WD launches accelerated gaming drive for Xbox One

As games get bigger and bigger, the need for more storage space rises simultaneously for both PCs and consoles. As a result, storage companies are regularly launching bigger and faster storage drives.

WD launched an external gaming drive for PS4 towards the end of last year and now they are following suit for the Xbox One. The new Xbox drive is a USB 3.0 compatible SSD with capacities of 500GB and 1TB. It offers a data transfer rate of up to 400MB/s which makes games load 50% faster, claims WD. Considering the standard size of Xbox games, the 1TB drive can purportedly store up to an additional 25 titles, according to WD. The new drives measure in at 4 inches wide, 1.3 inches high and 5 inches tall with a weight of around 0.24 pounds.

Computerbase dot de reports that the 2 models have been priced at $120 and $220 respectively. In INR, it translates to around 10,500/- and 18,000/-, however, nothing is official since it appears that the 2 drives are both out of stock in the WD US online store.

It is interesting to note that Seagate has had something similar since last year and with this launch, WD hasn’t been able to one-up Seagate since the latter offers capacity of up to 2 TB which is definitely more futureproof.

However, Seagate hard drives have also had some of the highest failure rates compared to WD. This might not entirely translate to how their SSDs behave but is certainly something to keep in mind.

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