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A 2T Western digital is probably cheaper than these third party peripherals.
Huge ripoff.. All benefits of managing data are handled with any HDD.. I paid $90 for a 3tb Seagate (nice sale admittedly)
90 doubloons? Now that is a bargain
didn't somebody make one that fit right onto the side of the x1 and looked like part of it? I cant seem to find it now...
Here you go...it also adds usb ports https://www.amazon.com/gp/a...
Thats pretty awesome.
And it looks great.... Really recommend it.
1TB? I've got a 3TB extension and it's half full.
You should problably look for one thats 7200 rpms... I got two XB1's right next to each other and I got a 7200 rps external HD for one and the other XB1 has the internal HD and loading times for Neverwinter are reduced significaly on the external HD.
This is what I was thinking about but it just the enclosure , but still pretty cool looking... http://www.amazon.com/Colle...
Lol....I didn't look far enough down the page. +bub for answering your own Q
yeah , I saw this shortly AFTER i bought a 1 tb passport hd for my x1.....still may get one though as it makes the usb's a lot easier to get to...
thats pretty slick actually... i like that.. plus you can ensure you put a good quality drive in there.. the only downside is the 2.5" drive.. thatll limit (i think.. never know whats come out)you to a 5400rpm drive which will be a bit of a hit vs a 7200 3.5" desktop drive..
By the end of this console generation i think we are all going to have paid a fortune on Hard Drives. It's like the old days when PS2 memory cards cost a lot of money before they eventually went down, the only difference is that i can't see 1TB Hard Drives going down in price, ever.
i dunno... my x1 is sitting at 3.5tb right now, maybe 20% used... but i also have plenty of games ive beaten and wont play again on there that can be deleted at any time... i dont expect to have to spend any more (bout $100 with taxes for the 3tb) this gen and im like 90% digital.. the big benefit to this vs. older memory cards is this is a nice shiny 7200rpm usb3 HDD that can also be repurposed for media on my PC should that day ever come..
The deals in Hard Drives are buying bigger capacity, not buying 1TB over and over again. you can get some pretty decent deals on 3TB and 4TB at times...pretty much for the price of buying two 1TB.
Although I suppose a 1TB drive isn't too annoying to recover from, buying very large disks for XO that aren't in USB RAID enclosures is a devastating failure waiting to happen that will require weeks or months of reinstalling to recover from with 1.5TB+ of data. I suppose most people aren't tech savvy enough to realize how often hard disks fail. Fortunately, SSDs are getting good enough that it could be practical not to RAID those (for systems that aren't vital, RAID 0 is even practical with SSDs, such as Samsungs... they appear as if they'll last based on torture tests); however, if SSDs do fail, they often just brick without any warning signs that allow copying data off before failure, as hard disks sometimes do. I think those with enough money to spare should stop listening to these reviews of single disk add-ons for XO... only buy USB RAID enclosures, if you're serious about storing TBs of games. Also, it is much better to RAID 1 mirror... performance can be faster with RAID 5\10\Etc.; however, for reliability, mirroring is best because most RAID 1 devices allow each disk to work as it normally would as a single disk, thus you can take disks out of a mirrored enclosure, connect them to a USB adapter, and plug either into XO... that allows for failover in case the enclosure stops working. Although XO's support of USB RAID is a great option, I hope Microsoft supports a backup drive in coming updates... that could be less complicated than an enclosure. You can expect spinning disk failures, after a few years, when you've accumulated over 2TB of games. Also, Seagates are terrible, and the drive in this review is probably a Seagate (since it is hybrid)... WD or HGST is likely best, and if you do have a WD drive go bad, NEVER think you'll do better with Seagate, and ignore that some Seagates are fast... Seagate drives can be fast, though they're less reliable, and their Enterprise drives aren't any better for reliability, IMO. Those tight on money really don't have that much to fear from a disk failure on XO... important data, such as saves, is stored in the cloud; however, I see people posting about getting 3-4TB drives for XO and think what a PITA that would be to re-install. Just FYI for those that might want to setup more reliably.
Thank you for such a detailed description. However, if fortunate to live in an area with 50mbs cable and no caps such as I then downloading again is not an issue. Several full games per hour and over night it would be done. I've not spent enough time learning about raid yet to follow what you said but I will eventually. I learned to build a gaming pc but haven't tackled raid yet. I have my important data, family pics and video on Microsofts unlimited free cloud so I'm ok without raid now.
not to dismiss anything you said.. but.. "I suppose most people aren't tech savvy enough to realize how often hard disks fail." in a home environment? not very often. ive yet to lose a HDD in my home in 25 years and ive had plenty (4 atm including a 5 yr old nas).. work is another story but they get hit 24/7/365 and even then its not a regular occurrence.
I think you're lucky. I've worked with many hundreds of disks over the years, and I don't find them reliable, especially Seagate. I also think it is a bad idea to give people that impression. When I read this article, it corroborated exactly what I've found true, http://www.extremetech.com/... Just FYI, and good luck.
Well yeah.. Its in my experience.. Anything mechanical will give out with use.. And that article states problems with the testing and mentions problems in enterprise setups with multiple drives increasing vibration etc.. But anyways.. Nothing you said is wrong.. But home environments are quite different to enterprise and drives tend to hold up much better
I haven't tried these, though the disks that come with these are good (WD Red), http://www.amazon.com/Book-... Keep in mind, 4TB means 2TB mirrored... 8TB means 4TB mirrored, etc. Edit: I just now thought to double check searching for Xbox in the Amazon comments for this product, Super Awesome!!!!!!!! ByHappyG.on March 13, 2015 Capacity: 12 TBVerified Purchase Works Perfectly with my Xbox One Console!! 12 TB of External Hard Drive is just what I need!! Thanks "Western Digital"!!!!!!! great for xbox one ByHifiJunkieon April 11, 2015 Capacity: 8 TBVerified Purchase Fantastic device used for Xbox one external storage. Plug and play and faster than internal storage. If you have the extra money and want to avoid a PITA from drive failure, a mirrored enclosure such as these are a much better way to go to avoid downtime and prevent re-install hassles. Also, please post if you know whether or not XO can boot fully only from the 8GB internal flash and external drive, with the internal hard disk failed... I've not read of anyone testing that yet, though it would be a big plus if XO could still work after the internal spinning disk fails, without the need to repair by just using the internal flash and an external drive. http://www.redgamingtech.co...
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