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Introducing the New Officially Licensed Seagate Game Drive for PS4

Seagate's new officially licensed external 2TB hard drive lets you download, play, and store more of your favorite games.

Eber Legarreta's Avatar Posted by Product Marketing Manager, Seagate

Today, we’re excited to introduce the officially licensed for PlayStation 4 systems. The new Game Drive gives PS4 gamers an extra boost in storage, with amazingly simple portability that allows you to carry your games with you.

Our new Game Drive for PS4 has been rigorously tested and is optimized for PS4 systems. It features a small sleek design and branding that pairs well with your PS4. Most of all, the large increase in storage capacity lets you hang on to your favorite older titles and add-ons while still leaving room for new games. With a hefty 2TB capacity, you can free up space on your PS4 system’s internal drive and consolidate approximately 50* games into a single location. (Do note, once content is stored on the drive, the content can only be accessed by the account that transferred the content.)

The Seagate Game Drive enhances the players’ gaming experience with easy installation, and direct connection via USB cable. Setup is easy, since the PS4 automatically recognizes your Game Drive and helps get it up and running in approximately three minutes.

Here are some of my favorite benefits of the Seagate Game Drive for PS4:

  • Instantly adds 2TB for approximately 50 more games*
  • Full-speed gaming, just like playing from the PS4 system’s internal drive
  • Optimized to work with every model of PS4 (requires system software version 4.50 or greater)
  • Easy to bring to a friend’s place to play your games on another PS4 system (do note, once content is stored on the drive, the content can only be accessed by the account that transferred the content)
  • Truly plug-and-play; doesn’t require additional cables
  • Doesn’t need to plug into the wall — USB powered

The new Game Drive for PS4 is available next week in North America for $89.99 USD (MSRP) / $119.99 CAD (MSRP) — look for it at your favorite retailers and online. Check out Seagate.com for more details.

*Based on an average storage requirement of 39GB for PS4 games published on or before June 2018.

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Pizentu said:

January 29th, 6:09 am

That little PS logo is apparently worth $30. Right now on Amazon you can get this exact 2TB Hard Drive for $60. For $95, a mere $5 more than the “official PS licenced HD”, you can get the exact same Seagate Hard Drive but with DOUBLE the storage at a whopping 4TBs.

    PatricioUSA said:

    January 29th, 6:14 am

    And the carton box! do not forget that

    FeistFan said:

    January 29th, 9:07 am

    That’s a serious problem with any of these branded devices. Shop around – any USB-powered USB3-compatible drive should work just as well as this one. I have an old 1TB portable (and a 2TB internal I installed the day I bought my PS4, years ago) and it works great.

    But if it goes on sale for the same price some day, I might pick it up for the PS logo. We’ll see.

    TriggaHappy2313 said:

    January 29th, 11:30 am

    Can you list the best products that a similar to this?

    julencin2000 said:

    January 29th, 11:35 pm

    @TriggaHappy2313 I have a white Western Digital My Passport 4TB, works like a charm.

    Spazz3870 said:

    January 30th, 2:36 am

    So go buy yourself one off Amazon then.

    Beerfromaroot said:

    January 30th, 5:51 pm

    @Spazz3870 yeah god forbid anybody go out of their way to be nice and warn others who might not know of the price gouging.

millymill said:

January 29th, 6:28 am

why buy this. I have an 8TB external hooked up to my PS4. its a western digital easy store. I got it at best buy. if your seriously looking to upgrade your drive I recommend this 1. I got 1 for me , my gal and her son. it works great. last drive I ever bought

    Chipperviews said:

    January 29th, 8:58 am

    Do you have a link to what it is? I’m actually in the market for a memory expansion myself.

    T1232003 said:

    January 29th, 10:18 am

    Yes I would like to know where you purchased your 8TB external harddrive & how much it is? if you don’t mind me asking.

    minimox16 said:

    January 29th, 1:09 pm

    This is the one i have:

    https://amzn.to/2UtBPL7

    KnightRid said:

    January 30th, 2:34 am

    I take it nobody reads – BEST BUY – I got 5 of them at BEST BUY in the 8TB format for around $150 each to replace the WD reds in my NAS and then took one of the old 4TB WD Red drives and put it in one of those new external cases I took the 8TB out of and have it hooked to the PS4.

    ANY external USB drive will work. You want USB 3 not 2 though.

    If you have an old hard drive laying around that works, you can buy an external case and use it for a drive on the ps4.

