Seagate introduces new Xbox branded 512GB SSD Game Drive

As Seagate points out, the Game Drive could be used to archive the games that aren't played very often, meaning you won't need to leave it plugged in all the time. That prompted Seagate to introduce the Game Drive, an external hard drive optimized for the Xbox One.

Seagate does not disclose whether the Game Drive for Xbox SSD uses TLC or MLC NAND flash, or which controller is in play so, we can not make any assumptions regarding endurance of the product.

The drive is black with iconic green trim, as well as the Xbox logo stamped in white; the enclosure is made from aluminum.

It's not a lot of space, especially considering games are becoming increasingly larger, but this is for the most dedicated gamers who are looking for a secondary drive that's centered on performance over capacity. Its compact size and no power cable make it ideal for bringing to a friend's house. Seagate previously launched a 2-terabyte and 4-terabyte external hard drive for the Xbox One in 2015.

Seagate says the SSD should hold around 15 games along with each game's associated downloadable content.

The selling of the Xbox One SSD hard drive will begin later on in the month, starting the retail price at $199. This way, users can connect a second drive, while still utilizing the internal drive too. It also provides robust drive-level data security and data integrity while the drive is at rest, recording or retired, as well as proven quality and field reliability, protecting from data loss and unneeded expense.

This isn't the first time Seagate is releasing drives specifically for consoles. It will be available worldwide this quarter.



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