External Hdd  Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com External Hdd  RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Seagate Unveils 2TB Game Drive for the PlayStation 4 https://www.gameskinny.com/9hodp/seagate-unveils-2tb-game-drive-for-the-playstation-4 https://www.gameskinny.com/9hodp/seagate-unveils-2tb-game-drive-for-the-playstation-4 Wed, 30 Jan 2019 15:48:59 -0500 QuintLyn

PlayStation 4 players in dire need of extra drive space, but who might be concerned about getting a drive that will easily work with the system, have something to look forward to. Yesterday, Sony and Seagate unveiled a 2TB external hard drive specifically for the PlayStation 4 system.

Title the Game Drive, the new HDD is optimized for use with the PS4 and is officially branded to go alongside the system.

Reportedly, the drive is easier to set up than other third-party solutions and uses a USB cable to connect to the system. It's lightweight and portable, and best of all will have enough space for approximately 50 average-sized games, freeing up some of the space on the PS4's internal drive.

For those concerned that playing games from an external drive will cause issues such as stuttering or delays, for example, Seagate promises there won't be any difference between it and the PlayStation 4's internal drive. So anyone using it will experience full-speed gaming. 

The compact design, coupled with the fact that the drive has been optimized to work with every model of PS4 running system update 4.50 or higher allows players to take the drive with them everywhere they go. Seagate Game Drive owners should note that they will need to be logged into their account on any system they elect to use the drive on since save files won't be transferrable to the drive. 

Price-wise, the Seagate Game Drive is a bit expensive compared to other 2TB external drives. A quick look at Amazon shows starting prices between $60 and $70, although some do skew higher. In comparison, the Seagate Game Drive will run $89.99 when it's made available sometime next week. 

It's worth noting that Sony just revealed that it will be expanding its cloud storage size to 100GB in February for PlayStation Plus subscribers.  

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Best Xbox One X Compatible External Hard Drives for Holiday 2017 https://www.gameskinny.com/62uln/best-xbox-one-x-compatible-external-hard-drives-for-holiday-2017 https://www.gameskinny.com/62uln/best-xbox-one-x-compatible-external-hard-drives-for-holiday-2017 Tue, 14 Nov 2017 09:00:01 -0500 Ty Arthur

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There are more games taking advantage of the improved graphical capabilities of the Xbox One X than you may realize, so all that storage space will be warranted. Of course, the big names like Gears Of War 4, Halo 5, and Forza 7 are in on the action, but there's plenty of other games you might not expect.

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From Minecraft (yep, somehow we can make the pixel blocks look more HD!) to Quantum Break to Zoo Tycoon, many titles are going to take up a whole lot of extra space on the X version of Microsoft's flagship console.

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Have you picked up an Xbox One X yet, and what size external hard drive do you plan on grabbing to increase your stage space?

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With the holiday season quickly approaching, expect to see many of these drives or their equivalents from other brands to go on deep discount. Be sure to let us know in the comments if you've found a better deal!

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Vecrotech 1TB SSD

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Price: $309.00
Buy it on: Amazon

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While we've focused on the traditional external HDDs, it's worth noting that external solid state drives are also compatible with the Xbox One X for those who prefer to stay on the cutting edge.

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The cost goes up significantly for less storage space, so what's the upside of an SSD over an HDD? Most notably is that these solid state drives are totally silent, adding absolutely no extra sound to your gaming area.

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They also offer much faster transfer speeds, but that's less relevant since you probably won't be frequently transferring data to and from different devices when using the drive as an Xbox storage location.

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While this 1TB option will set you back a pretty penny, the 512GB versions lower the price substantially, although obviously at the cost of reduced storage space.

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Seagate 8TB

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Price: $189.99
Buy it on: Amazon

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When money is no option and storage space is all you care about, the 8TB HDD options are where you should be looking. Although bulky and requiring an extra spot on your surge protector for its own power supply, its unlikely you will ever run of space with this much room, even if you have a massive Xbox One X game library. Be sure to jump on the Games With Gold program for two free games every month to fill up this massive drive!

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Seagate 4TB External Hard Drive

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Price: $97.00
Buy it on: Amazon

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These Seagate HDD options provide a vertical, elegant design to set next to your Xbox One X. The upside here is that the drive doesn't take up as much horizontal space as the oddly shaped, rectangular external HDDs with smaller storage capacities.

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For less than a hundred bucks, this is an excellent mid-range external option that ensures you won't be deleting games, while not hitting the bank as hard as with those 8TB behemoths. Of course, all the usual standbys like Toshiba and Western Digital have their own versions of these as well at differing price points, so you've got other options if you're considering this style of external hard drive. 

