Seagate Releases Portable SSDs and Gears-5-Themed Storage for Xbox

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Seagate has welcomed the onset of fall with the release of a few new portable storage options that are suitable for work and play. Built with the form factor of a credit card, the company’s One Touch USB 3.0 External SSD gives you 400 MB/s of bandwidth, which is enough to stream a large collection of photos and videos directly. Available in capacities of 500GB and 1TB, its exterior is encased in either white or black woven fabric. The One Touch is bus powered and comes formatted as exFAT, meaning it can be used right out of the box with Windows and Mac, although it will require a format for use with Apple’s Time Machine. Further gearing this drive toward creative professionals is an included 1-year membership to Mylio Create, which helps you organize your digital memories, and a two-month membership to Adobe’s Creative Cloud Photography plan. Included is a USB 3.0 cable, which connects to the drive’s micro-USB port and features a USB Type-A interface on the other end, for your host system.

Seagate 1TB One Touch USB 3.0 External SSD

Do you need something a bit more straightforward? Seagate’s Expansion USB 3.0 External SSD is a streamlined version of the One Touch. Available in capacities of 500GB and 1TB, this bus-powered SSD also delivers data-transfer speeds of up to 400 MB/s, is formatted as exFAT, and includes the same USB 3.0 cable. However, the Expansion SSD lacks the woven fabric exterior, as well as the Mylio Create and Adobe Creative Cloud plans, making this drive better suited for general use.

Seagate 1TB Expansion USB 3.0 External SSD

Xbox gamers will be intrigued by 2TB Game Drive, which features a Gears 5 theme, complete with the Crimson Omen, and includes battle-ready bonus loot to help survive within the realm of Gears 5. The bonus loot is made up of an ice block lancer weapon skin, bonus supply drops, and a free 1-month membership to Xbox Game Pass with access to Gears 5. The Game Drive stores 2TB, which is enough for up to 50 games, and its USB 3.0 interface delivers speeds up to 140 MB/s, which is similar to the performance of your Xbox’s internal storage.

Seagate Gears 5 Special Edition 2TB Game Drive for Xbox One
Seagate Gears 5 Special Edition 2TB Game Drive for Xbox One

Seagate’s Game Drive is compatible with the Xbox One, Xbox One S, Xbox One X, and Xbox 360. It is also extremely portable, making it a solid choice for bringing your gaming library to a friend’s house. Just remember that to play any games that you have purchased on a friend’s Xbox, you must be logged into your Xbox Live account. While this drive uses the USB 3.0 standard, it is USB 2.0 compatible for the Xbox 360.

How do you feel about Seagate’s new storage options, especially the small and portable form factor? With the cooler weather of fall coming soon, these drives are something you can slip into your coat on your walk out the door. Share your thoughts in our Comments section.

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