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      21.09.2012 03:53
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      bad product should be discontinued because of the size

      Why bother buying this seems a waste of money, what ca nyou possibly fit on a 64MB memory card for the price of this and a little extra you would be better investing in a 20GB or maybe even a 250GB HDD depending on how much stuff you plan to download and install on to your xbox360.
      There is only one use for a memory this small and that would be just for putting some saved game backups on but even then you can configure pretty much any device onto the xbox360 now to store data on it which are alot larger than 64MB.
      Overall this product is a waste of time to buy as you can only really store very small files onto it which are gamesaves and thats it save your money and buy a harddrive, i do not know why they sell or even make these anymore.

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      25.02.2012 18:47
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      Officially Obsolete

      Shortly after the Xbox 360's release, Microsoft unveiled a handy little memory stick for transferring and transporting, gamer profiles and game saves/data. I first bought my 64MB memory Unit specifically for use with Fable 2 and its cooperative capabilities it claimed to have, unfortunately the multiplayer was incredulous. These were rather hard to come by in shops and can still be rather expensive today, despite the fact that gamers can now use USB memory sticks to do an even better job. The Unit takes no time to load and makes no sound compared to the xbox 360 itself and is super easy to use, inserted into one of the two flap slots in line with the disc drive. It doesn't really have any faults other than the fact that 64MB is quite small, allowing for about 5 profiles, but game data varies greatly in size and therefore not all game saves can be stored.

      Thanks to numerous updates and a different xbox live dashboard, you can now use an external memory stick to hold your profile (determining the amount of space allowed for gaming use on first plug in varying from about 100MB to the whole thing). A USB device can also be used to play videos, music and view photos from. With this in mind, the official Microsoft memory unit effectively becomes obsolete, yet still purchasable for a good price second hand. Still, nothing wrong with it.. its just a bit redundant.

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      01.10.2011 22:03

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      Only buy if you don't have a USB stick (which will also transfer game saves).

      Paying a fiver for this was a mistake. The 64MB memory unit is the smallest type useable for the Xbox 360. While it is small, compact and portable, you will only be able to transfer game saves (and maybe a profile).

      Using this as your main memory device is counter-productive. With 64MB, you will be unable to download any videos, applications (last.fm, sky, Halo Waypoint, Facebook) or game demos due to the size of them compared to the capacity of the unit. If you somehow manage to get a demo under 50MB (14MB for saves+profile), you will also most likely find that the memory unit is not designed for it.

      Saving up for a HDD, or even just a 512MB memory unit, is the smart way to go. You will get much more value for your money, and also find that you can download demos and trials to find out which games you would like, and which you wouldn't. This can save you from wasting money on games that might not be what you expect!

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      30.06.2009 16:04
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      I strongly recommend to avoid this and buy the 20GB if not the 60GB hard drive

      The 64MB memory unit is the very minimum you can get for storing saved information. You'll be able to keep game saves and profiles but of a very low number and pretty much nothing else will fit.

      Although this is fairly cheap on its own when you compare it to the 20GB HDD you're really not paying that much less but you're getting a tiny amount of memory compared to it. If you don't have much money left over from buying your set up and 360 and don't have any memory storage I still would not recommend the memory unit. This is because if you wait a little and then buy the 20GB hard drive then you'll have an easily sufficient amount of storage for everything you'll need and want.

      Downloading off the Xbox Live Marketplace takes up a lot of space. Demos can be over 1GB in size and you can't fit any demo on the 64MB unit. You'll run out of memory extremely fast.

      The only real benefit is that it is very small and the colours match that of the 360 as well as the other accessories. However, the hard drive looks better as it clips onto the top and has a chrome edge. Setting up is extremely easy. All you are required to do is insert the unit into one of the slots at the front of the console and after making a profile, you're good to go. Very easy.

      Overall, this isn't worth the price even though it's the cheapest memory. The 20GB is really the minimum you should have as you can't fully enjoy Xbox Live without it.

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      12.09.2008 18:31

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      Try buying a hard drive instead, but memory units are good for taking gamercards to friends' houses.

      The Xbox 360 Memory Unit serves as a useful tool for taking your game saves and Gamercard with you wherever you go. The small memory card fits into one of the slots in front of the Xbox 360 console, and it is then registered as a new storage device immediately. Any game saves can then be automatically saved to your Memory Unit. If you have files that you wish to move onto your Unit then it is very simple and quick to do so. The file you wish to add to your Memory Unit simply has to be moved from the Hard Drive via the Memory menu on the Xbox 360 Dashboard, a process that is very easy indeed. From there it can be moved back to your own console whenever you wish it to be.

