Development and HistoryEdit
The Hard Drive: Is The Xbox Really a Console?Edit
To answer that question, let's take a look to the Xbox. Since it is endorsed by Microsoft, it is safe to assume it bears the traits of most hardware designed for Windows. ReactOS and Linux will run on an Xbox, but running a true-blue version of Windows on the Xbox has yet to be achieved.
Given the console's specs, it's a very close cousin of a PC. So the idea is tempting to pursue, after all, the Xbox is priced quite low, and is essentually a budget PC. The answer to this question is: Yes, it is a console, just souped-up on PC parts.
USB Ports ExplanationEdit
The Xbox has 4 USB 1.1 using a Non-Standard Connector on the front of the console, cleverly disguised as four controller ports. In Essense, each controller acts like a USB Hub, with a Maximum of three connections (One for the Main Port, and one for each Memory Port).
The only difference between this USB Sub-Specification and the Mainstream PC one is the inclusion of a fifth wire, used only on the Xbox Controller.