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06-03-04, 19:56
No Hard Drive in Xbox 2 Confirmed

In an interview (http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/DocView.asp?did=777124&fid=980) with Globes, M-Systems President and CEO Dov Moran confirmed what gamers have been speculating for months: Xbox 2 won't have a hard disc. When asked about its technology development agreement with Microsoft Corporation, Mr Moran said:

”It’s a cooperation agreement. The potential isn’t clear, but it’s in the billions of dollars. Microsoft has taken the hard disk out of its Xbox. The only thing left will be a CD; that’s all. At some point, when users want to save their e-mail messages, copy music, or anything like that, the only storage they’ll have is what we give them. It’s worth hundreds of millions to the company, spread over a few years, and we’ll be the main supplier for it; and I hope the sole supplier.

”Meanwhile, development is intense, and requires expenses, although not major ones. We’ll start supply only in 2005.”

Last month, M-Systems Flash Disk Pioneers Ltd. announced it entered into a technology development agreement with Microsoft Corporation to develop customized memory units for “future Xbox products”.

"What we're going to offer for the Xbox doesn't currently exist," Ronit Maor, Chief Financial Officer of the Israel-based unit said.

Who Is M-Systems?

M-Systems develops, manufactures and markets data storage solutions based on flash memory for markets, such as mobile phones, PDAs, set-top boxes, embedded systems, military applications, PCs and laptops. They were the first company in the world to introduce a flash disk back in 1990.

Their most interesting solution is without a doubt their FFD (Fast Flash Disk) products, which are solid-state flash drives which provides rugged and reliable hard drive replacements in a variety of form factors.

Their Fast Flash Disks, with capacities ranging from 16 MB to 47 GB, are an advanced solid-state disk designed for military and aerospace infrastructure applications.

We'll have more on this as it develops. Thanks Jason for the heads-up.

Source: TeamXbox (http://www.teamxbox.com/)

Specific Article AvailableHERE (http://news.teamxbox.com/content.php?id=5518)

Soma Holiday
07-03-04, 04:10
I heard about this. :(

I think it sucks. The hard drive is what made the xbox so great, other than the surperb graphic.