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Seagate has a flash early Xmas present for Xbox gamers

External drive doubles console capacity and loads titles faster

By Chris Mellor, 31 Oct 2016

Seagate has produced an external 512GB flash drive for capacity-strapped Xbox One gamers.

This Xbox-branded half TB is said to be enough for 15 titles and hooks up to the console with a USB 3.0 cable, meaning no separate power cord.

It's claimed to load games and their contents faster than a similarly connected external disk drive.

By modern SSD standards 500GB is nothing much but an ordinary Xbox One has around the same capacity so it represents a doubling.

Seagate isn't revealing any actual performance numbers, such as read and write IOPS or bandwidth. Nor do we know what kind of flash is inside the natty-looking matte grey and green-striped box.

The SSD will retail at around $200 in the US and be available on Amazon in November.


Seagate's Game Drive for Xbox One

Merry Christmas, gamers. ®

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