    Do not buy into this overpriced stuff just because it has a logo on it.

rimidi said:

January 29th, 6:29 am

It’s so great that Sony decided to only give us TWO USB ports on the PS4.

Things that I can do with a USB port….
charge a controller
use PSVR
add on this (or any) hard drive
plug in the playing board for any of the kids’ games (Skylanders, Disney Infinity, Lego Dimensions)
…but I have to choose which two to do.

Way to cheap out Sony and future proof your console.

    Champ78 said:

    January 29th, 6:37 am

    USB hubs are cheap. I have an external drive, PSVR, wireless keyboard, and a USB flash drive all plugged in and working perfectly, also a dongle for my platinum headset.. $10 purchase, zero hassle.

    SinceByDarren said:

    January 29th, 6:56 am

    The PSVR doesn’t take up a USB port.

    I don’t think they “cheaped out” by only having two. The controllers can charge anywhere. Their official headsets are wireless, or simple wired ones connect to the controllers directly.

    The original PS3 had too many USB ports and having more ports impact the visual design of the system.

    BBurgSteve said:

    January 29th, 8:03 am

    PSVR does, in fact, use a USB port. However, unlike an External HDD, it can utilize a USB (3.0) hub. External Storage HDD must be directly connected to the console.

    FTG7 said:

    January 29th, 8:45 am

    Count again. I count 3.
    2 up front and on in the back.

    earth_inheritor said:

    January 29th, 8:54 am

    The PSVR does take a USB slot, I have one so can confirm.

    There are 2 USB slots on the front or a PS4 and none on the back. The one on the back that looks like USB is for the PS4 cameras and is a different plug type with a notch in it.
    On the back of a PS4 Pro there is 1 USB and 2 on the front so they added a third one.
    Either way a hub is pretty cheap, I use one it works great.

    As for the controller, I charge mine using a phone style wall charger and a USB cable works like a charm and saves a slot on the PS4 and the cable trailing across the floor to the console. There, all solved.

    Celticmuggle said:

    January 29th, 8:54 am

    Launch PS4 has only 2 USB ports. The Pro has the 2 in front plus 1 extra in the back most likely for the PSVR. Not sure about the Slim.

    FeistFan said:

    January 29th, 9:11 am

    You can charge a controller from any USB power supply – you don’t need a special one like you did with the PS3 (Dualshock 3 controllers won’t charge on a power-only cable, for some idiotic reason). Use the charger for your phone to charge a Dualshock 4, it works fine.

    USB hubs are cheap and effective.

    Your complaint doesn’t seem credible.

    RRubiC said:

    January 29th, 9:20 am

    @SinceByDarren,
    As many already pointed out, PSVR does take up a USB port. You can search for it, the connection diagram clearly shows a USB cable connection. Also, even though the official PS headsets are wireless, they use a USB dongle to connect to the console. And if you use an External Storage HDD, it needs to be connected directly to the console.
    So yeah, they “cheaped out”. Why do you think the Pro has an extra port on the back? They knew it was needed. And 3 is still not enough for everything Sony wants you to connect at the same time. Sure, you can use a hub to connect many of this accessories, but that breaks practicality and means more cables and hardware taking up space.
    Visual design should be built around capabilities, practicality and usability, not the other way around. The Original PS3 was great in that sense.

    ardwinna_mel77 said:

    January 29th, 1:28 pm

    You can always charge your controller with a portable charger (the ones people buy for their phones). I use mine all the time when I have all day gaming.

AndD said:

January 29th, 6:30 am

Wow, look at those PS4 features that make that drive so unique! Well worth the premium

    The_Magi_Histori said:

    January 30th, 6:19 pm

    Hope you are trying to be funny? Anyway, I have the exact same drive in blue without the housing having the PS4 logo. Since my PS4 slim is Blue this actually looks like a downgrade. Black and logo so small it can’t be seen unless to are really trying too.

gohan16ken said:

January 29th, 6:49 am

This wasn’t official? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076826S5R/

bpomber said:

January 29th, 6:56 am

Amy Michaels has really been missing out. She’s only now playing Uncharted 4 for the first time.

Psikorps said:

January 29th, 7:02 am

$119.99 CAD (MSRP) – For a 2TB…

I got a 2TB Seagate external drive for my PS4 Pro shortly after it was released for $89.99 CAD, it now retails for $84.99 CAD. (check Amazon)

While I really want to jump on Sony and complain how out of touch they are when it comes to pricing (after all, look how much more expensive games on the PS Store are VS their physical counterparts, or how sales on physical games blow away their digital counterparts) however I understand this is being sold by Seagate and just licensed by Sony, so I know where to place the blame this time around.

