Seagate has a flash early Xmas present for Xbox gamers
External drive doubles console capacity and loads titles faster
Seagate has produced an external 512GB flash drive for capacity-strapped Xbox One gamers.
This Xbox-branded half TB is said to be enough for 15 titles and hooks up to the console with a USB 3.0 cable, meaning no separate power cord.
It's claimed to load games and their contents faster than a similarly connected external disk drive.
By modern SSD standards 500GB is nothing much but an ordinary Xbox One has around the same capacity so it represents a doubling.
Seagate isn't revealing any actual performance numbers, such as read and write IOPS or bandwidth. Nor do we know what kind of flash is inside the natty-looking matte grey and green-striped box.
The SSD will retail at around $200 in the US and be available on Amazon in November.
Seagate's Game Drive for Xbox One
Merry Christmas, gamers. ®