Posted on May 7, 2008,

Analyst Examines the Cost of 360's 120GB HDD

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If you aren’t a sucker as much as I am, you’ve probably held off on purchasing the 120GB hard drive for your Xbox 360. You have to be a sucker because the thing costs $180 — an absurdly high amount, particularly when you compare it with an equivalent drive for PS3, which costs just $70. So what’s that extra $110 going towards?

Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg defended the price a while back, claiming they focus on security and quality. He also said, “[I]t is a little apples and oranges to compare it to internal PC hard drives because those are off the shelf drives that you have to install yourself. You have to format those and figure out how you are going to move your content over.”

But isn’t $180 still rather excessive? MTV Multiplayer enlisted the help of iSuppli, a company that examines gadgets and determines their real cost. You can read about exactly how they came to their estimate at the Multiplayer blog, but the bottom line is that they estimate the drives to cost Microsoft no more than $100.

I now feel that much more ripped off.

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4 Comments on Analyst Examines the Cost of 360's 120GB HDD

Dylan

On May 7, 2008 at 4:48 pm

LOL, thank god I have a PS3 :mrgreen:

FanBoysAreLAME!

On May 7, 2008 at 4:58 pm

I,m pretty sure Microsuck will drop the price down.

FanBoysAreLAME!

On May 7, 2008 at 5:02 pm

By the way:If these Video Game Console companies had any brains at all,they would release External USB Storage Devices.Now thats something I would pay 180$ for. :wink:

Xboxlenny

On May 7, 2008 at 9:01 pm

thats total BS. any one with a mind and knowlege of computers knows that a ondinaly HDD, yes its formated but if moneysoft would allow a person to do that them selves or sell them the casing it goes in and a do it them selves with any HDD well its the same damn thing.

NEVER will i buy a moneysoft HDD. its a damn laptop HDD. If anyone had a spare one they could rip it apart and you would see the the same, its like comparing Apples to Apples, because its the same. moneysoft should sell the casing or like Fanboysarelame stated. An external Hdd option.

Screwu moneysoft. you make me sick sometimes. you nickel and dime people all you can. i may soon have to change to the PS3. sad to say. but the PS3 is looking better each day.