Sadly, I upgraded to a 4TB external several months ago, the Seagate Backup Plus 4TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0, Black (STDR4000100) to be exact for $110.97 CAD from Best Buy.

Double the storage cap, for less than the same price…that PS logo and cardboard box though sure are pretty.

Thanks for the post any way Eber Legarreta :)

death-mrjohnharr said:

January 29th, 7:50 am

I NEW TO PS4 ONLINE
BUT LOVE IT AND PLANING ADD OTHER THINGS TO MY PS4

L337-D4D said:

January 29th, 7:51 am

I had just bought the Seagate 5TB for $109.00 with free shipping no tax from NewEgg.com
So to see this 2TB that holds 50 tiny games shows how totally lacking in hardware sensibility Sony really is.
Sony hurt their PS4 with having only 8GB Ram when PC games were already running 16GB Ram at 120 fps.
Then they put a 500GB drive in when at the time PC and even XBox had 1TB.
Now they are so proud of a 2TB external hdd when the current meta is 4TB. Internal HDD for PS4 are currently at 2TB to swap in.
I am running 7TB and have over 250 games loaded,which are every PS+ game along with many Triple A titles. The ability to start any game in my library is convenient and much more.
Now if Sony would fix the folder issue of external hdd crashing the PS4 causing folders to disappear placing every game back on the XMB.
I also want to comment that the next playstation console better not think game streaming or weak hardware will sell.

    saab01 said:

    January 29th, 7:54 am

    Next PS console needs minimum 4TB standard or fixing the issue with the game data install files.

    Yo-D_da_Man said:

    January 30th, 7:43 pm

    @L337-D4D
    What are you talking about? The Xbox did not have a 1TB hdd at the time, it also had a 500gb hdd, so get your facts right rather than spreading inaccuracies. And most PC games were not using 16gb of ram at the release of the ps4! Seriously, if you are are going to complain about something at least be right.

saab01 said:

January 29th, 7:52 am

90 is pretty pricey in my eyes. 65 would of been a better pricing option. My 2 tb is basically filled and its annoying to keep deleting older games I finished or am not playing anymore every time I get a new game. Sad that I cant use the last 90 GB on my PS4 and keep having this headache.

KazeEternal said:

January 29th, 8:09 am

Ease to bring to a friends house? Umm you guys need to talk to your system software team. This was anything but easy. I have a 4tb, I hooked it up to my brother in laws ps4 to play some overwatch before bed. Instead of just letting me hop on and play, it arbitrarily decided that I couldn’t do anything until I either deleted a version of a game from the external or the internal. I didn’t want to do either. I wanted my game available to me after my flight home the next day. I didn’t want to inconvenience him simply because we both had god of war installed to the drive. This needs to be fixed. Ps4 shouldn’t just fall apart over duplicates. For what ever reason it obliterated two of my games anyway as I had to redownload them when I got home. Including overwatch for what ever reason.

MrBeens said:

January 29th, 8:10 am

So in other words, it’s exactly the same as any other external hard drive that you can buy for much cheaper?

Mista_513 said:

January 29th, 8:23 am

Came for the comments, left with the intent on buying the 4tb from Amazon ‍♂️… Thanks peeps.

cusman said:

January 29th, 8:38 am

With the PSVR connected, what I really need for my PS4 Pro is more USB slots that I could plug in something like this officially licensed external 2TB USB powered HDD

Coolinside said:

January 29th, 8:43 am

Sony must be taking leaves out of microsoft book as this is a complete rip off as said before the exact same external drive can be purchased anywhere and a lot cheaper this is nothing more than brand name selling please dont go down this road Sony its part of the reason we love you.

earth_inheritor said:

January 29th, 8:54 am

Microsoft did the same thing with an Xbox Segate drive and same story. Always cheaper to buy the same standard Segate drive without the branding a save a few bucks.

whereymyconary said:

January 29th, 9:00 am

These aren’t meant for people like me (read way too much about video games) these are made for people like my brother or my mom which buy things when they’re at Best Buy amazed that things like this exist in the first place.

