Seagate Game Drive for Xbox SSD review: Is premium speed worth a premium price?

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Seagate makes a range of Xbox-branded storage drives designed to expand your console’s capacity. Its latest is an SSD boasting far-higher speeds than available within your console, but it comes with a price tag to match.

Seagate and Microsoft have worked together extensively building Xbox-branded storage drives for the console. You can use any USB-based storage device with Xbox One, but the Seagate drives often come with designs that more closely match the console, complete with Xbox branding and often some additional perks.

The new Seagate Game Drive solid-state drives (SSDs) closely match the design conventions of the Xbox One X and tout speed as a signature selling point. Xbox One X games are crammed with 4K assets, with games like Red Dead Redemption 2 and Gears of War 4 pushing 100GB installation sizes.

The SSD comes in 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB flavors, and includes three months of Xbox Game Pass to sweeten the deal. However, they start at a beefy $140, running all the way up to $600 for the 2TB model, which is more expensive than the console.

So just how speedy is it? And does it shave enough time off those load speeds to be worth the price tag? Let’s take a look.

Source: Windows

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