Justifying An Xbox 360 Hard drive?
I'll make this short and to the point.
I finally learned that Xbox Live Silver is free. I went through the entire account creation process and now have a one month Gold trial as well.
Immediately I noticed something wrong - I didn't have a hard drive, as when the system was bought there didn't seem to be a reason to bother with it. Well this came as a surprise, as somehow I thought "MU" was the hard drive, laugh here if you need to, and thus learned that I couldn't download demos or Fallout 3 Anchorage.
After looking around a bit more, I was even more surprised to notice just how little was actually on the Marketplace; and not to mention the fact that 360 games can't be downloaded.
My first question is as such: Is there a logical reason the hard drives start at 60GB, and the nearest memory card is 512MB, when the entire collection of currently available data (not counting demos) could easily fit onto that hard drive and barely give the user need to worry about running out of room?
Secondly: Is there any good reason why someone like me, who could just easily download the demos onto a computer instead, and already own or have played the "Xbox Original" games, to ever consider buying a hard drive?