TTZ: Is this 2 TB Seagate-Microsoft collaboration worth the asking price?
not worth it...but not a bad marketing move by MS.
How is it not a bad marketing move when its not worth it???.... Owell its basically taking advantage of the uninformed :P
"its basically taking advantage of the uninformed" From the article: "Is Microsoft really insulting our intelligence?" It's MICRO$OFT ffs! How is this even surprising??
@Insomnia_84 This is no different then car manufacturers that sell "official" car parts to consumers. Some people want the "official" stuff because it is tested more thoroughly and supported by the manufacturer as configured. Other people know they can get the same thing cheaper and are willing to pay less knowing it hasn't been tested as much in this configuration and is not supported by the manufacturer. There is nothing wrong with that... Other than the dumbass consumers that fall for it.
er.."not worth it" but still a good marketing move! Right so getting screwed is fine as long as it good marketing by the screwer of choice... Perhaps if the console is better designed so that a new version would allow users to upgrade the hard disk themselves (as on the PS4) would be a even better marketing move, but I guess that would not allow Microsft to make money off the uninformed or the inexperienced.
At least it is only an option and my $60 2t WD passport drive is working fine the way it is with my XB1
Correct. It is an option. M$ knows that people can get it cheaper. This is for others who may be confused and need an option provided by M$. Some people are like that. They like to stay with the brand and would pay a bit more for that comfort. I would, of course, would op for a better value in the market.
Very true. The only real accessories that I don't get other brand for of course are the controllers. Lucky those memory cards from the PS2 era are long gone as those I could never fully trust third party brand except for the more expensive Sony official memory card. Lol
I think you hit the nail on the head. If it's officially licensed people will know it works with their console. Even though there may be cheaper options, they won't have to bother with researching what's compatible.
I paid 130 for a WD 4 Terabyte. Great speed, oh so much room! No swapping drives, just plug it in and enjoy USB 3.0 speed!
I got a 3Tb hooked up to my xb1. I love no longer having to worry about what to install and what to remove. I just download everything, it's very convenient.
another bad idea seems like Sony and Microsoft are just making bad investments this past week. sony with its projector and Microsoft with this overpriced hard drive. microsoft is banking on having this in retailers right next to the console. how many times do you go to walmart/target or another major retailer and have harddrives right next to a gaming console section? i think bestbuy might be the only store usually you have to go a few aisles over to find it. now casual gamers will see this thing in side the game glass case or accessories rack and will buy it just for being conveniently there rather than look for it
So what's that got to do with you then? Are you Consumer Supersaverman out to save the casual gamers day? It's called choices there bub. We all can shop around and if certain people are impulse buyers, how does that affect your life?
I think MS just licensed the hdd, meaning Seagate put up all the money for manufacturing and MS just sits back and collects royalties on whatever sells. Sony, though, must have had to put some big money into that projector. I think it's gonna do about as well as their PS branded 3d tv. :/
wow you seem awfully salty about my point of view. but nope just my point of view but why not help casual gamers heres a deal going live sunday bestbuy samsung 40 inch 1080p led tv with xobxone price for both 499
No thanx on that "deal", pass.
Salty old me would rather talk about games than trying to save Gretchen gamer a couple bucks.
No. Why? Because any off the shelf USB 3.0 external HDD will work as along as it's above 256GB of memory. So this would be a waste of money.... I guess unless you don't care and like the design, but it wont net you any better performance.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp... I bought this yesterday, i dont see why having it in green would make it any better.
I have 2 XB1 consoles and I play with my wife Neverwinter and I bought an external but I bought the big kind... i figuered it would have to be one of the big ones because the console is constatly reading off the device... and i got its 7200 rpms and the difference is about 3 - 5 seconds of loading screens. The XB1 that is loading off the 7200 external is significally faster.
Just a thought, but are not most Officially branded accessories always more expensive?
Why is it green? The Xbox One isn't green. I would rather have one that matches the console.
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