GameSpot may receive revenue from affiliate and advertising partnerships for sharing this content and from purchases through links.

Xbox 360 to Support 2TB External Hard Drives

Preview members can try the new feature straight away.

No Caption Provided

Microsoft is preparing to deploy an Xbox 360 upgrade that will allow the console to support external hard drives with a capacity as big as two Terabytes.

Presently, the size limit for Xbox 360 external hard drives is 32GB. However, that theoretically can double to 64GB, because the console can connect to two external drives simultaneously. With this new update, that means the total possible external hard-drive capacity has ballooned to four Terabytes.

Writing on the ‘Major Nelson’ blog, Xbox executive Larry Hryb said that the console update would arrive “later in the year”. Preview members, however, can try the new feature straight away.

In March, Microsoft revealed that its Xbox One preview program--which allows participants to beta test new system-wide features--has expanded to the Xbox 360.

In November, the Xbox 360 will mark its tenth year on the market. The system has sold 83 million units worldwide.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email

Join the conversation
There are 131 comments about this story