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Seagate Game Drive For Xbox Review

Seagate Game Drive For Xbox Review

Over the current generation of consoles, and the last, we saw a shift. In days gone by our games were on disc (or cartridge) and ran from there. Now we download, or install and for those who have a large collection hard drive space begins to be an issue. Todays review product looks to solve that issue, this is our Seagate Game Drive For Xbox Review.

Seagate Game Drive For Xbox Review – The Product


The Xbox version of the Game Drive arrives in a box which very much goes with the Xbox colour scheme. We get a reasonable chunk of info about the drive across the various sides and can see the product through a window, suspended in plastic. Bundled with the drive is some product documentation and a USB 3.0 cable.

The drive capacity is 2Tb which Seagate note will store an average of 50 or so games on the 360. In terms of dimensions it is 117x80x14.8mm and it weighs 0.17kg. The casing is plastic and the top surface green with an Xbox logo. Above that logo is a slot and when powered on a white LED shines through to show the drive is working. Flipping the drive over we find that the base and sides are matt black and that there is a single USB 3.0 port on the back. No power cable is required, this drive runs over USB only.

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Seagate Game Drive For Xbox Review – Setup and Software

The Game Drive is compatible with Xbox One and Xbox 360. Setup is simple, plug in the drive and you are given two options 1) Game storage or 2) Media. For the second option the drive is ready to go out of the box but for Game storage the Xbox will reformat/configure the drive again (essentially to make it impossible to pirate games etc) and by doing so assigns it to your Live ID. This means we can take the drive to our friends and access our library of games if we sign in on their console with our ID.

The drive is also fully compatible with Windows out of the box and should we have any issue with it that means we can run the Seagate SeaTools application to identify/solve any problems.


Seagate Game Drive For Xbox Review – Conclusion

As far as the build quality of the drive goes, we have no complaints. Inside there is of course a Seagate mechanical drive, a 2.5″ model just like we would find in a laptop. We’ve had great experiences with Seagate products as far as reliability goes so that should be fine here. The design is decent, minimalist and the green matches Xbox branding well.


As far as performance goes, the USB 3.0 interface allows the drive to perform at its maximum potential, roughly 130MB/s read and write which is the expected range for a drive of this type. The setup couldn’t be easier, just plug in and select what we want to use the drive for and done. The drive also runs silent and cool which is a nice bonus, as is its ability to power from the USB rather than needing a 2nd power cable.

Summary: Does exactly what it sets out to do. Sturdy, looks good and performs well. Plenty of extra storage for your Xbox with minimal fuss.

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Stuart Davidson

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