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Western Digital Black P10 Game Drive for Xbox One 5TB + 2 months Xbox Game Pass Ultimate - £109.99 delivered @ Amazon
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Western Digital Black P10 Game Drive for Xbox One 5TB + 2 months Xbox Game Pass Ultimate - £109.99 delivered @ Amazon

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Posted 11th MayEdited by:"merb0786"
Good price for this game drive with 2 months Xbox Game Pass Ultimate included - also includes a 3 year warranty.

Looks like the metal casing will provide passive cooling and the speeds seem pretty decent to me and whilst not earth-shattering in any way, it will be fast enough for most needs. This drive also makes use of the USB 3.2 port.

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The WD_BLACK ™ P10 Game Drive for Xbox One ™ is the ideal accessory that allows you to use your Xbox even more flexibly. The WD_BLACK ™ P10 Game Drive for Xbox One ™ with up to 5 TB storage capacity is a high-quality external hard drive especially for gamers who want to expand the possibilities of their Xbox and want to have their entire game collection available at all times. All buyers receive a free Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription for 2 months with all the benefits of Xbox Live Gold and access to more than 100 great games for console and PC.

  • Up to 5TB that can hold up to 125 Games, so that you can save old favorites and still have room for new titles
  • Comes with a free 2-months membership of Xbox game pass ultimate, giving you access to over 100+ game titles and Xbox Live gold
  • Portable form factor that provides fast access to your gaming library, anywhere you go
  • High-performance HDD in speeds up to 140MB/s to optimize your console or PC gaming experience and drive your game
  • Purpose-built for gamers based on wd_black quality and reliability so you can play without limits

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didsburydan11/05/2020 06:24

sure, if you want 5tb of old games on your brand new console


Why not? I paid for them already plus I'm pretty sure they will play much better on the new console
bad time to be buying storage for consoles imo. id wait and see compatibility with the next gen hardware.
didsburydan11/05/2020 05:30

not sure about sony yet, but for xbox series x, xbox series x games can …not sure about sony yet, but for xbox series x, xbox series x games can only be installed on internal harddrive or the proprietary 1tb memory cards.


It would still be good to store Xbox One games, then that keeps SSD free for Series X games
Sawb11/05/2020 05:10

How would they not be compatible?


not sure about sony yet, but for xbox series x, xbox series x games can only be installed on internal harddrive or the proprietary 1tb memory cards.
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Nice deal
I CBA to check but this could be SMR based, in which case avoid.
Sane price at West Digital (with 15% discount) but no game pass so voted hot
Bloody hell don't think you'd ever have to worry about storage after getting this
This seems like so much memory to most of us now
But I think this size hard drive extension will be normal for everyone soon

If its currently 150gb-200gb for a top game
Could be double that with the Series X & PS5
New Gen console game downloads will be massive
bad time to be buying storage for consoles imo. id wait and see compatibility with the next gen hardware.
Can I use this on pc?
didsburydan11/05/2020 04:57

bad time to be buying storage for consoles imo. id wait and see …bad time to be buying storage for consoles imo. id wait and see compatibility with the next gen hardware.


How would they not be compatible?
Sawb11/05/2020 05:10

How would they not be compatible?


not sure about sony yet, but for xbox series x, xbox series x games can only be installed on internal harddrive or the proprietary 1tb memory cards.
didsburydan11/05/2020 05:30

not sure about sony yet, but for xbox series x, xbox series x games can …not sure about sony yet, but for xbox series x, xbox series x games can only be installed on internal harddrive or the proprietary 1tb memory cards.


It would still be good to store Xbox One games, then that keeps SSD free for Series X games
MCMXCIV11/05/2020 06:21

It would still be good to store Xbox One games, then that keeps SSD free …It would still be good to store Xbox One games, then that keeps SSD free for Series X games


sure, if you want 5tb of old games on your brand new console
didsburydan11/05/2020 06:24

sure, if you want 5tb of old games on your brand new console


Why not? I paid for them already plus I'm pretty sure they will play much better on the new console
MCMXCIV11/05/2020 06:54

Why not? I paid for them already plus I'm pretty sure they will …Why not? I paid for them already plus I'm pretty sure they will play much better on the new console


@didsburydan is right. Due to the new smart delivery system your console will download different versions of the game depending on what console you're on so you may need to download a different version for it to be Series X optimised.

