To say console manufacturers sent out their first wave of next gen hardware woefully underprepared to store the typical library of an average user would be an understatement, to say the least. For the most part, unless you bought a special edition console around the holidays, you’re probably stuck with a 500GB unit—which really won’t cut it. Even still, if you did opt into a special edition console like the 2TB hard drive Gears of War model Xbox One, it doesn’t hurt to have a little more memory. That’s where Seagate has you covered with the Seagate 2TB External Hard Drive Gears of War Edition.
The thought of 4TB of storage for a system is pretty fantastic. When you do the math, that’s around 50 extra games, all of which fit in a device small enough to fit in your pocket. It only weighs in around 28 grams, which makes it surprisingly light, but sturdy. Also packed in is a 45 centimetre USB 3.0 cable that ensures faster speeds. In our tests, we noticed it was only a fraction slower than the internal hard drive loading similar games, and the load screens were faster than its peers.
Outside of functionality, the Seagate 2TB External Hard Drive Gears of War Edition is made for hardcore Gears of War fans. Aesthetically, this is the most intense looking hard drive on the market with red and black battle worn detail, complete with the iconic COG logo across the middle. If that wasn’t enough, the Seagate 2TB External Hard Drive- geared of War Edition comes with two Gears of War packs that unlock XP boosting bounties, along with special character and weapon skins. Priced at $99.99 USD, the only issue is that this hard drive is only available at Game Stop, and even then it’s hardly an issue.
There isn’t much to dislike when it comes to the Seagate 2TB External Hard Drive Gears of War Edition. In terms of functionality, it is on par and sometimes even better than its peers. With an inexpensive price point, bonus features for Gears fans, and a paint job to complement my favourite Xbox One model, it’s hard to say if fans can find a better option on the market.