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Microsoft has begun pushing the latest Xbox 360 firmware update, allowing upgraded consoles to use any connected USB Mass Storage devices.

Up to 16GB of any connected drive can be assigned for the Xbox to use and allocating the storage to the console won't zap data already on the drive provided there's sufficient free space for the Xbox partition.

Xbox Live users will have to apply the update whether they want this feature or not - the new software is a mandatory installation, Microsoft said. ®

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