Seagate is introducing a new 512GB external hard drive solution for Xbox One gamers, with an emphasis on faster booting and loading.

With games taking up 30-50GB on average, Xbox gamers are often making the hard decision on which games to delete and re-install on a regular basis, and as games continuously increase in size, the only option for gamers is to invest in an external solution, as the limited console HDD space isn’t the best.

In addition, the reliance on flash memory, as touted by Seagate, will improve the gaming experience by allowing games to get into the action quicker. The Seagate Game Drive “reduces waiting at welcome screens and enables quicker transitions between levels in top titles like Forza Horizon 3 and Gears of War 4.”

The Seagate Game Drive for Xbox SSD will be available in November for an MSRP of $199.99 at Amazon, GameStop and other retailers.

Press Release Below:


Seagate Enhances Gaming Experience With New Game Drive For Xbox SSD

CUPERTINO, CALIF.– Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX), a world leader in storage solutions, today announced the new Game Drive for Xbox SSD, offering elite gamers fast boot and load performance. Designed exclusively for Xbox, it’s an ultra-portable way to store this holiday season’s most popular AAA titles.

The Seagate® Game Drive for Xbox SSD uses flash storage to improve the gaming experience. Helping gamers get into the action quicker, the Seagate Game Drive reduces waiting at welcome screens and enables quicker transitions between levels in top titles like Forza Horizon 3 and Gears of War 4.

With limited console internal drive capacity and game install sizes continuing to increase, users are looking for ways to expand storage. With 512GB of capacity, the Seagate Game Drive lets gamers store approximately 15 of their favorite titles1 and downloadable content. Users can archive less frequently played games on their console and keep a huge library of games at their fingertips on the Seagate Game Drive.

Seagate Game Drive features easy setup and install in seconds. The sleek and stylish aluminum enclosure also complements the Xbox ecosystem. Its compact size and no power cable make it perfect for bringing to a friend’s house2.

Seagate Game Drive for Xbox SSD joins the company’s highly successful HDD version debuted at Gamescom 2015. That model is available in 2TB and 4TB capacities and can store approximately 50 or 100 games respectively.

Pricing and Availability:
The Seagate Game Drive for Xbox SSD will retail for an MSRP of $199.99 USD and will be available in November at Amazon, GameStop and other consumer electronics retailers.

About Seagate:
Seagate creates space for the human experience by innovating how data is stored, shared and used. Learn more at www.seagate.com. Follow Seagate on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Spiceworks, YouTube and subscribe to our blog.

©2016 Seagate Technology LLC. All rights reserved. Seagate, Seagate Technology and the Seagate logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Seagate reserves the right to change, without notice, product offerings or specifications. When referring to drive capacity, one terabyte, or TB, equals one thousand billion bytes. Your computer’s operating system may use a different standard of measurement and report a lower capacity. In addition, some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and will not be available for data storage.

1 Average game size is 35–50GB. Quantitative usage examples are for illustrative purposes.
2 Requires Xbox Live login from original game owner.


 

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