I was just reading over at joystiq that Major Nelson anounced a new dashboard coming for the 360. Included is the ability to install your games on the hard drive. The game disk will still be needed to authinticate that you own the game but it should reduce load times and wear and tear on the game disk itself.
The whole article (which ins't very long) is here:
Meaning, those of us who bought the 360 at the full price originally are being screwed again.
I can't install any games on my HDD. I have no room! Why? They gave me a ubersmall HDD!
Edit: Wait, I'm reading on the comments that there is an attachment where I can take a HD and attach it to the 360 through it. Anyone know anything about this? I'll order a cheap 100gig HD and attach it.
I've read that article before. That only allows you to add the hard drive to the xbox for playing media files or viewing pics. It doesn't add any additional storage capability to the xbox itself. You can use this adapter to transfer files between your pc and xbox to save space.
I would recommend just getting the bigger hard drive and transfer everything over. Keep in mind that xbox games are on a standard dual-layer dvd so the most than can fit on any one disk if they use it all is 8.4GB. I don't think there are anygames out there that use the whole disk.
an article at joystiq.com states that the new user experience willl be released on Nov 19th. Barring any issues I guess we'll see it then.
Also, it's been reported that the new experience will require 128MB of storage space. If your hard drive is near full or youdon't have a hard drive then you may want to consider some clean-up or a purchase. Here's the info:
One of the new features will be the ability to download your games to you hard drive. Here's a link to a site that has a chart for the time difference between running from thr hard drive or running from the DVD.