The calendar says April 6, and that means, as promised, your Xbox 360 consoles now have a little upgrade waiting for you: the ability to save data to removable USB memory drives.

While Microsoft's own first-party USB sticks, due next month, are pricey, it's important to remember that you don't need to use them. You can use any flash drive, so long as you're aware that the maximum amount of data moved or stored is 16GB on any one device.

So go on, have a play around, get those all-important Mass Effect saves off your Xbox 360's over-priced hard disk and put them somewhere a little safer. Let us know how you find it!