Monday, June 18th 2018

Seagate Introduces New 2TB Game Drive SSD - Exclusively for Xbox

Seagate Technology plc, a world leader in data storage solutions, today announced the new Game Drive for Xbox SSD - a flash-speed SSD storage drive designed exclusively for Xbox One - delivering fast gaming performance and convenient portability. Available in 2TB, 1TB, and 500GB capacities, the pro-level flash SSD upgrade delivers fast game loading performance to get you into the game. The officially licensed Xbox drive offers branding elements that match the Xbox One X consoles and increases the console's storage capacity to make room for all of your games and downloadable add-ons.

"The quality of production and in-game environment for today's game titles is off the charts," said Jeff Fochtman, vice president of marketing for Seagate Technology. "Seagate's Game Drive for Xbox SSD offers gamers the extra capacity for their entire library and flash-speed performance so they can jump into their games without waiting on slow menus and load times."
Instantly recognized by your Xbox console and installed in under two minutes, Game Drive for Xbox SSD set-up is a snap and, with USB 3.0 speeds, games played from the drive will perform just as if they were playing from the console's internal hard drive. Additionally, Game Drive for Xbox SSD is small enough to slip into a pocket, does not need a separate power cord, and can store more than 501 downloaded games, downloadable add-ons, and achievements for continued gameplay on any generation of Xbox One console.

The new Game Drive for Xbox SSDs are available later this summer at retailers and online for an MSRP of $600 (2TB capacity), $300 (1TB capacity), and $150 (500GB capacity). Please visit our website for more details on Seagate's storage from gamers.
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8 Comments on Seagate Introduces New 2TB Game Drive SSD - Exclusively for Xbox

#1
TheLostSwede
Shouldn't a modern drive have USB-C rather than the clunky micro USB 3.0 connector?
Seagate always seems to be a step behind when it comes to technology outside of their spinning rust drives...
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#2
Gasaraki
Well USB-C would be nice but there's no need for them to put in an expensive USB-C controller on the enclosure of drive when the other end of that cable plugs in to a USB-A, which is just USB 3.0. They are at least using USB 3.0 micro so that's fine.
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#3
PowerPC
Just buy a normal 2TB SSD and a cheap SATA 6Gb/s to USB 3.0 converter cable. Save a couple hundred bucks.
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#4
dj-electric
This drive is as "Exclusive" as any other thing that Microsoft already has, and exists for PC
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#5
Caring1
TheLostSwede, post: 3857551, member: 3382"
Shouldn't a modern drive have USB-C rather than the clunky micro USB 3.0 connector?
Seagate always seems to be a step behind when it comes to technology outside of their spinning rust drives...
That connection appears to be a USB-B not Micro.
I've got a 500Gb drive with the same connector, I could paint it green and call it X-Box exclusive I suppose. :roll:
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#6
Prima.Vera
This era's marketing is like is made for retarded idiots...
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#7
therealmeep
Prima.Vera, post: 3857866, member: 98685"
This era's marketing is like is made for retarded idiots...
I guess selling to the idiots of the world works pretty damn well then. Honestly think any semi competent person would just strap an ssd into an enclosure and be off to the races, and those who really want to "tinker" (as much as you really can on XB1 at this point) would probably rip out the slow ass drive the box is built around and do a copy of the drive entirely to a new one (thinking fondly of dd in linux and probably overwriting the xbox drive accidentally)
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#8
Th3pwn3r
So...a drive that costs as much or more than the console. Now they're getting like PCs when a piece of the hardware costs more than the rest of the build.
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