      Whilst this is handy for moving your files around, it definately isn't recommended as a permanent storage solution, simply because of the small size. Notably, the 64MB Unit actually on has 51MB of free space due to the system items that are already saved on the Unit and can't be deleted. Anyone that is hoping to download games, extra content, videos or movies from the marketplace would do much better to purchase a Hard Drive instead.

      As for the pricing of the product, it is quite overpriced as you can purchase a Memory Unit with 512MB for only a few more pounds, which would probably be much better for people . For people which want a permanent storage solution, and with a little extra money, you will also be able to get a pre-owned Hard Drive with 12GB of storage for about £50 or less and those with even more to spend could get 120GB hard drives for around £100. I therefore wouldn't recommened that you buy this specific storage device, unless you are on a budget, or if you just want a device to transport gamesaves.

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      25.08.2008 20:39
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      Reasonable

      The Xbox 360 64 megabytes memory card is a storage device for the Microsoft Xbox 360 console.

      If you have bought a core Xbox System you will need to purchase either a hard drive or one of these.

      Making this memory card work with your Xbox is very simple, just plug it in up to one of the memory card sockets and you are good to go.

      You will have enough room to save some of your games, but if you have a lot of games you should get at least the 256 MB memory card.

      If you do not get a hard drive you will not be able to download some of the things that are available on Xbox live, mainly the demos.

      If you are not connected to Xbox live then this is OK for you.

      You can get this memory card for about £15.00 which is an OK price but I would not recommend it unless you have a core system and no connection to the Internet.

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      10.08.2008 00:05
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      a small but sometimes useful memory unit for xbox 360

      If you purchase the xbox arcade console then you will get one of these 64mb memory units free with the console. However if you opt to go for either the premium console or the elite console you will get the main hard drive for free and will have less need for these. These small memory units are both advantageous as they are small and compact and suitable for certain tings. However they are on the other hand quite pathetic compared to the 20gb or 120gb hard drives which are also available on the market. I currently own both a 20gb hard drive and one of these 64mb memory units as well.


      What is it?:
      This is a 64mb memory unit for use in xbox 360 consoles - all of them whether they are the arcade or the elite. It is white to fit in with the typical colour of the console. It simply slots into a little slot which is appropriately labeled on the front of the console. You just push open the flap and push the memory unit inside the console until it stops and it will of course stick out from the console.
      It is also very small and sleek and is probably similar size to a credit card - though of course a bit thicker. I think it looks really cool and is great and compact.

      Benefits:
      This memory unit being of only 64mb can be used in the whole for storing game saves which of course can be very important and need to be saved and kept somewhere safe - and this is the perfect option. You can also store your xbox live account on here as well as putting some pictures and maybe some music on here. This will all of course be limited to 64mb. You can also download and save stuff from the xbox live marketplace, but again you will be limited to how much you can download.
      The unit being very small is great for carrying around with you and taking to a friend's house for example in order to take your game saves (and your games) to play round their house and not have to worry about losing any unlocked content or having to start the game all over again.

      Disadvantages:
      The fact that this is so small in storage size is not so much as a disadvantage but just something it lacks. Without as much space you are restricted to what you can put on it and use on your xbox 360. For example you will be unable to benefit from a lot of the features on the console.
      You will only be able to store a small amount of music and won't be able to put any films from your computer onto this unit.
      You won't be able to benefit from all the great stuff available to download from the xbox live marketplace such as arcade games and xbox originals which are great fun to play on your console - but of course will often take over 500mb of space. You will also be restricted as to downloading themes, gamer pictures and especially downloadable content. You may have the game needed and enough microsoft points but with no memory space you won't be able to get this content that could greatly improve your playing experience and add new levels and modes to some of your games, for example.
      Another potential problem is that it is very small, which although has its benefits, also means if taken out of the console it can be easily lost and prove rather difficult to fin compared to a large hard drive unit!

      Price:
      This memory unit costs £22.99 from play.com
      A rather expensive price when you are only getting a small amount of space.
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      I would personally suggest getting a hard drive for your xbox 360 in order to benefit from all that the console has to offer such as putting films and music on your console as well as getting all that the xbox marketplace has to offer such as arcade games, films, trailers, demos, originals, and so on. There is so much to download from the marketplace you don't want to miss out!

