I have a standard 500GB External HD, would I be able to plug that into this console, watch the videos I have on it and use it as a hard drive for Xbox stuff?
I'm really unsure about how the hard drive stuff works, 4GB doesn't sound like much at all, but it's cheaper so I was hoping I could just use my existing HD, plug it into the xbox and save myself some money.
No the hard drive has to be put into the machine via an opening on the side of the console. It sort of sits in a pinned slot. Ideally your better off getting the 250Gb, saves the hassle of finding a compatible hard drive.
You can use usb sticks but your limited to 16Gb. Again thats not a lot of storage so if you intend downloading games, installing games etc its not ideal.