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Microsoft Announces Xbox Hard Drive to be 8 Gigabytes

Microsoft has officially announced that upcoming Xbox video game console’s will come fitted with an 8-gigabyte hard drive, not the 10-gigabyte drive the company had once considered.

Game Developer, Staff

October 12, 2001

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Responding to Internet reports that Microsoft had cut the disk size, spokesperson James Bernard said the company had once mulled boosting capacity to 10 gigabytes but that the official specifications had always called for eight. The slightly smaller drive will have no effect on developers writing games for the console, which is to debut on November 15.

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