Seagate is announcing today it is launching a 2-terabyte hard disk drive for the Microsoft Xbox One and Xbox 360 video game consoles.
Making the announcement at the Gamescom fan show in Cologne, Germany, Seagate said it has created the new storage device specifically in mind for Xbox gamers. The machine could easily store data for more than 50 games, considering that most game installs take up 35 gigabytes to 50 gigabytes these days.
Seagate made a strategic marketing relationship with Microsoft, in part because Microsoft controls what external disk drives can be connected to an Xbox One or Xbox 360.
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“With all of the new and amazing titles expected for this holiday season and a ton more games coming in the future, Xbox gamers will need even more storage and portability,” said Matt Kesselring, business development manager for Microsoft’s designed for Xbox partner program, in a statement. “Microsoft is privileged to be working with Seagate as our trusted partner for this important designed for Xbox peripheral.”
With the Seagate Game Drive for Xbox, you will no longer have to delete so many games from your console’s library. The disk uses a USB 3.0 connection, and it has a green top-case and black body, embossed with both the Xbox and Seagate logos.
“This exciting new collaboration with Microsoft Xbox is an important milestone for Seagate that will help us to reach a new audience which has an insatiable appetite for storage,” said Jeff Fochtman, senior director of product marketing for Seagate, in a statement. “There was a clearly defined need in this market for additional plug-and-play storage, and Seagate is happy to be able to provide the solution.”
The drive will retail for $110 at GamesStop, Best Buy, Amazon, and other consumer electronic retailers worldwide.
Above: Close-up of Seagate’s 2-terabyte hard drive for Xbox One and Xbox 360