Microsoft is planning to release an expanded 100GB hard drive for the Xbox 360, following coverage of the X06 media event in South Korea. [UPDATE - Microsoft claims "no plans" to do so, citing a
Numerous reports have appeared online suggesting that Microsoft is planning to release a 100GB sized hard drive for the Xbox 360, following coverage of the X06 media event in South Korea. During the X06 event presentation in the territory, a mock-up slide was shown of a 100GB removable hard drive, appearing to confirm long existing rumors of a larger storage device for the system. A new 256MB memory unit was also pictured alongside the proposed new peripheral. Although Microsoft has not announced the device - in fact, officially declining comment on the matter, the company will be aware that the more expensive of the two PlayStation 3 console configurations features a 60GB hard drive, beyond the current 20gb of the X360 hard disc. In addition, downloadable game demos that were perhaps a little larger than some were expecting (as big as 1GB, in some cases) have meant that the existing Xbox 360 hard drives are filled relatively easily, making a larger hard disc a natural step in the longer-term, especially since the unit is easily detachable. [UPDATE - though various other official statements have been somewhat vaguer, a Microsoft spokesperson has informed consumer site TeamXbox specifically: "We have no plans to bring a 100GB hard drive to the market."]

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