MS says it's 'automatic'.
The Xbox One doesn't allow its owners to view just how much useable storage space is available on the 500GB hard drive. Microsoft explains why...
The first reviews of the Xbox One are in, and they have confirmed that the console doesn't allow to view just how much useable storage space is available in its 500GB hard drive, as it lacks a proper storage management system.
As you may know, this is a feature that's available on the Xbox 360, and Sony's PlayStation 4 also has a way to view how much free space is left on its also 500GB hard drive.
According to Eurogamer review of the console:
When site NeoWin contacted Microsoft to ask why the console lacks a traditional storage viewing or management features, a company representative responded the following:
There's also no word yet on just how much of the 500GB HDD is actually useable out of the box (without game and/or app installs).
So, there you have it.
The Xbox One launches this Friday in America and Europe.
NEWS SOURCE #1: Xbox One lacks proper storage management Microsoft says it is automatic (via) NeoWin
NEWS SOURCE #2: DigitalFoundry Xobx One hardware test (via) EuroGamer
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