I personally am very close to the limit on a 2TB seagate drive but cant push myself to buy another external when it could be useless for next gen
didsburydan11/05/2020 05:30

not sure about sony yet, but for xbox series x, xbox series x games can …not sure about sony yet, but for xbox series x, xbox series x games can only be installed on internal harddrive or the proprietary 1tb memory cards.


True. But for storage purposes this will probably be fine.
alexjameshaines11/05/2020 01:16

I CBA to check but this could be SMR based, in which case avoid.


For writing a big library of games once, would it really be an issue? smr would be fine for this application.
jasonht11/05/2020 07:25

@didsburydan is right. Due to the new smart delivery system your console …@didsburydan is right. Due to the new smart delivery system your console will download different versions of the game depending on what console you're on so you may need to download a different version for it to be Series X optimised. I personally am very close to the limit on a 2TB seagate drive but cant push myself to buy another external when it could be useless for next gen


better off waiting, SSD storage is the future (its already here for a lot of us)
alexjameshaines11/05/2020 01:16

I CBA to check but this could be SMR based, in which case avoid.



Even if it is it'll be absolutely fine for the vast majority of people
Was this post inspired by the links I provided on the Seagate deal? Similar deal is on the US Microsoft store, although it's in dollars so it depends on the exchange rate (I have MS gift cards to use up!).
I was going to feed all my consoles extra hard drive space and then realised I have a fast enough connection and I can download them when I need to, so I just circulate the games and delete old stuff when I need space (admittedly it's proving tight now as Modern Warfare is well over 100GB!) Crazy to think that 1TB of storage space was considered huge for a console, 500GB was entry level and now the reality is games are over 100GB now, well the ones I want to play!
tranceybowler11/05/2020 08:08

Even if it is it'll be absolutely fine for the vast majority of people


Really? Care to share you reasoning? This is a good price for a branded Xbox external drive, I doubt you'll see the price drop much once the series X launches...
johnthehuman11/05/2020 07:58

For writing a big library of games once, would it really be an issue? smr …For writing a big library of games once, would it really be an issue? smr would be fine for this application.


Agreed - I don't think a console really cares - you have no input to the console behaviour anyway. There are no official disk tools to run on an Xbox formatted drive.
TravisScott11/05/2020 02:05

Bloody hell don't think you'd ever have to worry about storage after …Bloody hell don't think you'd ever have to worry about storage after getting this


Ah if only that were true!
Had a segate drive which failed and replaced it with this, seems to be a better quality drive and no problems with it yet, good buy for the price if you can use the subscription to add two months to your existing plan.
Next gen consoles won’t let you install games into a hard drive, so don’t buy this expecting it to port over.
aLV42611/05/2020 08:14

Agreed - I don't think a console really cares - you have no input to the …Agreed - I don't think a console really cares - you have no input to the console behaviour anyway. There are no official disk tools to run on an Xbox formatted drive.


tbh I think the SMR issue has been blown a bit out of proportion; if it didn't work they wouldn't have used it
It's like arguing over SSD speeds, literally no-one will notice the difference in real world usage. Like you said you've got no control over how the Xbox accesses / writes to this drive, you're much more likely to be limited by your home broadband speed, and this is literally the only way you're writing data to this drive.
Read speeds on SMR are still great, so for games this is perfect tech. Small form factor, low power usage, but massive storage space.
weiran11/05/2020 08:40

Next gen consoles won’t let you install games into a hard drive, so don’t b …Next gen consoles won’t let you install games into a hard drive, so don’t buy this expecting it to port over.


next gen is gonna be ridiculous, you're going to be uninstalled and reinstalling a lot of games. No-one is going to be buying nvme external drives at current prices just to install the new COD
Ps5 I think needs nvme
didsburydan11/05/2020 04:57

bad time to be buying storage for consoles imo. id wait and see …bad time to be buying storage for consoles imo. id wait and see compatibility with the next gen hardware.



