Seagate has released the Starfield Special Edition Game Drive for Xbox external hard drive for the Xbox Series X and Series S game consoles, designed based on the space role-playing game Starfield. True, you won’t be able to launch the Starfield game itself from it.
Seagate announced an external hard drive based on the Starfield game back in June. The new product recently went on sale. The drive body is made in white, has a game-style design, and is also equipped with RGB backlighting. The drive is available in 2, 5 and 8 TB capacities, uses the USB 3.1 Gen2 interface for connection and does not require an additional power cable. The new product is supported by Xbox Series X and Series S consoles, as well as Xbox One. In addition, it can be used with a PC.
Unfortunately, as mentioned above, the Starfield game for Xbox consoles cannot be launched from this drive. The game developer, Bethesda, has optimized it to run from the internal solid-state drives of the Xbox Series X and Series S, or from special Storage Expansion Cards. Yes, there are still games released for the Xbox Series X and Series S consoles that support launching from external HDDs or SSDs, but Starfield is not one of them.
While Seagate advertises the external HDD as officially licensed by Bethesda for use on both Xbox and PC, make no mistake – it won’t be able to run Starfield. And yet, the new product can be used as external storage for old Xbox games and, if necessary, installed on the internal storage of consoles. In addition, it can be connected to a PC and run games from it. However, the system requirements of the same Starfield indicate the mandatory use of SDD. It may be possible to run a game on a PC from this HDD, but this will probably lead to serious performance problems.
The Seagate Starfield Special Edition Game Drive for Xbox hard drive in volumes of 2, 5 and 8 TB is estimated by the manufacturer at $110, $170 and $240, respectively.
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