Rdeutsch8365 said:

January 29th, 9:31 am

Just paid 60 bucks for the identical Seagate drive minus the PlayStation logo for my kid brother works great so save the 30 dollars maybe for some downloadable content cuz a regular drive is plug and play compatible too so skip the logo unless you just have money to burn and if so I’ll post my address and you can send it to me…..lol

Rdeutsch8365 said:

January 29th, 9:33 am

Just paid 60 bucks for the identical Seagate drive minus the PlayStation logo for my kid brother works great so save the 30 dollars maybe for some downloadable content cuz a regular drive is plug and play compatible too so skip the logo unless you just have money to burn and if so I’ll post my address and you can send it to me…..lol…

Teflon02 said:

January 29th, 9:52 am

I bought one of these drives without thte logo and put in my ps4. I have a 4TB drive as extra storage and I paid $99CAD for it lol. It’s nice to see Sony’s actually doing that to make it alot easier for people to get and understand etc. But it’s a bit late. Update 4.5 was the update that added the usb storage? I can’t remember, but if that’s the newest update why does it need this update? I’ve been using a 4TB External since the storage update

AvatarRuff said:

January 29th, 10:45 am

2TB? man that ain’t even enough

saike1 said:

January 29th, 12:34 pm

Terrible

BYAG_COD4_GOTCHA said:

January 29th, 12:47 pm

What about a portable ps4 like roku stick

xxnike629xx said:

January 29th, 1:07 pm

$89.99 for an external HDD from Seagate?
No thanks.

Even though it’s officially licensed, the fact that it’s manufactured by Seagate is a no-no IMO.
In regards to HDD or SSDs, I trust Western Digital and Samsung more.
I’d rather spend a little more and get something that is better quality.
Seagate is not the best choice with computer storage.

To give you an idea of other storage products…

Western Digital

1. Gaming Drive (WDBM1M0040BBK-WESN) .. $119.99
4 TB portable HDD

2. WD My Passport Ultra (WDBFTM0040BSL-WESN) … $119.99
4 TB portable HDD

3. WD MY PASSPORT SSD (WDBKVX0020PSL-WESN) … $369.99
2 TB portable SSD

4. WD 3D NAND SSD 2 TB (WDS200T2B0A) … $309.99
2 TB internal SSD

Samsung

5. Samsung T5 SSD (MU-PA2T0B/AM) … $479.99
2 TB portable SSD

6. Samsung 860 EVO 4 TB (MZ-76E4T0B/AM) … $699.99
4 TB internal SSD

borictarzan said:

January 29th, 1:19 pm

Seagate 1tb for years now and it works great don’t know about others brands if they support storage

    borictarzan said:

    January 29th, 1:24 pm

    And compatible with older gentleman consoles formated of course

stickfrog said:

January 29th, 1:42 pm

Yeah, I just bought a 4TB drive for $120. Works great. Plus any account on the PS4 can access games as far as I know.

maxdefcon said:

January 29th, 2:01 pm

People aren’t happy unless they are complaining about something. Yes, most know there are cheaper drives or better ones. However, some people aren’t technical and will see this branded for PS4 and therefore purchase it.

    MrBeens said:

    January 29th, 2:38 pm

    It’s not complaining, it’s called informing. You’re absolutely right that people will see this branded for PS4 and therefore purchase it, and we’re here to help them from throwing away their money in ignorance.

    Jisatsu_Kiddo said:

    January 30th, 5:30 pm

    It is complaining, if the less knowing REALLY wanted to know thety would do research or look into it. The only way they are “throwing away money” is if it external doesn’t work.

usnjcooper said:

January 30th, 2:01 am

I have a standard PS4 and use a Turtle Beach Gold headset which uses a dongle and I also have a 2TB Seagate external HD; These two things alone take up all the USB ports; I’ve been looking into switching from a TV screen to a nice CPU monitor to play on but can’t due to the lack of ports; not to mention if I ever wanted to use a keyboard and/or mouse (yes I’m aware you can use wireless for those last two things but that’s not the point); Realistically we need 4 or 5 USB ports;

JMBlakk said:

January 30th, 6:40 am

SMH, I just brought the exact seagate model without the PS logo for $60 last week at Target. They trying to get them people that don’t know the difference

Black_MagicWoman said:

January 30th, 7:38 am

You can get the same exact drive from Amazon, minus the fancy box and PS logo. It’s been out for a couple of years I believe. I purchased mine last year during Black Friday, and paid only $42 bucks and change.

I guess the Sony stockholders need to get paid lol.

MMChepen said:

January 30th, 9:56 am

what about other countries? like argentina. i need one.

