How to Easily Upgrade to Xbox One X, with Seagate Game Drive for Xbox

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The easiest way to upgrade to Xbox One X

The Xbox One X is here! One of the best gaming consoles is even better, now with faster processing, smoother gameplay, and bigger worlds to explore. When you dive into this amazing new console, and visit the Xbox One X upgrade page, you’ll find Seagate’s Game Drive for Xbox — Game Pass Special Edition, the only external portable hard drive designed exclusively for Xbox One, and a must-have accessory for the next generation of Xbox One X gaming.

When you use your Game Drive for Xbox, its plug-and-play setup gets you into the fray in seconds, and the compact size and no power cable means it’s perfect for your living room or to take to a friend’s house. Read on to learn how easy it is to transfer your games and play more more games on your Xbox One X.

Why hardcore console gamers want to upgrade to Xbox One X

Microsoft’s Xbox One X is on store shelves, and hardcore console gamers are ready for this upgrade. The new console brings 4K gaming to the Xbox! A new powerful graphics architecture delivers solid frame rates along with its higher resolutions for more true-to-life visuals, Microsoft has shown some games running 60 FPS playback in 4K (four times the detail of standard 1080P) — that’s a huge visual boost, and folks are calling it the most powerful console on the market.

Xbox One X packs a 2.3GHz 8-core AMD Jaguar CPU that’s 1.3x faster than the Xbox One, a 6 Teraflop AMD Radeon GPU packing in 40 compute units, and the new 12 GB GDDR5 unified memory — vastly more than Xbox One’s 32MB of cache and quad-channel DDR3 memory. The updated 1TB internal hard drive is expected to be up to 50 percent faster for faster boot times and shorter loading screen times.

The potent components in the Xbox One X are driving developers to deliver big improvements to new games. But even right now, jumping up from an Xbox One offers a real benefit when playing your existing games that can profit from 4K and higher frame rates.

How to transfer games and settings to your new Xbox One X

What do you do if you’ve already got your hands on your Xbox One X, and you’re ready right now to try out its latest 4K games? You can save time by transferring your content and settings to your new Xbox One X with ease, so you can get back to playing faster.

Transferring all of your games and saves to the shiny new console doesn’t need to be a pain. Microsoft says the best way to move all your games to the new console is to attach the Seagate Xbox Game Drive. It makes it easy to simply transfer all your games onto the drive, along with all your existing game settings, and then just plug the Game Drive into your Xbox One X — your games will be ready to play immediately.

Xbox made the process easy. If you’re upgrading from an Xbox One or Xbox One S, and you’ve downloaded the Xbox Fall Update, you’ll see a new call-to-action on your home screen: “Get Ready for Xbox One X.” Follow that link to back up your settings onto your Seagate Game Drive for Xbox. You can also download enhanced patches for your existing games that can be updated for 4K.

“We’ve made it easier than ever to move and copy your games from your internal drive to your external device with storage transfer — just select your games and go,” Microsoft said in an announcement. “You’ll also now be able to back up your settings to your external device on your old console, then, when you get your new Xbox One X, you’ll just plug it in and start it up. The console detects your settings and instantly knows who you are and what your old console’s settings were. This makes your Xbox One X truly yours from the start.”

Watch Xbox’s video below to see the simple process:

Why you want Game Drive for Xbox with your new Xbox One X

The Seagate Game Drive is also your perfect capacity expansion — so you won’t have to pick and choose which games to download and play because of limited by hard drive space. Naturally, Xbox’s new ultra-HD games are growing ever larger in size. Example: Forza 7, enhanced for Xbox One X, takes about 100GB installed. So you’ll want easy access to lots more capacity, on top of your Xbox’s onboard 1TB hard drive.

So even if you don’t need to transfer files from an earlier Xbox, you’ll want lots of extra space for the beautiful new and enhanced games Xbox One X supports. (See below for an amazing list of improved games available already.)

Albert Penello, Microsoft’s senior director for Xbox Console Marketing, recommends the external drive for users growing their game library with new bigger 4K games, and adding patches to existing games making them about a third larger than the 1080p assets.

