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Seagate - Game Drive Hub for Xbox Officially Licensed 8TB External USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive - White-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 147 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Looks great next to my xbox one S

    Posted
    eggsNbacon
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    This is a great product. When you plug this into your xbox there is really no formatting. Your xbox will ask you if you want to use it for media or games. I chose games and it was ready in like a minute. It will also ask you if you want all future games to be downloaded on the HD. I then went to my games and moved them to the HD. (You have to do this to each game and you cant group them which would have been easier). What I really like about this is that it turns on and off automatically when the xbox is on but the HD will stay on when downloading games while the xbox is off. So I'll download games late at night and turn the xbox off and HD will still be on then turn itself off after all has been downloaded. I also bought the 2 year warranty from best buy just in case since there has been complaints about the seagate drives. It does have a plug for power supply so it does not run off USB power. It's also not that light. Buy a 2tb drive to run around to friends houses. Get this and you'll love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An Oustanding Choice

    Posted
    StevenK
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    After nearly filling my Xbox1X original 1TB HDD in less than a year I knew it was time to get some additional storage. I was looking for something with a lot of available storage space; that was quick and easy to hook-up and get going; and a dependable brand. All those things came together in this Seagate 8TB external. The capacity should last me the entire lifetime of my X1X. Connection and set-up couldn't be simpler - just connect the included cables answer one on-screen question, whether you want to use it for games or for other data storage, and it's ready to go. And the Seagate brand is one that I've come to trust over the years. During actual use this external is completely transparent. I can't tell any difference in game-play between games loaded on the original drive and those that are stored on the Seagate. No lag, no down time, no drop in frame rate. Everything considered this was the best possible solution for me, and I'm confident it will work well for you too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good External HD - Requires external power

    Posted
    Grlsmkbtrninjas
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    So far this hard drive works well. I love that it also adds the extra USB ports! Very slick looking and efficient. However, a big part of why I got this one was because it said it was a portable hard drive (and that it has a plug-and-play design) which implies that it doesn’t require an external power source and derives its power from the device itself. In the stats it said the USB cord but did not list a power cord. This was obviously a Best Buy issue. As a standard external hard drive this is worth the money that I spent on this Deal of the Day. At its standard Best Buy price, it would be better to get elsewhere.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Looks Cool and is VERY Practical

    Posted
    Fabian
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    So I’ve bought a handful of different external hard drivers but this one so far has been the best choice. Sure you can cheap out and buy multiple smaller hard drives but then you have the issue of maybe not knowing which games are on which hard drive and unless you buy some kind of USB extender, that actually is compatible with your Xbox, then this will be your best choice. And the only reason I’m giving it 4 stars is because there is a non-XBox branded version of it that is usually $10 less.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Amazing drive but misleading list of power supply

    Posted
    Gamer85
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    Seagate drives are great drives in my experience but this one is described as portable which normally means it is powered by the usb connection to your device with no extra power cable needed. In the description it lists power source as USB but that's not true!! It requires the same power supply as the 8TB desktop Seagate drive with only a color scheme difference for the extra $70+ same RPM same 8TB with a white case instead of gloss black. If you have the extra cash and want to match your drive with your Xbox One S then go for it but if you want true portability then you'll have to wait.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good drive. Misleading description.

    Posted
    Gamer85
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    The Seagate hard drive is at the top of my list of best drives out there. I own several already they are great. This drive would've received a 5* review if it hadn't listed it's power source as USB and was classified as a PORTABLE drive. This isn't true. It's power supply is a 110 outlet like every other stationary/desktop drive I've come across so it is Not Portable for those of you waiting for a drive this size that powers itself from the device(not a power outlet) as a true portable drive does you will have to keep waiting. Still a good drive just listed wrong power source in description.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Xbox One Addition

    Posted
    djnavy734
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    I purchased this hard drive to increase the base 1TB drive. Installation was a breeze and it formatted with no hassle. I have had no storage issues with this drive but I have noticed one minor flaw. If you leave the Xbox in the "instant-on" mode, the drive will remain powered and spinning even if the Xbox is powered down. I'm concerned with long term health of the drive so I have opted out of that Xbox feature. Other than that it's great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Buy on sale

    Posted
    Jacob
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    If you can find it on sale, this is the best drive to buy. Otherwise, buy whatevers cheaper. It does have to be plugged in, i.e. it doesnt power via USB. The auto xbox format is nice but not necessary. And it only comes in white. Either way, it's an 8tb harddrive with a good brand name. If you need this much space for your xbox one, especially an xbox one s, it's fantastic. Otherwise, it's still an 8tb harddrive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    a bit bulky

    Posted
    Omar
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    This does what it says it does. Allows you to store many games if your console hard drive is full. however it is bulky & is about the size of an xbox one s. I purchased this because it was on sale. If its on sale and you need this much storage space then you should get it. However if you want something smaller that takes up less space, your better off buying 2 portable 4tb hard drives.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy setup and works great!

