Xbox One

Xbox One now supports a variety of hard drives

  • Xbox One is the eighth generation video console which has been developed by Microsoft. Xbox One was announced by Microsoft in May 2013. Xbox One is the successor of Xbox 360 from the Xbox family. The Xbox One got released in Australia and Europe in November 2013. The Xbox One got released in Japan, China in September 2014. Microsoft has tried marketing the whole Xbox One console as a total home entertainment setup. Xbox One is basedon the x86 architecture,and it also features an AMD APU. The console has been made compatible with all the cloud computing,and it also supports streaming services like Mixer and Twitch.

    The Xbox One console by Microsoft can also play Blue Ray disc and stream movies in 4K resolution. Microsoft also designed a new controller for the Xbox One. It is quite different from the Xbox 360 controller. The Microsoft Xbox One controller is quite premium and gives a better gaming experience. The Microsoft Xbox one is the biggest competitor of the Play Station 4 from Sony right now in the market. Microsoft has upgraded the Xbox One and made a few minor changes and launched the Xbox One S in August 2016.

    Storage is an important factor when you are a regular console gamer. The Xbox one comes in a 500 GB model and a 1 TB model. If the storage is getting full or you want to upgrade your storage, then you need to look properly before you make a purchase.

    List of best external hard drives for the Xbox one that will suit your needs

    • Seagate Game Drive

    Available in 512 GB, 2 TB, 4TB Solid State drive or an 8TB Hub

    Sequential Speed: 115-125 MB/s Hard Disk drive

    400-430 MB/s Solid State drive

    150-180 MB/s Hub

    • WD My Book

    Available in 3TB, 4TB, 6TB, 8TB

    Sequential Speed: 160-170 MB/s

    • Seagate Backup Plus Slim

    Available in 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, 5TB

    Sequential Speed: 115-120 MB/s

    • Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Slim

    Available in 1TB, 2TB

    Sequential Speed: 120-135 MB/s

    • Silicon Power Rugged Armor A60

    Available in 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB, 5TB

    Sequential Speed: 115-120 MB/s

    • Seagate Expansion

    Available in 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB

    Sequential Speed: 115-125 MB/s

    • Toshiba Canvio Connect II

    Available in 500 GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB

    Sequential Speed: 110-120 MB/s

    • WD My Passport

    Available in 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB

    Sequential Speed: 100-110 MB/s

    • Samsung T3 Solid State Drive

    Available in 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, 2TB

    Sequential Speed: 410-450 MB/s

    The fastest hard drive for the Xbox One

    These were the list of hard drives that are very well compatible with the Xbox One Console. Gamer or users can use any of the hard drives wishing on what brand they are looking for and how much money they are willing to speed and also on how much storage do they need for their console. The buyer should always look for the best deal available in the market where they will get the maximum storage for the best price of their product. However, the best deal sometimes will not get you what you are looking for. If the data transfer speed is going to be a matter for you because this will be reflecting on your game loading time.

    A benchmark test was done on all the hard drives listed above for the Xbox One,and the Samsung T3 Solid State drive was the fasted hard drive which was compatible with the Xbox One. The result of the benchmark test is as follows

    1. Samsung T3 Solid State Drive
    2. Seagate Game Drive Hub
    3. Western Digital My Book
    4. Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Slim
    5. Seagate Expansion
    6. Seagate Backup Plus Slim
    7. Toshiba Canvio Connect II
    8. Silicon Power Rugged Armor A60
    9. Western Digital My Passport

    Seagate Game Drive Series for Xbox One

    The claim from Seagate is that this hard drive will up your gaming experience. With this hard drive, there will never be a Game Over ever. This hard drive is specifically designed for the Xbox users,and this is probably the only hard drive in the market exclusively designed for Microsoft Xbox.

    Pros of having a Seagate Game Drive Series for Xbox

    • It has up to 4TB of storage capacity which will help thegame to store more than 100 games at a single time.
    • The whole plug and play setup with the hard drive makes it so much convenient for the gamers.
    • It does not need a power source and is compact and can be plugged out and taken to a friend’s home.

    The best thing about the Xbox Game drive by Seagate is that it comes with an Xbox Game Pass. Xbox Game Pass is a must-have gaming subscription for the Xbox which has almost 100+ games.

    The 2 Tb game drives comes with a free one-month subscription to the Xbox Game Pass

    The 4 Tb game drives come with a free two-month subscription to the Xbox Game Pass

    Game Drives Compatible with Microsoft Xbox

    There are a lot of hard drives for the Xbox One console on the market right now, but before buying a hard drive, it is important what the buyer is looking for in the hard drive. Different hard drives are for different uses and finding the right hard drive for the buyer is important. With everything in mind best external hard drive for Xbox one right now which will serve almost all the needed functions is the Seagate Game Drive which is designed specifically for Xbox users.

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