Seagate's Xbox One 2TB Hard Drive Laughs at 50GB Game Installs

By Gerald Lynch on at

Right, let's not beat around the bush here. Seagate's new 2TB "Game Drive" hard drive for the Xbox One does nothing special that any other old USB 3.0 external hard drive can't already do. But, if you're a stickler for keeping your gaming accessories to a single visual theme, the Game Drive certainly looks the part.

Revealed at this week's Gamescom conference, the Game Drive has a green top case with a black body, complementing the usual Xbox colour scheme. With an embossed Xbox logo on the top, it could easily pass as a first-party Microsoft item.

With mandatory console game installs coming in sizes as big as 50GB these days, and with the Xbox One only available in 500GB and 1TB storage capacities, the Seagate drive has enough space for tens of titles to fit on it. Plug-and-play USB 3.0, just hook it up to the console and you're good to go.

It really comes down to price then. Seagate's drive will set you back £95.99 in the UK (a bit miserly considering it's $99.99 in the States). With RRPs of similar 2TB hard drives hovering around the £80 mark, that's not too bad if you insist on a fancy-looking drive next to your console. However, if you're not fussed about the design, and are ready to hunt down a deal, a standard 2TB USB 3.0 drive can be easily bagged for £60. You pays your monies, you makes your choice. [Seagate]