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Seagate's new hard drive is built specifically for Xbox

Seagate's new hard drive is bu...
The Game Drive is designed to make it as easy as possible to upgrade your Xbox One or Xbox 360 storage
The Game Drive is designed to make it as easy as possible to upgrade your Xbox One or Xbox 360 storage
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It'll even look at home next to the system, sporting the green and black brand colors and Xbox logo
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It'll even look at home next to the system, sporting the green and black brand colors and Xbox logo
The Game Drive is designed to make it as easy as possible to upgrade your Xbox One or Xbox 360 storage
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The Game Drive is designed to make it as easy as possible to upgrade your Xbox One or Xbox 360 storage
The Game Drive for Xbox is a 2 TB hard drive designed in partnership with Microsoft, designed to make it as easy as possible to expand the console's storage
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The Game Drive for Xbox is a 2 TB hard drive designed in partnership with Microsoft, designed to make it as easy as possible to expand the console's storage

If you're anything like us, you'll find yourself regularly having to delete games from your Xbox One's hard drive in order to make room for new titles. Seagate's latest product, known as the Game Drive, is designed to combat the issue, providing an extra 2 TB of space in a compact, purpose-built package.

When the Xbox One launched back in 2013, it came with 500 GB of internal storage. That might sound like a fair bit, but many modern AAA games take as much as 30 or 40 GB a piece. The company released a more expansive 1 TB model earlier this year, but the issue remains for anyone that had already picked up the older system.

That's where Seagate's latest announcement comes in. The Game Drive for Xbox is a 2 TB hard drive designed in partnership with Microsoft, aimed at making it as easy as possible to expand the console's storage. It connects to the console via USB 3.0 (it works with the Xbox 360 as well as the Xbox One), and is designed for easy plug-and-play use. There's no power supply required, so you can easily throw it in a bag and take your game data with you to a friend's house.

The Game Drive for Xbox is a 2 TB hard drive designed in partnership with Microsoft, designed to make it as easy as possible to expand the console's storage
The Game Drive for Xbox is a 2 TB hard drive designed in partnership with Microsoft, designed to make it as easy as possible to expand the console's storage

Of course, you can connect other hard drives to the Xbox One, but this is the first time we've seen one built in partnership with Microsoft. It'll even look at home next to the system, sporting the green and black brand colors and Xbox logo.

Now might also be a good time to think about upping your Xbox One's storage capacity, with the company announcing yesterday that it plans to bring DVR for over-the-air TV to the system in 2016.

The Seagate Game Drive for Xbox will ship later this month for US$110.

Sources: Seagate, Major Nelson

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Deadpan
And it costs ~10 dollars more than a 3TB model that isn't "designed" for the Xbone.