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With the Game Drive Hub for Xbox, you can stretch out with a colossal 8 TB — plenty of room to install 200+ games. Easily take care of your game storage needs and make deleting old games truly a thing of the past. Plus all that extra space is useful for the sizeable game-save data and downloadable content you’ll want to hold on to.1

The Game Drive Hub for Xbox is an officially Xbox-licensed storage product with:

- Dual front-facing USB 3.0 ports
- Plug-and-play setup that gets you playing in seconds
- High-speed USB 3.0 performance

Dual Quick-Access USB 3.0 Ports


Two front-facing USB 3.0 ports make it super convenient to charge your controllers and mobile devices. You can also connect to other Xbox One accessories, such as steering wheels and even other Game Drives.

EASY PLUG-AND-PLAY SETUP

Setup can be completed in minutes. Just connect your drive to any of your Xbox One’s USB ports, and the console will walk you through the simple installation.

SEAMLESS GAMING PERFORMANCE AND EXPERIENCE

Game Drive Hub for Xbox connects by high-speed USB 3.0, which gives you full gaming performance — like playing from your console's hard drive.

KEEP YOUR UNIVERSE OF GAMES TOGETHER

With 8 TB of capacity you can keep all of your games in one place.
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neversay06/01/2020 20:19

How do people get 200+ games for an Xbox? Are they pirating them?


I've got close to 500 and no.
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Good price but I have a black xbox and I'm very colour co ordinated
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Thats 2020 thinking right there!
How do people get 200+ games for an Xbox? Are they pirating them?
neversay06/01/2020 20:19

How do people get 200+ games for an Xbox? Are they pirating them?


I've got close to 500 and no.
neversay06/01/2020 20:19

How do people get 200+ games for an Xbox? Are they pirating them?


Got a lot of games on sale over the past few years and old Xbox 360 games. Mine is over 300 but that may go down when my Gold expires.
littlebitsofgaming06/01/2020 20:36

I've got close to 500 and no.


Did you buy them all or are they from online services? Honest question as my son has only got a handful of games - but plays Fortnite, Minecraft and Roblox most of the time. I'm not sure how people get a large library without spending £££s.
neversay06/01/2020 21:29

Did you buy them all or are they from online services? Honest question …Did you buy them all or are they from online services? Honest question as my son has only got a handful of games - but plays Fortnite, Minecraft and Roblox most of the time. I'm not sure how people get a large library without spending £££s.


Get every freebie with Games for Gold and/or get Game Pass. That'll do it pretty quickly!
neversay06/01/2020 21:29

Did you buy them all or are they from online services? Honest question …Did you buy them all or are they from online services? Honest question as my son has only got a handful of games - but plays Fortnite, Minecraft and Roblox most of the time. I'm not sure how people get a large library without spending £££s.


Gamepass......get cheap Xbox live x 3yrs then convert to gamepass ultimate (I think)
Are they getting rid of these because the next xbox will be SSD only?
neversay06/01/2020 21:29

Did you buy them all or are they from online services? Honest question …Did you buy them all or are they from online services? Honest question as my son has only got a handful of games - but plays Fortnite, Minecraft and Roblox most of the time. I'm not sure how people get a large library without spending £££s.


I've been on games with gold since it began, so, that's loads of games right there.
StevieW0nder06/01/2020 23:02

Are they getting rid of these because the next xbox will be SSD only?


I haven’t heard the new Xbox is SSD only. If that is the case I think they’d be making a huge mistake.
bluenotesmiley07/01/2020 00:08

I haven’t heard the new Xbox is SSD only. If that is the case I think t …I haven’t heard the new Xbox is SSD only. If that is the case I think they’d be making a huge mistake.


Why's that? You'd prefer say a 2TB HDD?
rev607/01/2020 00:10

Why's that? You'd prefer say a 2TB HDD?


For mass storage over a 512GB SSD. Perfectly reasonable to expect both to work in tandem
bluenotesmiley07/01/2020 00:57

For mass storage over a 512GB SSD. Perfectly reasonable to expect both to …For mass storage over a 512GB SSD. Perfectly reasonable to expect both to work in tandem


Rather them use just an SSD. That way games can be optimized for it, for consoles, that will benefit PC users too. I'm all for just fast storage. 512GB though, a bit on the low side, but doable.
Edited by: "rev6" 7th Jan
rev607/01/2020 01:04

Rather them use just an SSD. That way games can be optimized for it, for …Rather them use just an SSD. That way games can be optimized for it, for consoles, that will benefit PC users too. I'm all for just fast storage. 512GB though, a bit on the low side, but doable.


