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Seagate's 2TB external Xbox One drive works like a charm

Destructoid:

"Yesterday, Microsoft announced its first official HDD for the Xbox One in the form of a Seagate 2TB external. Although most units around that storage capacity are priced at $80 or so, the $110 pricepoint isn't too bad, especially when you consider Microsoft's previous HDD price gouging efforts."

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ABizzel11198d ago

"Yesterday, Microsoft announced its first official HDD for the Xbox One in the form of a Seagate 2TB external. Although most units around that storage capacity are priced at $80 or so, the $110 pricepoint isn't too bad, especially when you consider Microsoft's previous HDD price gouging efforts."

That's really all you need to no, I just bought a 2TB USB 3.0 external for $60, and this thing cost $110, nearly 2x as much. Save your money, and buy elsewhere.

XBLSkull1197d ago (Edited 1197d ago )

I've owned dozens of hard drives over the years and from experience, the only ones that have ever gone bad on me were seagates, so I don't buy them anymore. Do yourselves a favor and get a portable western digital instead.

Save $25 too...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/pr...

Bigpappy1197d ago (Edited 1197d ago )

You need to know the specs of both before comparing the prices. I am sure we will be able to find cheaper drives with comparable or better performance for less. But we need more than " 2TB USB 3.0 external" to know if you got a better deal. We need things like: access time; spin speed; SDD or hybrid...

Keep in mind that some people will be buying these gaming systems, and be unsure of what types of drive they will need and find stuff like that super complicated. Now when they decide to pickup an Xone as a DVR, they would just grab the Xbox drive knowing it will work.

ABizzel11197d ago

Why? We already know through SEVERAL HDD comparisons that the difference in drive speed is negligible on consoles to the point where SSD's only offer 1 - 5 second speed boost over 5400 rpm drives, when they should be absolutely crushing those drives.

Eurogamer
"Indeed, the USB 3.0 connection clearly has enough bandwidth to accommodate fast drives such as SSDs and hybrid SSHD storage devices, although right now it's clear that games don't really benefit from a boost in speed as much as some PS3 games (such as Gran Turismo 5 or Rage) did in the past. Indeed, the overall conclusion we draw is that there's little point exploring exotic options like solid-state storage, hybrid drives or faster mechanical drives at this point in time. There's no real advantage to doing so, and no revelatory increase to game performance or any truly game-changing decreases to loading times. SSD offers some small loading time advantages but nothing really worth the exorbitant prices, while the performance uptick offered - in theory - by a faster mechanical drive, or a hybrid, mostly failed to materialise. Once again, improvements we did see in streaming-intensive titles just don't justify the additional cost of a solid state or hybrid solution."
http://www.eurogamer.net/ar...

As for the External I bought it's the exact same one XBLSkull posted above.

pivotplease1197d ago

Why not switch the internal for 2TB instead? Same result but less space.

TeamLeaptrade1197d ago

Yeah a bit too pricey. I guess the point of the HDD at this price is to say it is already updated and formatted to work for the Xbox One. But for that price I could just buy a 2TB HDD for much cheaper. Just have to make sure it's the kind of drive supported.

LifeInNZ1197d ago

I dont understand why its priced so high, its just a standard USB3.0 HDD.

Rookie_Monster1197d ago

Same with why official HDMI cables, memory cards cost more. It is part of how thsee things are marked up for official first party branded accessories.