A new Seagate Game Drive SSD has been announced exclusively for the Xbox One S and the Xbox One X. This is an external drive that uses USB 3.0 and the speeds are such that you won’t be able to tell that this is an external drive. This is indeed an SSD, so you can expect faster load times, as well as read and write speeds
The Seagate Game Drive SSD is certified by Xbox and has the same branding and color to go with your Xbox theme accessories. Other than that, it is portable and you can easily take it with you if you choose to do so. The Seagate Game Drive SSD is available in 2TB, 1TB, and 500GB capacities.
The Seagate Game Drive SSD is small enough to fit into your pocket and does not require external power. All you need to do is plug it in and you are good to go. The setup time is pretty quick too and it takes about 2 minutes to get the drive up and running. According to Jeff Fochtman, vice president of marketing for Seagate Technology:
The quality of production and in-game environment for today’s game titles is off the charts. 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
If you are someone that is always on the move, needs to switch between consoles or needs the expanded storage option then the Seagate Game Drive SSD is something worth looking into. This is an SSD so it is not cheap even though prices of storage has been dropping. The 500 GB version will cost you $150, the 1 TB version will cost you $300 and the 2 TB model will set you back $600.
While $600 might seem like a lot of money, keeping in mind that you already have 500 GB of internal storage, an additional 1 TB should be plenty to last you a long time. Games might be getting bigger but a total of 1.5 TB should be plenty for your games library.