So you have an Xbox but your running low on space right? Well rather than going through and deleting all your precious games you might want to think about buying yourself an external USB hard drive but the problem is with so many to choose from which one do you choose?
Our Seagate Game Drive review takes a look at the 2TB HDD version of the company’s line up which is finished in a glorious xbox green.
The Seagate Game Drive for Xbox has the following features and specifications:
- High-speed USB 3.0 connectivity
- USB 2.0 compatible
- 512GB SSD or 2TB HDD storage (4TB also available)
- Easy plug-and-play setup
- 1 year limited warranty
- HDD: up to 140MB/s
- SSD: up to 440MB/s
- 2TB HDD: 117mm x 80mm x 14.8mm
- 4TB HDD: 117mm x 80mm x 20.8mm
- 512GB SSD: 113.5mm x 76mm x 9.6mm
WHAT’S IN THE BOX
- Seagate Game Drive for Xbox
- 18″ USB 3.0 cable
- Quick start guide
- Warranty guide
Design-wise, you’re paying a little extra for the Xbox logo and a Xbox-green shell. The HDD sits inside the casing, and sports a standard USB 3.0 interface but the big difference is this does not require a power source which makes things so much easier.
The Seagate Game Drive for Xbox couldn’t be easier to use. Simply plug in the Game Drive to an available USB port. Once plugged in, the Xbox One will detect it and ask if you want to use it for media or games & apps. Of course, you’ll choose to format it for games & apps after which you’ll be able to give the hard drive a name and decide if you want to install new apps and games on the external drive by default.
Copying or moving games from the internal drive to an external drive is as easy as going into your Games & Apps tile, selecting a game, pressing the menu button on your controller, and selecting manage game. From there you can select if you want to move or copy it, and to what destination.
The Game Drive feels solid in the hand and you can tell its really well made
One of the best features of having your games on an external hard drive is the ability to unplug the drive, take it with you, plug it into a friend’s Xbox One, and have all your games ready to go. Once plugged in, if the Xbox is on, you’ll have to wait a few minutes before you see a message indicating that your external storage device is ready to use.
External hard drives are a must for Xbox gamers these days with so many AAA titles taking up huge space on your consoles hard drive The Seagate Game Drives for Xbox offer a few excellent options and value for money you cannot beat it. Im sure with Black Friday this week you may even get the price down so keep an eye out you will never look back afterall everyone needs storage at some point down the line.