I bought a 4gb xbox 360 Slim, and obviously 4gb isnt enough space to do anything with. I want to drop a 250gig drive in it, but it is $100 bucks, I only paid $129 for the entire console. I talked to a friend of mine and told him I wanted to just buy a 250 gig laptop SATA drive from the local computer shop (for 45 bucks instead of $100 PLUS 13% tax here in Canada for the "Official" 250gb xbox drive) and put it in my console like I did for my PS3. He told me I can be banned for doing that. WTF?! why would I want to pay double the price for a 250 gig drive inside a piece of plastic?
Why would they even sell a 4gb model then? 4gig is useless, and not every person is a sheep who likes to pay top dollar for something that says Microsoft on it. I dont get it. I just want to be able to install my games on a drive instead of thrashing the dvd rom at full speed on it every time I play a game. Sure I dont mind putting the disc in to play so it can verify I have the game, then run off the HD, but I dont want it spinning at full RPM the whole time because the original HD drive is too small to install pretty much anything on, and its against the rules to maybe save a few bucks and buy something NOT overpriced? For $100 bucks I can buy a 2 terabyte drive ffs, and M$ wants us to pay $100 for 250 gig? And ban you for NOT buying it from them?
I certainly hope my friend is wrong about this or I may have wasted my time and money with an xbox.....