MS have already said that the current gen of external HDs are too slow for xb1X series - they want you to buy their bespoke nvme that plugs into the back of the unit - Ill guarentee for 1tb etc it wont be anywhere near the price of a current (fast) nvme !
jasonht11/05/2020 07:25

@didsburydan is right. Due to the new smart delivery system your console …@didsburydan is right. Due to the new smart delivery system your console will download different versions of the game depending on what console you're on so you may need to download a different version for it to be Series X optimised. I personally am very close to the limit on a 2TB seagate drive but cant push myself to buy another external when it could be useless for next gen


So I'm wrong? I don't think you're clued up with next gen. Series X games won't play off HDD at all. They need an SSD. So for Xbox One games it will be a good buy, no point using SSD space with last gen games
johnthehuman11/05/2020 08:43

next gen is gonna be ridiculous, you're going to be uninstalled and …next gen is gonna be ridiculous, you're going to be uninstalled and reinstalling a lot of games. No-one is going to be buying nvme external drives at current prices just to install the new COD


Just NVMe isn’t enough, that’s why the Xbox has a custom port only certain companies can use. I expect it would come with 1TB as standard.

Also you can just delete games after playing, there’s no reason to digitally hoard.
aLV42611/05/2020 08:10

Really? Care to share you reasoning? This is a good price for a branded …Really? Care to share you reasoning? This is a good price for a branded Xbox external drive, I doubt you'll see the price drop much once the series X launches...



Are you quoting the right person? I agree with you...
hottestthebetter11/05/2020 08:47

MS have already said that the current gen of external HDs are too slow for …MS have already said that the current gen of external HDs are too slow for xb1X series - they want you to buy their bespoke nvme that plugs into the back of the unit - Ill guarentee for 1tb etc it wont be anywhere near the price of a current (fast) nvme !


MS have said Current drives such as this one are fine for storing and playing all current Xbox One games and all previous gen Xbox backward compatibile games and it will just be a case of plug and play them on the Series X.

Sony and MS have both said current drives will not be fast enough to play next gen games which is obvious, The Series X comes with a bigger internal drive than the PS5, the PS5 uses Extreme bandwidth PCIe 4.0 NVMe drives now imagine how much they will cost there isn't even a compatible one currently on the market that would work with the PS5.
Edited by: "shasnir" 11th May
Sawb11/05/2020 05:10

How would they not be compatible?


The PS4 didnt support external storage on release, IIRC - Despite the PS3 doing so. Its entirely possible the Series X may have the same problem.
didsburydan11/05/2020 05:30

not sure about sony yet, but for xbox series x, xbox series x games can …not sure about sony yet, but for xbox series x, xbox series x games can only be installed on internal harddrive or the proprietary 1tb memory cards.


You can still store series x games on an external hard drive, they just won't be playable until you transfer them to the internal storage or memory card. Which would still be quicker than having to re-download the games.
For Series X:

This drive will work for storing and playing:
- Xbox OG BC Games
- Xbox 360 Games
- Xbox One Games

This drive will be able to store only:

- Xbox Series X Games*

*You will need to transfer the Series X games from this to either the Internal SSD or the 1TB plug in drive as this drive will not be fast enough unfortunately.

In my opinion I do think Microsoft compared to Sony in the coming gen have dropped the ball with expandable storage going down to proprietary route again . The 1TB Seagate modules they have shown will fill up quite quickly and I can see them quite pricey, here's hoping they can come out with higher capacity modules. Would love to slap a standard high capacity nvme drive in the system.
Edited by: "Noveed" 11th May
I heard that these have some high-end hard drives inside. Could shuck.

EDIT: Maybe just the 3.5"
Edited by: "Swayeee" 11th May
Any advantages of these official game drives over regular exteranal HDDs?
tranceybowler11/05/2020 08:08

Even if it is it'll be absolutely fine for the vast majority of people


DM-SMR needs idle time to 'clean up'. Move data from CMR cache zones to SMR zones, move data around SMR zones etc.

With some games being 100GB or more, that involves a lot of writes to HDD in a short space of time. A LOT of cleanup will be necessary, it will need hours and hours of idle time. If it doesn't get that idle time it's gonna eventually have no choice but do the cleanup while you're playing. You'll get stutters and hangs.

I recommend avoiding all WD products for the forseeable future.
got these . good
adil17111/05/2020 03:52

This seems like so much memory to most of us nowBut I think this size hard …This seems like so much memory to most of us nowBut I think this size hard drive extension will be normal for everyone soonIf its currently 150gb-200gb for a top gameCould be double that with the Series X & PS5New Gen console game downloads will be massive


They could also be smaller since some games currently store multiple files of the same asset to make it faster for the console to load
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