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Seagate PS4 Game Drive, Portable HDD Review: Expanding Your Gaming Horizons

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Seagate PS4 Game Drive

In the world of gaming, the demand for storage capacity is ever-increasing. The Seagate 2TB PS4 Game Drive is a great option, for PlayStation 4 (PS4) users to expand the limitations of the console's internal storage.

In this review, we'll take a closer look at Seagate 2TB PS4 Game Drive, Portable HDD, and explore its features and benefits.

The Seagate PS4 Game Drive is available in 2TB and 4TB capacities. We had the opportunity to review the 2TB PS4 Game Drive.

Unboxing and Design
The packaging for the Seagate 2TB PS4 Game Drive is minimal, highlighting the brand's logo, drive capacity, and a distinct image of the drive itself. The model and serial numbers are conveniently located at the bottom of the box, and at the back are the detailed technical specs of the drive.

Seagate PS4 Game Drive

Inside the box are the Seagate 2TB PS4 Game Drive, USB 3.0 cable, and quick-start guide. The drive's refined black aluminum shell complements PS4 systems' sleek and sturdy Seagate portable drive form factor. Weighing a mere 135 g, it's easy for gamers to carry it anywhere.

The PS4 logo on the drive's top indicates compatibility. An LED light also shows driving activity. Seagate's branding at the bottom right enhances the drive's appearance.

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The PS4 uses USB 3.0, while the drive uses USB micro-B. An 18-inch cable simplifies the setup. The USB connection powers the disk, removing the need for a power adapter and simplifying the user experience.

It uses a USB micro-B connector on the drive side, while the PS4 uses the USB 3.0 interface. Thanks to the inclusion of an 18-inch cable, installation becomes a breeze, ensuring a convenient setup process. Furthermore, the drive is powered directly through the USB connection, eliminating the need for an extra power adapter and simplifying the overall user experience.

Setup and Performance
The setup of the game drive is easy, Simply connect the USB 3.0 to the USB port on the PS4 console, and the system will recognize the drive. The drive must be formatted before it can be used.

Seagate PS4 Game Drive

Formatting the drive is easy, simply go to the Settings menu, next click USB Storage Devices, click on the drive, and select Format as Extended Storage. It only took less than 3 minutes to finish. Now you have an external drive next to the PS4 drive.

The system also allows you to move all of your installed game data to the Game Drive, this is useful if you want to take your saved game to your friend's house and continue to play the game.

Moving game files from the system to the Game Drive takes some time. It took us about 122 minutes for eight game files with an average size of around 30GB to 50GB. After the transfer, there's still plenty of storage left on the Seagate 2TB PS4 Game Drive, the drive can approximately save 50 game's data.

Game-time performance is impressive, it's almost as fast as the internal HDD of the PS4. There are even instances where we notice it's even faster at writing saved games compared to the internal drive.

With a storage capacity of 2TB, this drive provides plenty of room for a substantial number of games, DLCs, and multimedia files. The ability to store up to 50 games, depending on their size, allows gamers to maintain an extensive collection of their favorite titles without sacrificing convenience or performance. The Seagate 2TB PS4 Game Drive allows users to explore a wide range of gaming experiences and embark on new adventures without having to constantly uninstall and reinstall games.

Huge Storage Capacity
Easy Plug-and-Play Setup
Seamless Gaming Performance
Portable and Lightweight Design
Compatibility with PS5

External Device Dependency
Limited Performance Boost
Not Compatible with Other Consoles
No Cloud Backup Feature
Cost Consideration

Final Thought
The Seagate 2TB PS4 Game Drive is a great upgrade to address the issue of limited storage space on the PS4. Its compact design, expansive storage capacity, effortless setup, and optimized performance make it a worthy investment for gaming enthusiasts. The Seagate 2TB PS4 Game Drive expands your storage capacity, allowing you to enjoy an extensive selection of games and downloadable content, and is also an ideal way to back up your game data.

The Seagate 2TB PS4 Game Drive retails for ₱4,350 and is available in the majority of game and PC stores nationwide.
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