Seagate speeding up your Xbox with SSD Game Drive for Xbox

Seagate have just announced a new SSD for the Xbox One. Despite the console offering some impressive hardware specs, there are times where it feels slow and upgrading the...

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Seagate have just announced a new SSD for the Xbox One. Despite the console offering some impressive hardware specs, there are times where it feels slow and upgrading the drive is certainly your best chance at speeding things up.

The Seagate Game Drive for Xbox SSD uses flash storage to improve the gaming experience. It’ll help your games load faster, allowing you to get into the action quicker and also reduces waiting at welcome screens and enables quicker transitions between levels in top titles like Forza Horizon 3 and Gears of War 4.

The drive has average read/write speeds of 440MB/s vs around 140MB/s for a regular 2.5-in. USB 3.0 portable HDD. Unfortunately there’s now way to know for sure at this point how many seconds and how important each second saved is to you as a gamer.

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 favourite 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.

The installation takes just seconds and the drive itself is a pretty nice looking design with a sleek aluminum enclosure. Its compact size and no power cable make it perfect for bringing to a friend’s house.

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 is now available at JB Hi-Fi with an MSRP of $329.

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