AnandTech has opened an Xbox 360 and photographed all the innards. Pretty interesting for tech heads who don’t want to take apart their own console. The first shot also shows the truly gigantic power supply.
I found the casing for the HDD most interesting. It’s like they designed it just so it’s easier to replace should something go wrong.
Also - the power supply is huge.
It reminds me of the show “Allo Allo”, where the resistance acquired their new compact radio, well except for the huge batteries that were required to run it. :)
It’s actually designed to be portable for the consumer and allows for MS to sell the core unit sans hard drive while giving customers the option to buy the HDD later if they choose (for $100).
Yeah, they think people will take the HD with them to a friend’s house, etc. I’m not sure how much that will actually happen, but it’s a possibility.
Hey, does Perfect Dark Zero provide for System Link? I hope they haven’t dropped that. Halo/Halo 2 on System Link with the original Xbox was absolutely the best multiplayer FPS I’ve ever played.
Could you swap out that HDD for a WD Raptor drive?
It reminds me of the show “Allo Allo”, where the resistance acquired their new compact radio, well except for the huge batteries that were required to run it. :)[/quote]
I vaguely remember the gestapo agents who always walked with synchronized limps from that show. Good villains. Videogames need more villains with synchronized evil limps.
I really think Microsoft dropped the ball on the huge power supply. They really should have actually shaped it like the first Xbox.
Xbox power supply Lol huge?
No, it’s a 2.5" laptop HDD.
Also, who cares how large the power supply is? It sits on the floor somewhere.
Says someone who has never had to deal with voltage. Anyone who puts a power supply inside of the case containing the chips these days is mad. Witness shuttle, mini-mac, dell, etc.
The silicon barrier has been hit people.
I haven’t weighed them to know for sure, but I believe the 360 power supply may actually weigh more than the Gamecube.
That sounds like an XPlay segment if I’ve ever heard of one!
I’m going to be really pissed if people are still making these stupid power supply jokes in 3 years. Do people really care how big the power supply is that sits behind a tv or entertainment center? The UPS is big that I plug all my computer stuff into too, but I haven’t looked at it in over a year, so I think it stopped bothering me pretty fast.
Have you seen the size of the power plant delivering electricity to my house? Honestly, I can’t believe I play video games at all, having to put up with that.
Gamecube’s power supply is quite big as well, granted it’s not as big as the 360’s but it’s taking less power.
Get used to large power supplies.