So people that want backwards compatibility with their old “One” games would be forced to by a new storage medium rather than use that of which they may already have the data stored on?

no reason they couldn’t use an intelligent caching service that copies from an external HDD to an allocated 100GB of temp working space on the SSD, or something similar.

people are expecting it to have a minimum of 2TB of SSD storage internally already. They’re about £200 at the moment so we are pushing the cost of the console up and up as it is.
bluenotesmiley07/01/2020 01:20

So people that want backwards compatibility with their old “One” games wou …So people that want backwards compatibility with their old “One” games would be forced to by a new storage medium rather than use that of which they may already have the data stored on?no reason they couldn’t use an intelligent caching service that copies from an external HDD to an allocated 100GB of temp working space on the SSD, or something similar. people are expecting it to have a minimum of 2TB of SSD storage internally already. They’re about £200 at the moment so we are pushing the cost of the console up and up as it is.


It wouldn't stop people from say using a portable HDD for games, but forcing SSD out of the box means by default games should be made for the quicker storage. Having both is certainly an option, but added by the user. Maybe they'll release multiple bundles? No idea.
Edited by: "rev6" 7th Jan
So you’re not totally opposed to allowing HDDs for storage? I’d be content with just allowing a copy to and from internal and external before playing providing you could store games and their associated updates on HDDs
MS have said that all current accessories will be compatible with the Series X so I’m guessing they mean HDDs, although they said that about the One to the S/X models and Kinect didn’t work out the box.
bluenotesmiley07/01/2020 01:27

So you’re not totally opposed to allowing HDDs for storage? I’d be content …So you’re not totally opposed to allowing HDDs for storage? I’d be content with just allowing a copy to and from internal and external before playing providing you could store games and their associated updates on HDDs


No not at all. My current PC consists of SSD's and HDD's. Games I'm currently playing run off the SSD. And ones that either don't really need one, or archived, go on HDD's. I just think with all the power the next consoles will have, we don't want the traditional drives causing any bottlenecks. That's my way of thinking. optional storage is perfectly acceptable.
rev607/01/2020 01:32

No not at all. My current PC consists of SSD's and HDD's. Games I'm …No not at all. My current PC consists of SSD's and HDD's. Games I'm currently playing run off the SSD. And ones that either don't really need one, or archived, go on HDD's. I just think with all the power the next consoles will have, we don't want the traditional drives causing any bottlenecks. That's my way of thinking. optional storage is perfectly acceptable.


Right I’m with you. I thought you meant HDDs shouldn’t be allowed at all. There are a few routes they could take. Hopefully it’ll be seemless.
rev607/01/2020 01:32

No not at all. My current PC consists of SSD's and HDD's. Games I'm …No not at all. My current PC consists of SSD's and HDD's. Games I'm currently playing run off the SSD. And ones that either don't really need one, or archived, go on HDD's. I just think with all the power the next consoles will have, we don't want the traditional drives causing any bottlenecks. That's my way of thinking. optional storage is perfectly acceptable.


I'm not sure what you're expecting regarding games being made for "quicker" storage. For most gamers, it's not going to make a big splash. Faster storage is good for reducing loading times, caching data (maybe console games with no load-up), ushering in bigger textures, eliminating loading pauses (hello Jedi Fallen Order!), etc. Other than that, it's a fairly hyped feature.

I've tested various games with HDD and SSD/NVMe and it's nothing special. In fact, sometimes, it has made things worse! At least that part, I can agree with about optimisation. Recently, I tried running Battlefield V from an external USB 3 drive and then an nvme drive on my PC - now, that's going from a pretty extreme 125MB to 3000MB read. The result? Not a major difference in the performance department (fps wasn't really affected and textures streamed fine) and to be honest, the loading times weren't massively different. I welcome it to consoles, but I'm also not jumping on the hype bandwagon
imdurc07/01/2020 03:06

I'm not sure what you're expecting regarding games being made for …I'm not sure what you're expecting regarding games being made for "quicker" storage. For most gamers, it's not going to make a big splash. Faster storage is good for reducing loading times, caching data (maybe console games with no load-up), ushering in bigger textures, eliminating loading pauses (hello Jedi Fallen Order!), etc. Other than that, it's a fairly hyped feature.I've tested various games with HDD and SSD/NVMe and it's nothing special. In fact, sometimes, it has made things worse! At least that part, I can agree with about optimisation. Recently, I tried running Battlefield V from an external USB 3 drive and then an nvme drive on my PC - now, that's going from a pretty extreme 125MB to 3000MB read. The result? Not a major difference in the performance department (fps wasn't really affected and textures streamed fine) and to be honest, the loading times weren't massively different. I welcome it to consoles, but I'm also not jumping on the hype bandwagon