    Posted
    Chris
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    I was quickly running out of room on my external drive and needed an upgrade. I reviewed many options, and found this among the best reviewed. The item quickly arrived and I was able to set it up in minutes. I've had no issues and was easily able to move my existing content to the new drive. Definitely recommend to any and all looking for an upgrade!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great value

    Posted
    TTed
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    Bought this for xbox usage. Speed is good, no operational issues, Wish color choices were different, all black would have been my choice color. Also noticed HD chunks (noise) when in operation on a hard surface. Found I had to layer a foam pad under it to get it to quieten down.Would give 5 stars accept for color options and noise.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Didn't Think It Was Possible...

    Posted
    MrAlwaysBestBuy
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    I caught this jewel on sale as one the "Deal Of The Day" items. My son is now able to STOP deleting and reinstalling his games over and over. I can't imagine how frustrating that must have been for him. He has zero games on disk now which keeps my mind at ease knowing they will not be scratched and ruined. This is a must have piece of gaming equipment. VERY PLEASED!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Seagate Game Drive Hub for X-Box 8TB

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    paulstang68
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    I never thought that I would need more space for games. I figured I had enough with 1TB on my X-Box One S console. Well I was I so wrong! I had to erase some games from my X-Box, that is until I got this external hard drive with a whopping 8TB of storage! Get this Seagate Game Drive Hub for X-Box cause you will need it and it's on sale too!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great opened up storage for my xbox

    Posted
    Dragonflyjones
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    With games like rdr2 (which is massive) COD (with all the add ons) and the games my kids download (fortnite, minecraft, etc) this is a godsend. I hate to take games off even if I dont play them because I hate the dl times. You can set it up so it dl automatically to the external HD and keep playing with no issues

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Retail Barracuda drives Inside

    Posted
    zaphrodbox
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    Inside these are retail Barracuda Compute Drives. They are decently fast and great price when on sale. Just make sure you run CHKDSK on the drive when you first get it to make sure there are no bad sectors from shipping. An 8TB HDD is as fragile as glass and can easily get platters messed up from almost any impact/shock.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    DOES NOT WORK

    Posted
    Dissartisfied
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    Will not allow games to download, if they download, they will not play. Caused me to take back an X-Box One X to the Microsoft store and exchange for a new one. I should have been exchanging this external drive. I will be returning it to the store. I would not and cannot recommend this product at this time.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Wouldn’t recommend for a heavy gamer

    Posted
    Jkeeezy
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    It seems to overheat sometimes even when not in use. I’m babying it and only using bout 2 TB I haven’t had any major issues yet but read a lot of bad reviews online and a friend of mine had his completely fail on him so fingers crossed. Buy the warantee no matter what!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really great hard drive

    Posted
    LostInBlackHills
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    I decided to try this 8TB hard drive from Seagate that was made for Windows and Xbox One S/X but I am sure it would work on PS4 also. Worked right out of the box on my Xbox One X. Transferred my files from a 4 TB drive, after which I installed it in a new Cytron PC from Best Buy I got for Christmas.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great buy!!!

    Posted
    BiggPoppaSigma
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    I had to grab it!!! When I saw this, I had to get it for my sons. Their Xbox was moving so slow because their memory was almost filled. Now with 8TB that will hold almost 200 games was a no brainer. Now the Xbox loads faster and they are happier. More important I can rest. Great buy!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Game Drive Hub for Xbox O

    Posted
    KaliNiner
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    My son loves the fact that he don't have to keep switching he's xbox1 dics . So easy ,insert dics, download, save and eject dics boom done put dics away and never use it. Parents word of advice by this for your kids or yourself it's great investment.

    I would recommend this to a friend