Those visiting the Xbox 360 Memory Upgrade Program Web site can find out by entering their 360 hardware ID and serial number, found via the dashboard (system console info).[UPDATE 2] After obtaining a Core 360 unit manufactured in 2005, Game Spot accessed the Upgrade site, which gives qualifying console owners two "limited time offers": a refurbished 20GB HDD for .99 bundled with a three-month Xbox Live Gold subscription, or a free 512MB Xbox 360 Memory Unit.Looking back, the Xbox has absolutely changed over the years when its come to the dashboard.The menus have gone from simple to complex and clunky. As we near the next iteration of the Xbox One’s dashboard, let’s take a look at how far we’ve come.(The page also revealed that, besides requiring an active Netflix subscription, the Netflix on-demand video service will require an additional 8MB of memory, bringing the total install size to 136MB.) [END UPDATES] In other New Xbox Experience news, one of the features touted when the upgrade was announced will apparently no longer be included in the November 19 update.Speaking to MTV, Xbox senior strategist Rob Gruhl said, "If we wanted to do movie sharing, build an app, party enable it, drop it in.If you’re curious about Microsoft’s major update to the Xbox Live interface (New Xbox Experience), check out this video.
"To help ensure all Xbox Live members are able to download the New Xbox Experience and enjoy its new features, Microsoft will be offering storage solutions to the Xbox LIVE community. Be sure to check for more details in the coming weeks." [UPDATE] Just hours after speaking with Game Spot, Microsoft launched the official "Xbox 360 Memory Upgrade Program Website." The page leading to the site strongly urges 360 owners who haven't bought a hard drive to do so, and saying a hard drive is necessary to "enjoy everything the new Xbox Experience has to offer." (Emphasis added.) It also advises those with full hard drives to "either clear some space by deleting unused saved content, or see if you're eligible for a special memory upgrade offer." What exactly is this "special memory upgrade offer"?
Play games off Hard drive MS lets us "install" games to the hard drive to speed up loading times, but we unnecessarily need the disc in the drive anyway as some sort of piracy check. Easy HDD replacement That hard drive that the 360 uses is a cheap off-the-shelf 2.5" laptop drive.
But by dipping it in MS goo, we've had to pay a premium to simply upgrade a few more gigabytes. Buy a cheap OEM 500GB drive and put it in yourself without problems.
The first Xbox’s dashboard never really changed all that much.
It introduced the Xbox LIVE tab, let gamers user it as a CD player (those were the days) and offered sub menus to manage game memory and settings.