That's because games won't be optimized for SSD's. Perhaps PC exclusives can be.
It's still a bottleneck in my opinion, and without it could lead to new developing methods, who knows.
Edited by: "rev6" 7th Jan
rev607/01/2020 03:07

That's because games won't be optimized for SSD's. Perhaps PC exclusives …That's because games won't be optimized for SSD's. Perhaps PC exclusives can be.It's still a bottleneck in my opinion, and without it could lead to new developing methods, who knows.


That's what I gathered from it all next gen will use game making tools and engines that fully use SSD

Right now even on pc they are just a way for faster loading etc
neversay06/01/2020 21:29

Did you buy them all or are they from online services? Honest question …Did you buy them all or are they from online services? Honest question as my son has only got a handful of games - but plays Fortnite, Minecraft and Roblox most of the time. I'm not sure how people get a large library without spending £££s.


I have around 300 for Xbox but 500 installed including gamepass. Around 200 for PS4. 30ish for Switch and 950+ on Steam.
Plus other consoles.
Been gaming since the late 70s.
Obsessed lol.
RoseBiscuit07/01/2020 06:42

I have around 300 for Xbox but 500 installed including gamepass. Around …I have around 300 for Xbox but 500 installed including gamepass. Around 200 for PS4. 30ish for Switch and 950+ on Steam. Plus other consoles. Been gaming since the late 70s. Obsessed lol.


Thanks @RoseBiscuit , @imdurc , @wipe0wt2097 , @stuartbaker80 , @littlebitsofgaming - 'back in the day' I used to collect computer games but hadn't given it much thought on the xbox as the games seemed so expensive. It's for my son and he just plays fortnite, minecraft, roblox primarily, although we have done human fall flat and some racing games. It sounds like I need to pay more attention to grabbing the 'free with gold' ones over time to help him build a collection.
Excuse this ignoramus, but do they do anything like this for a PS4?
Am I right in assuming this works on a PS4 or PC but is just xbox branded?
ben_8107/01/2020 17:03

Am I right in assuming this works on a PS4 or PC but is just xbox branded?


Should work on anything that accepts external storage on a USB interface. I just get the generic WD external drives usually if I need more storage on console.
rev607/01/2020 03:07

That's because games won't be optimized for SSD's. Perhaps PC exclusives …That's because games won't be optimized for SSD's. Perhaps PC exclusives can be.It's still a bottleneck in my opinion, and without it could lead to new developing methods, who knows.


I'm afraid you're going to be disappointed with any optimisations made. It won't be much of a bottleneck at all.
imdurc08/01/2020 13:38

I'm afraid you're going to be disappointed with any optimisations made. It …I'm afraid you're going to be disappointed with any optimisations made. It won't be much of a bottleneck at all.


HDD's aren't much of a bottleneck? Hmm ok.
rev608/01/2020 18:37

HDD's aren't much of a bottleneck? Hmm ok.


Are you being intentionally disingenuous?

1. You said SSDs are bottlenecked because games aren't optimised for SSDs. That's why I said, "It won't be much of a bottleneck at all", referring to your quoted post about optimising games for SSDs.
2. The sad truth is, while SSDs can improve load times, that's pretty much all you'll get from them. Optimisations won't do anything significant for games like you're suggesting. Things load faster, but it's not going to provide anything else for gamers.

Here's a good article from last year discussing the benefits of games and SSDs - techguided.com/ssd…ng/

It's best to stop having whimsical fantasies about what an SSD will bring to consoles/PC. They're nice, but they're not miracle workers.
imdurc09/01/2020 02:49

Are you being intentionally disingenuous?1. You said SSDs are bottlenecked …Are you being intentionally disingenuous?1. You said SSDs are bottlenecked because games aren't optimised for SSDs. That's why I said, "It won't be much of a bottleneck at all", referring to your quoted post about optimising games for SSDs.2. The sad truth is, while SSDs can improve load times, that's pretty much all you'll get from them. Optimisations won't do anything significant for games like you're suggesting. Things load faster, but it's not going to provide anything else for gamers.Here's a good article from last year discussing the benefits of games and SSDs - https://techguided.com/ssd-vs-hdd-gaming/It's best to stop having whimsical fantasies about what an SSD will bring to consoles/PC. They're nice, but they're not miracle workers.


Ok boss.
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