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Old 09-30-20, 12:44 PM
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

Originally Posted by Michael Corvin
They have no games to play on it though, right? Just back compat which is the buzz they're looking for.
we don't know that for sure. All we know is they're not allowed to talk about the new games yet, but whether they have any of them or not is still a mystery.
Also, of course it's about generating buzz (annoying as it is), but it's still surprising they were given review hardware this early compared to the usual 2 weeks or less timeline. I don't think it'll change any minds about the systems though... But it gives reviewers 3x to 4x more time to play with it.
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Old 10-02-20, 01:51 PM
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

Here's a video of loadtimes, because that sounds exciting:

Old 10-02-20, 04:33 PM
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

So this decreased load time is using the uber precious internal storage (which I doubt I'll be using much for last gen games until prices go way down), right? Loading from a regular external drive would be the same as current gen?
Old 10-02-20, 05:17 PM
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

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So this decreased load time is using the uber precious internal storage (which I doubt I'll be using much for last gen games until prices go way down), right? Loading from a regular external drive would be the same as current gen?
Yep, their proprietary drive vs standard HDD. I assume the USB is 3.0 so you should be able to get improved speeds by using a high quality external SSD (though still not M2 speeds.)
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

Target is sending out 10% off electronics Circle offers to some folks. Pair that with a 5% RedCard discount, and you can preorder the Xbox Series S/X expansion card for $188 + tax (instead of $220).

Preorders and accessories are supposed to be excluded, but this one seems have to have slinked through.
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

Wait, it doesn’t come with an SDD card already? 1TB, right? What’s the other HDD going to do?
Old 10-02-20, 09:01 PM
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

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Wait, it doesn’t come with an SDD card already? 1TB, right? What’s the other HDD going to do?
More capacity. Around 20% of the Series X' default capacity is spoken for.

Although with a price tag like that, I think I'd rather just regularly purge games once I'm finished playing.
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

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Wait, it doesn’t come with an SDD card already? 1TB, right? What’s the other HDD going to do?
Comes with 1tb ssd, has a built in port for an expansion card to add additional proprietary storage (about $200 for an additional 1 tb), or you can use a USB one and lose some performance.
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

Oh. I’ll stick with HDD and just move into internal if and when I want. No biggie. I’m not gonna spend $200 on another SDD (do you have to open Series X and install ourselves?). My HDDs will be fine.
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

It's an external drive - it plugs into a port on the back of the console.

https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/16/2...pport-features
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

Why are these SDD’s with only 1TB so damn expensive? Seems a lot for so little space...
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

Because they can access shit at a high speed and are optimized for the hardware. It's custom made, and is basically an extension of the Xbox's internal hard drive.
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Because why let people use any ol NVMe when they can charge more for it? It should be 2tb for $250 but there's always going to be an upcharge to proprietary
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

The type of SSD it is currently using regularly goes for around 200. It’s not a gen 1 SSD. That drive currently barely has a markup, and it’s custom to the Xbox. Now, if the price of it doesn’t drop as prices drop in the years to come, then yes, it’s a problem.
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

Originally Posted by spainlinx0
The type of SSD it is currently using regularly goes for around 200. It’s not a gen 1 SSD. That drive currently barely has a markup, and it’s custom to the Xbox. Now, if the price of it doesn’t drop as prices drop in the years to come, then yes, it’s a problem.
Is it the FireCuda? Otherwise, true -- though a $250 2TB NVMe is going to perform close to it, even if it's not 100% on par.
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

Am I the only one who doesn't care at all about load times?
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

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Am I the only one who doesn't care at all about load times?
Yes
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

I only care when they're obnoxiously long. I don't need to be in a new level in 2 seconds, though... I like to check my phone while I'm playing, dammit.
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

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I only care when they're obnoxiously long. I don't need to be in a new level in 2 seconds, though..
I'm the same. And improvement is definitely needed, but I don't have a problem if it takes 10 or 20 seconds to load. When it's over a minute, then it becomes a bit of a pain.
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

Normal load times don't really bother me, but stuff like loading into GTA Online is really annoying.
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

It's annoying when it's something you want to retry quickly, and it's just a long loading screen over and over again. It really makes it more frustrating than it needs to be. I'm very excited for better load times since I'm still on an original Xbox One.
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

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Am I the only one who doesn't care at all about load times?
Clearly you never rode an elevator in Mass Effect.
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

This seems to be up for preorder at costco for members:
https://www.costco.com/xbox-series-x...100691493.html

549.99, bundled with an extra controller. It does however say this:
Strict Limit of 1 Per Member. Orders Subject to Cancellation.
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

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I only care when they're obnoxiously long. I don't need to be in a new level in 2 seconds, though... I like to check my phone while I'm playing, dammit.
Will this result in skinnier gamers? No load times means no time to shove junk food in my face between levels.
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

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Will this result in skinnier gamers? No load times means no time to shove junk food in my face between levels.
WTF is wrong with you?

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