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Old 11-25-2014, 07:29 AM
 
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looking at getting one to connect to my xbox one and have it save all my games on it.
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Old 11-25-2014, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Preface this with: I'm sorry. Maybe I'm a bit crabby today.

Do you not know how to search the internet? I mean really? It's not even Black Friday yet. I assume... sometime between now and Dec 24th there are going to be 100's of "deals" on hard drives.
And external hard drives are ALREADY pretty cheap. What kind of a deal do you need?

Amazon.com: WD My Passport Ultra 1TB Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive with Auto Backup - Black: Computers & Accessories

A 3.0 USB 1TB for $70? That's a deal.
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Old 11-25-2014, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Florida & Cebu, Philippines
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http://www.staples.com and I saw some in Costco as well.
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Old 11-25-2014, 09:45 AM
 
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Preface this with: I'm sorry. Maybe I'm a bit crabby today.

Do you not know how to search the internet? I mean really? It's not even Black Friday yet. I assume... sometime between now and Dec 24th there are going to be 100's of "deals" on hard drives.
And external hard drives are ALREADY pretty cheap. What kind of a deal do you need?

Amazon.com: WD My Passport Ultra 1TB Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive with Auto Backup - Black: Computers & Accessories

A 3.0 USB 1TB for $70? That's a deal.

that's a 1tb that's not enough space. im looking around 2TB with 3.0. not sure if i should have one with its own PS or not.

also, ive seen some bf deals and most aren't for external HDs.

and yes, youre cranky but i forgive. you're in Cleveland after all
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Old 11-25-2014, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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A TB is MORE then enough for what you need, my friend. No WAY you need 2 for an Xbox.

(And thanks for not being angry about my post! )

<3 CLE
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Old 11-25-2014, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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And here ya goes...
2TB portable 2.5" drive for $79.99 @ Newegg.
I just bought one:
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Seagate 2TB USB 3.0 Expansion Portable Hard Drive STBX2000401 - Newegg.com
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Old 11-25-2014, 12:00 PM
 
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A TB is MORE then enough for what you need, my friend. No WAY you need 2 for an Xbox.

(And thanks for not being angry about my post! )

<3 CLE

games these days take up 30-60GB. so yes, id like to future proof my system.
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Old 11-25-2014, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I have zero experience with Xbox, or with any game box in saving games, but I do have a lot of experience with storing large data sets. (file collections for my work run from 10 GB to 2 TB).

I have the fastest HDD to HDD connections for a PC that I know about: Internal HDD (via SATA 3) to an External HDD (via USB 3). When I copy or backup them, it takes a LONG LONG time!
Example: The last set I copied was 570 GB and it took 4 hours, 45 minutes. Prorating that for 60 GB means it would take me 30 minutes.

QUESTION:
Do storing games really require such large files? If so, do gamers really wait up to a half hour to save their games? (or do game systems use transfer protocols that are faster than for my PC Windows 7).
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Old 11-25-2014, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Wandering.
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QUESTION:
Do storing games really require such large files? If so, do gamers really wait up to a half hour to save their games? (or do game systems use transfer protocols that are faster than for my PC Windows 7).
Modern games really are that large, but it's mostly read only assets (graphics, data files, sound and music, etc).

Most files aren't used all at once, and most are only saved once on download / update.

The actual game saves (state files) are relatively small.
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