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Seagate 2TB Xbox Game Drive hits all-time low ahead of Black Friday

Seagate Game Drive for Xbox 2TB
Seagate Game Drive for Xbox 2TB (Image credit: Seagate)

Best Buy has launched its Black Friday deals a few weeks early, bringing site-wide savings, including worthwhile discounts on a handful of Xbox accessories. It couples with the arrival of its Black Friday Price Guarantee, a pledge to guarantee buyers the lowest-possible price this holiday, now live across its latest wave of discounts. And those in the market for expanding their Xbox storage, Seagate has launched a lucrative deal on its Xbox external hard drives.

Current savings bring the 2TB Seagate Game Drive down to $70, slashing the official Xbox hard drive down to its lowest ever price. These storage solutions, officially licensed with Microsoft's seal of approval, can expand your console with room for dozens of titles. Seagate launched this Xbox Game Drive in tandem with Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, updated in a sleek all-black chassis, coupled with a green LED bar underneath.

It's the lowest we've seen to date, with Amazon since matching Best Buy's pricing in the U.S. It's also at the cheapest we're expecting through the Black Friday period, only solidified by Best Buy's current price guarantee.

This Seagate Game Drive was designed with Xbox consoles in mind, leveraging external USB drive support for games and apps storage. It can triple the base storage included with Xbox Series X, translating to a five-times increase on cheaper Xbox consoles.

We often recommend hard drives without the Xbox branding, with many standard USB drives equally capable for gaming. However, this latest deal largely offsets the added tax of that Xbox logo, coupled with a distinct shell that matches current Xbox hardware. The all-black casing and green LED strip add a distinctive Xbox twist for any living room setup.

Like all the best hard drives for Xbox One, Seagate Game Drives deliver a seamless extension of the onboard storage. Plug-and-play compatibility makes it easy to expand older Xbox consoles, especially valuable as many blockbuster titles surpass 100GB on Xbox.

Expanding Xbox Series X|S storage is a little more complex, with Xbox Series X|S Optimized games requiring a custom but costly Xbox Storage Expansion Card. USB external hard drives like the Seagate Game Drive still work with the new consoles, but speed limitations mean they're only suitable for playing Xbox One, Xbox 360, and original Xbox games. You can also store new Xbox Series X|S games, but you'll need to offload them to the internal SSD when played. You can check our roundup of the best SSDs for Xbox Series X|S if you're in the market for quicker storage solutions.

Matt Brown is Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.