“I do encourage the external hard drive as something we’ve supported from the get-go,” he told Game Informer. “We’ve found that even when we had internal hard drive swap ability like on Xbox 360, that people don’t really like to crack open their consoles. Having external hard drive support… is a great way to get a ton of storage.”

Are you ready for 4K gaming?

Stunning 4K is coming to your console with the Xbox One X, giving you a visual experience unlike any other platform. This means that game sizes are getting larger, so extra space to store your games is a must. Gear up with a Seagate Game Drive for Xbox. With 2TB and 4TB drives, you won’t need to delete old games to download new ones, so you can spend less time loading and more time playing!

See the list of Xbox One X enhanced games below:

Xbox One X Bigger is Better 100GB

Over 150 “Xbox One X Enhanced” games have been announced, with more to come.

Still figuring out what gaming benefits you get when you upgrade right now?, here’s a complete list (as of press time) updates have been released for a range of games, to take advantage of the console. These are all the games available as of November 7, with specific enhancements.

  • ARK: Survival Evolved (1440p at 30 FPS or 1080p at 60 FPS, HDR)
  • Assault Android Cactus (4K)
  • Assassin’s Creed for Xbox 360
  • Assassin’s Creed Origins (4K, HDR)
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  • Call of Duty: WWII (4K, HDR)
  • Conan Exiles
  • Crossout (4K)
  • Danger Zone (4K)
  • Dead Rising 4 (HDR)
  • Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition (4K)
  • Dishonored 2 (4K)
  • Dishonored: Death of the Outsider (4K)
  • Disneyland Adventures (4K, HDR)
  • EA Sports FIFA 18 (4K, HDR)
  • EA Sports Madden NFL 18 (4K, HDR)
  • EA Sports NBA Live 18 (4K)
  • Elite Dangerous (4K)
  • F1 2017 (4K, HDR)
  • Fallout 3 for Xbox 360
  • Farming Simulator 17 (4K)
  • Final Fantasy XV (4K, HDR)
  • Forza Motorsport 7 (4K, HDR)
  • Gears of War 3 for Xbox 360
  • Gears of War 4 (4K, HDR)
  • GRIDD: retroenhanced
  • Halo 3 for Xbox 360
  • Halo 5: Guardians (4K)
  • Halo Wars 2 (4K, HDR)
  • Hitman (4K, HDR)
  • Injustice 2 (4K, HDR)
  • Killer Instinct (4K)
  • Mafia III (4K, HDR)
  • Mantis Burn Racing (4K, HDR)
  • Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of War (4K, HDR)
  • Mirrors Edge for Xbox 360
  • Morphite (4K)
  • Need For Speed: Payback
  • Outlast 2 (4K)
  • Paladins (4K)
  • Path of Exile (4K)
  • Portal Knights (4K)
  • Project CARS 2 (HDR)
  • Quantum Break
  • Real Farm
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider (4K , HDR)
  • Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure (4K, HDR)
  • Skate 3 for Xbox 360
  • Slime Rancher (4K, HDR)
  • SMITE (4K)
  • Sonic Forces
  • Super Lucky’s Tale (4K)
  • Super Night Riders (4K)
  • Tacoma (4K)
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion for Xbox 360
  • The Evil Within 2 (4K, HDR)
  • The Surge (HDR)
  • Thumper (4K)
  • Titanfall 2 (4K)
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  • Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide (4K)
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (4K, HDR)
  • World of Tanks (4K, HDR)
  • WRC 7 FIA World Rally Championship (4K)
  • Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection (4K, HDR)

About the Author:

John Paulsen
John Paulsen is a "Data for Good" advocate, with nearly 20 years in the data storage industry. He's helped launch a plethora of industry-firsts including HAMR technology, 10K-rpm and 15K-rpm hard drives, drives designed specifically for video and for gaming, Serial ATA drives, fluid dynamic HDD motors, 60TB SSDs, Mach.2 multi-actuator technology and more.