The Xbox One has allowed gamers to add external hard drives to their 500GB (and newer 1TB) consoles in order to increase the storage available on their systems. With digital versions of games hitting upwards of 50GB per game, storage space on the Xbox One can be depleted rather quickly.
Until now, users have had to rely on third party solutions, I myself am using an old 1TB drive I scavenged from a laptop and it seems to work just fine. However, Xbox has teamed up with Seagate to finally offer an official expansion drive – the Game Drive for Xbox. Offering 2TB of additional storage space and a USB 3.0 connection, the drive will be available soon and cost $109.99 which is on par with other external drives of similar sizes.
“With all of the new and amazing titles expected for this holiday season and a ton more games coming in the future, Xbox gamers will need even more storage and portability,” said Matt Kesselring, business development manager for Microsoft’s designed for Xbox partner program. “Microsoft is privileged to be working with Seagate as our trusted partner for this important designed for Xbox peripheral.”
Not only does the Xbox branded drive allow you to backup and play games from it, it installs easily and is pretty much plug and play. An added feature is the ability to take your drive with you to a friend’s house and play from your selection of games from another Xbox One console.
“This exciting new collaboration with Microsoft Xbox is an important milestone for Seagate that will help us to reach a new audience, which has an insatiable appetite for storage,” said Jeff Fochtman, senior director of product marketing for Seagate. “There was a clearly defined need in this market for additional plug-and-play storage and Seagate is happy to be able to provide the solution.”
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