New Seagate Game Drive for Xbox SSD boosts gaming performance based on flash storage



Storage company Seagate Technology announced Monday new Game Drive for Xbox SSD, offering elite gamers fast boot and load performance. Designed exclusively for Xbox, it’s an ultra-portable way to store this holiday season’s most popular AAA titles.

The Seagate Game Drive for Xbox SSD uses flash storage to improve the gaming experience. Helping gamers get into the action quicker, the Seagate Game Drive reduces waiting at welcome screens and enables quicker transitions between levels in titles including Forza Horizon 3 and Gears of War 4.

The Seagate Game Drive for Xbox SSD will retail for an MSRP of $199.99 USD, and will be available in November at Amazon, GameStop and other consumer electronics retailers.

Seagate Game Drive features easy setup and install in seconds. The sleek and stylish aluminum enclosure also complements the Xbox ecosystem. Its compact size and no power cable make it perfect for bringing to a friend’s house2.

Seagate Game Drive for Xbox SSD joins the company’s highly successful HDD version debuted at Gamescom 2015. That model is available in 2TB and 4TB capacities and can store approximately 50 or 100 games respectively.

With limited console internal drive capacity and game install sizes continuing to increase, users are looking for ways to expand storage. With 512GB of capacity, the Seagate Game Drive lets gamers store about 15 of their favorite titles and downloadable content.

Users can archive less frequently played games on their console and keep a huge library of games at their fingertips on the Seagate Game Drive.

Last week, Seagate launched its Seagate Enterprise Performance 15K HDD v6 that features capacities up to 900GB, while optimizing mission critical workloads by delivering high data performance (up to 315MB/s sustained transfer rate), enabling enterprise and cloud customers to move critical data where it’s needed fast to ensure smooth and seamless connected experiences for business, organization and consumer users. This helps to reduce total cost of ownership through high reliability, security and easy data center integration.

The Enterprise Performance 15K HDD is a high-capacity, 2.5-inch small form factor drive designed for data center efficiency requiring minimum operating power in a dense server environment.

Utilizing Seagate’s FastFormat feature, it is available in both a 512 native and a single advanced format (512e and 4Kn) model that supports current and future systems. The drive provides the ability to address more workloads with less complexity. It also provides robust drive-level data security and data integrity while the drive is at rest, recording or retired, as well as proven quality and field reliability, protecting from data loss and unneeded expense.

Supported by demonstrated technologies and Seagate’s proven reliability and quality commitment, the new Enterprise Performance 15K HDD family delivers enterprise-class specifications such as 2 million hours MTBF (mean time between failures) and a low annualized failure rate of 0.44 percent. It will be available worldwide this quarter.

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