Seagate and Microsoft have a long history when it comes to Xbox. The company has produced storage options as far back as the original console, as well as for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
It’s new offering, however, may be the best yet. Game Drive for Xbox Game Pass provides up to 4TB of extra storage and a free subscription to Game Pass. It will also match the styling of the new Xbox One S console, with a classy white finish.
For those unfamiliar, Xbox Game Pass is a game $9.99 p/m subscription service that gives access to over 100 games. It’s similar to Playstation Now, but the games can be downloaded rather than streamed.
That decision means you can play without a connection or on unreliable broadband, but it also means they’ll take up a lot of data. The highest available hard drive option for Xbox One S is 2TB, which isn’t a lot when some games are 60GB+.
Seagate Game Drive for Game Pass Options
As a result, Seagate isn’t going small with its offering. You can either get a 2TB or 4TB Game Drive, and your pick will influence the benefits. The former will net you a one-month Game Pass subscription, while the latter gives two. You don’t need to enter a credit card for either.
The idea is that you can store pretty much every game in the Game Pass library simultaneously with the 4TB drive. The 2TB will obviously offer half of that, but its unlikely you’ll download everything anyway.
It also means you can take your drive to a friends house, log into your account on his Xbox, and play as usual. It will work on Xbox One, One S, or even 360 consoles. There’s also USB 3.0 support for faster transfers and load times.
Of course, it’s not particularly cheap, and there are competitors, though none offer Game Pass subscriptions yet. However, you get the advantage of a sleek, Xbox branded harddrive that you know will work perfectly.
You can get a 2TB or 4TB Game Drive for $89.99 and $129.99, respectively, from the Seagate site.