In recent months, both Sony and Microsoft have released new versions of their consoles with larger 1TB hard drives. Owners of older models with less storage - or folks for whom 1TB still isn't enough - can expand the available storage space on their consoles with external hard drives, and today, the Xbox One got a new and exclusive option.
Microsoft's Larry Hryb - better known as Major Nelson - highlighted the launch of the new Seagate Game Drive, "designed exclusively for Xbox One or Xbox 360". The drive offers 2TB of storage, and its small form factor features a unique Xbox-green fascia, with embossed Xbox and Seagate logos. As the Major explains:
...The plug-and-play functionality gives you instant power up. It’s small enough to slip into your pocket or backpack and doesn’t need a separate power cord. The Xbox automatically detects your drive and walks you through a hassle-free setup process that will have your drive game-ready in minutes.
Curiously, neither Seagate nor Microsoft have said when the new drive will be available, but they did reveal that it will be priced at $109.99 when it goes on sale at Amazon, Gamestop and other major retailers.
Given that you can pick up a 2TB external hard drive for around 80 or 90 bucks these days, that price might seem a little steep, especially when you consider that Seagate hasn't hinted at any real advantage to owning the Game Drive over a regular 2TB external HDD.