      - 512mb memory unit - £29.99 play.com (more space but similar problems)

      - 20gb hard drive - £64.99 play.com (just over twice as expensive as memory unit but with over a hundred times as much space)

      - 120gb hard drive - £71.99 play.com (obviously the best choice with masses of space and a small increase in price)

      I would possibly suggest getting one of these memory units (the 64mb or 512mb ones) even if you already own one of the hard drives as it is great for taking your game saves around with you to a friend's house. Particularly as it is nice and small compared to the large bulky hard drives which aren't really suitable for taking anywhere with you.


      Conclusion:
      Not a bad little product for storing game saves and taking a round with you. And it also looks quite sleek and stylish. Though I would personally suggest getting one of the large hard drive units in order to benefit from all the great stuff available to download from the xbox live marketplace as well as being able to store pictures, music and videos on here to use on your console. The small memory unit is rather expensive for its size.

      Hope this helps, thanks for reading!

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        20.06.2008 22:25
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        I personally wouldn't recommend buying this and rather, buy a larger storage device

        This memory unit is the absolute bare minimum you can have for the Xbox 360 console. You will be able to store some game saves and a profile... and that is basically it!

        If you have dished out a lot of money and don't have any type of storage and are really desperate to play your games, then you could get this but to be honest I think it's better to wait and buy the 20GB hard drive or at least a larger memory unit.

        The reason for this is because you will run out of memory extremely fast and won't have enough memory for basically everything off of the Xbox Live Marketplace.

        Apart from this, the memory unit is very small and looks nice, whilst matching colours with the Xbox 360 and the rest of the Xbox 360 accessories. In Addition, setting up the memory unit for use couldn't be any easier; simply insert it in the slot on the front of the console, make a profile and you're off.

        Also, this memory unit is very cheap which is an advantage but in the long run you'll save more money by buying a larger memory storage device for your Xbox 360 console.

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          13.03.2008 20:24
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          An overpriced basic storage device for your Xbox 360.

          The Xbox 360 64mb Memory Unit is a device that will act like a memory card, if you have an Xbox Core system you will need to get one of these if you want to save your game data.

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          The Xbox 360 memory unit is styled much like the other Xbox 360 devices and console, so have no worries it will fit right in with all your equipment! The unit itself is quite small and is quite stylish, it is an Xbox white colour and on the end it is silver and has 64MB written on it, I suppose to match the tray of an Xbox premium unit which is slightly silly as the unit will mainly be used by people with Xbox Core systems!

          Included with the memory unit is a transparent plastic case which you can use to protect the memory unit from damage and prevent dust from entering it. It is nothing special but it will hold your memory unit well, a nice bonus. You also get some stickers which you can stick onto your memory unit, then write on it so you will know what game saves or data you have, which is quite handy as you wouldn't want to write on the unit itself!

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          Installing the memory unit is extremely simply, simply plug it in to the front of your Xbox 360 console in either the memory unit A or B port, it will then be detected and ready for use. You can use the memory unit to store your Gamer profile which is used to access the Xbox Live service, I use this feature most as it allows me to easily transport my gamer profile with me when I'm visiting someone with an Xbox 360, the advantage of this is I will be able to access all my purchased content on another Xbox. I could bring my hard drive with me but that is big and bulky, the advantage of the memory unit is that it is small.

          Being small in another area is this memory units flaw, it has a measly 64mb of space available which is enough for a few game saves but some games like The Orange Box take up 10mb per save so you may only be able to save a few titles to your memory unit. If you like the Xbox Live Arcade service you will be disappointed as you will only be able to purchase the older games, that is because there was a limit on the size of Xbox Live Arcade games of 50mb enabling people with memory units to download them. Newer games have a 150mb limit so therefore won't fit on your memory unit. If you want demos, trailers and movies this device is definitely not for you.

          Price & Conclusion
          If you are a very casual gamer and only own a few Xbox 360 titles and are not interested in Xbox Live content this memory unit should suffice for you. If you like to take your profile with you to access your content from other places this device is great and I recommend it highly, for everyone else either go with the new 512mb Memory Unit or better yet purchase one of the Hard Drives which offer much more storage for the amount you pay. It's a pity Microsoft don't allow you to use a basic flash drive as a memory unit as they are much cheaper for what you get, the 64mb Memory unit will cost you a whopping £20 a flash drive of the same cost will be at least 2GB. I managed to snag mine off eBay for £10 which I felt was reasonable, but I definitely would have passed this up if I had to pay full price. 3/5

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          Take your saved games and Xbox Live settings wherever you go with 64MB of storage.