Robert Workman is a journalist and avid video game lover who’s been working in the industry for years. He’s covered games across a number of sites, most recently as a full-time writer for WWG.com.
Game memory is a lot bigger issue than you may think these days. After all, most default game consoles come with about 500GB of hard drive space, and considering that a lot of the AAA games on the market take anywhere from 20GB to 60GB, that can add up rather quickly.
If you’re an Xbox One fan, well, you don’t have too much choice in default hard drives that come with the system, as the biggest one offered right now is the 2TB drive that comes with the Gears of War 4 Xbox One S model – and that’s if you have around $400 lying around.
So what’s a gamer to do? Well, the Seagate Game Drive for Xbox goes a long way in solving those problems. After all, the Xbox One has been supporting external hard drives for ages (one of its better suits), and this thing feels like one of the best accessories you can use. There are a few reasons for this.
One, I like the space. The drive is available in sizes anywhere from 2TB to 4TB, and right away, that doubles your hard drive space (or even triples) and enables you to store more games. I currently have 300 games saved on my drive at the moment, with 1.5TB of space to spare for future titles that will be added to my game library.
Secondly, it’s easy to use. I plugged the drive right into the system, and with a few simple steps, it became configured for use with Xbox One. And you can boot up games rather easily with this attached, as if they were playing out of the game console itself.
But, really, what I enjoy the most is the color of the hard drive. While most of them come in a default black, this one is bright green. While it may be a bit hard to compete in contrast to the more custom game systems (like the red Xbox One S Gears of War 4 console — unless of course you’ve grabbed Seagate’s special edition), it still manages to capture that Xbox flavor when it comes to design. Plus, it’s sleek and easy to move out of the way.
Seagate really hit a home run with this model hard drive, and I can’t get enough of it. Who knows, I may even pick up the 4TB model next time, if I run out of space…