Published on August 5th, 2015 | by Deejay Knight, Editor/Founder
Seagate Announces 2TB Game Drive for Xbox
Things are heating up in Cologne, DE, as the news from Gamescom 2015 keeps flowing out at a fantastic clip. The latest bit of news is that Seagate has announced the Game Drive for Xbox — a portable 2TB USB 3.0 drive for the Xbox One that’s been officially licensed by Microsoft.
Those of us who have had the Xbox One since launch may be a bit frustrated with the 500GB HDD size — I’ve had to remove games on a fairly decent clip, myself. It might not help that new bundles get announced with new drive sizes regularly nowadays (I’m looking at you, 1TB Halo 5: Guardians Bundle), so it’s nice to see these sorts of devices targeted at us early adopters.
The tech-savvy among us may have already upgraded with a portable USB 3.0 HDD for our consoles, which apparently loads faster than the internal drive, but those of us that haven’t have a new option to upgrade ourselves to 2.5TB of game space goodness. It works seamlessly with both the Xbox One and Xbox 360, so you can have it ready to upgrade if you still haven’t made the plunge to the current generation.
It’s not perfectly competitively priced to compete with other USB 3.0 drives, but it’s definitely within $15-20 MSRP of many of the alternatives. You don’t get the Xbox color scheme or “Designed for Xbox” logo on any of those, though. Add in the fact that it’ll be on sale at Gamestop, and there won’t be any issue getting hands on one.