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Toshiba Canvio Basics 2TB

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Price: $74.00
Buy it on: Amazon

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Going for a sleek rounded, palm-of-the-hand look, Toshiba's offerings are a different form factor than the boxy rectangular Western Digital hard drives -- but they don't usually come in all the nifty color options.

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At slightly more than your 1TB drive, this external HDD may be the best "bang for your buck" option available right now for expanding your Xbox One X storage space.

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Between the 1TB onboard HDD of the console and the extra 2TB from the external drive, space won't be nearly as cramped. And it's unlikely you are going to hit capacity unless you are consistently buying the newest and biggest games every month.

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Western Digital 1TB External Hard Drive

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Price: $59.00
Buy it on: Amazon

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This is your basic starting point for adding extra storage space to your Xbox One X, and keeping you from deleting old games to make room for new ones. And while there are plenty of manufacturers out there with competing 1TB versions in different sizes, what's appealing about this particular line is that there's no external power required, and they come in cool colors.

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If that striking orange isn't your thing and doesn't match your decor, go ahead and pick dark red, blue, white, or the standard black to match the Xbox One X.

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These are also super affordable. They aren't much more expensive than your typical thumb drive but offer vastly increased storage capacity, effectively doubling the size of your Xbox One X storage space immediately. For less than $60, it's a worthwhile investment.

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The most powerful console in the world is here, finally providing true 4K gaming experiences to console players around the world -- well, if you've got a 4K TV, anyway. Unfortunately, for all that power packed under the hood, the Xbox One X only comes bundled with one hard drive option: 1TB. 

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While that might cut it for the casual gamer on a lesser system, it's a good bet you are going to burn through that terabyte before long if you plan on taking advantage of the HD updates for Xbox One X enhanced games. When required updates are taking up 80 gigs of space, a 1TB internal drive is going to fill to capacity in no time flat.

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Only having one hard drive option feels like an oversight on Microsoft's part, since all the previous Xbox One editions come with multiple drive configurations. Just like the original Xbox One and the updated Xbox One S, the revamped X still features two USB ports, though, so it's simple to add on an external hard drive for extra room.

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Any USB-enabled external hard drive will work, although you have to format the drive to work with the Xbox operating system and will lose any data that was previously stored on the HDD.

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Here, we're going to round up all the best external hard drives currently available to use with your Xbox One X, focusing on different models for budget-friendly options, as well as hard drives that offer the most storage space possible -- but at a premium price.

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PS4 to Support External HDD Soon https://www.gameskinny.com/44xev/ps4-to-support-external-hdd-soon https://www.gameskinny.com/44xev/ps4-to-support-external-hdd-soon Fri, 03 Feb 2017 14:09:12 -0500 Bryant Pereira

Sony is rolling out one of their biggest updates for the PS4 for beta testers tonight -- but did not say when it will be available to the public. System Update 4.50 will allow users to finally use an external hard drive to increase the storage capacity, a feature available on the Xbox One since its debut. The update also comes with more features like custom wallpapers, freedom to post on activity feeds, and 3D Blu-ray support for the PlayStation VR.

PS4 owners have always had the option of swapping their internal hard drive, but fans now have the option to just plug in a USB 3.0 HDD to increase the space on their system. The update is compatible with HDDs up to 8TB in size, and data can be moved back and forth seamlessly from the internal drive to the external.

Many PS4 games are well over 50GB in size, and in the past, owners would have to delete and redownload games as they play them. After putting it off for years, the long awaited feature to get around this is here.

Sony made sure to include some quality of life improvements with this update as well. The current clunky notification tab will be condensed into one simplified list. Notification preferences will be updated as well, giving the option to set which notifications actually pop up on screen. The menu that appears after holding the Playstation button, also known as the Quick Menu, is designed to take up less than half the game screen now. Party features like inviting friends and creating parties can be done through the Quick Menu without having to open a separate app.

System Update 4.50 also adds the ability to post screenshots, text, and more, directly into the activity feed. In addition to seeing what your friends are playing and the trophies they won, the feed will be more personalized and similar to other social media outlets.

This may be the Playstation 4’s biggest firmware update yet, adding in a number of highly requested features like external HDD support and a seamless Quick Menu. There are still a number of key things missing like changing PSN usernames and more Bluetooth support, but it's clear Sony is listening to fan requests. We don’t know when the update will officially be available to the public -- but make sure to keep checking back here for more updates.

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