TheManuPro said:

January 30th, 10:26 am

I’m amazed about all the people that already have even bigger HDDs connected to their PS4. Why do you need the space? I delete an old game before installing a new game. If I ever wanted to play an old game again, I would download it again. One reason I could think of is your internet speed. I have a 50Mbps, and games download and install really fast. Do you have lower speeds?

jiaxinrisder said:

January 30th, 5:26 pm

Why i want to buy this after seeing this ad? ?? Am I stupid???

ctfg23 said:

January 30th, 6:28 pm

I just got the 4TB WD Elements drive for $100. A more reliable brand and double the storage for an additional $10.

Styco_032 said:

January 30th, 6:57 pm

I paid $90 for a 4tb WD with free shipping on ebay about 5 months ago. Works great, no more deleting games to make room anymore. I have somewhat slow internet since I use internet via my phone. Takes about 6 to 8 hours for a 40gb game download.
As one comment mentioned.. A big pita is if you take this over to a friends, if you both have the game installed it will ask for one of the games to be deleted either from the hard drive or your friends console in order to use the external hard drive.
And also dont forget to deactivate your ps4 at home where the main ps4 was that had the HD attached to it. I WASNT able to deactivate mine from his house using online features. You have to deactivate in order to use this on someone elses console.

    Styco_032 said:

    January 31st, 5:43 am

    Heres one just like I have for $84.99. Its New with free shipping on ebay thats located in Texas. Its the Western Digital My Passport 4tb 3.0 usb. Dont get the Mac one if this is sold. They only have the One.

    Its worked great for me and Ive had mine for about 5 months and still going. This is $5 less than what I paid for mine.

KnightSlayer459 said:

January 30th, 11:10 pm

Money grab I assume?

twinks1998 said:

January 31st, 4:03 am

I got a 4tb hard drive from Best Buy for $99.00 why would I pay so much for a 2tb I’ll just go back to Best Buy and I didn’t have to pay shipping and I got it the same day. They also have a 2tb hard drive for $30.00 so don’t pay $90+ just because it has a PlayStation logo

dexter419 said:

January 31st, 6:46 am

I bought the Seagate Firecuda 2TB drive for the internals of the PS4 pro and added a 8tb external just in case.

FATHASUN said:

January 31st, 7:29 am

This here is what the extra cost is somewhat justified:

“Easy to bring to a friend’s place to play your games on another PS4 system (do note, once content is stored on the drive, the content can only be accessed by the account that transferred the content)”.

Correct me if I am wrong but to my knowledge i can just plug in my External into another PS4 and play my games can ?

I have an 8 TB external and can bring. My 100s of games everywhere if that the case. A portable arcade basically.

Can someone confirm or deny?

    Ujn said:

    January 31st, 8:08 am

    Well Sony needs to clarify this, however I will say that I was not able to plug my 8tb drive from my old PS4 into my PS4 Pro. The PS4 Pro didn’t even recognize that an external drive was connected. Only a brand new 8tb drive that had to be formatted by the PS4 Pro was recognized. Original 8tb unrecognized drive works fine when plugged back into original PS4. So unless Sony has done something special with this drive to make “portable”, I’ve not been able to use any of my HDDs on different PS4 consoles which I own and use the same profile.

    Kharmeister said:

    January 31st, 10:04 am

    That sounds weird. There shouldn’t be any difference between this drive and a generic one you can buy and reformat to serve the same purpose. Not sure what’s happening with the guy who is not able to use the hard drive on his PS4 pro and regular PS4, but could it also have something to do with the PS4 pro having content that’s not compatible on the regular PS4? Unlikely but that’s my stab in the dark.

Ujn said:

January 31st, 8:03 am

I’ll pay the inflated price if you allow me to plug it into my PS3 and use the external HDD for games on my PS3… what say you? Your move Sony.

BaseManDan said:

January 31st, 8:25 am

Purchased two Seagate 2TB for half the price they are asking, any Seagate will work on the PS4 including the Xbox Seagate. I love Playstation but I am not stupid enough to pay for logo. Wait till it gets cheaper in six months because of poor sales then I will buy. 2TB almost filled and will need more.

Kharmeister said:

January 31st, 9:57 am

The biggest design flaw of the launch PS4/PS4 slim is the lack of USB port on the back. Someone earlier in the thread suggested that more USB ports “impact the design” of the machine. Well, you know what is even more impacting, in a negative way? Having to plug an external hard drive into the front of your snazzy looking console, not to mention using up one of the precious USB ports that you usually need for other things, such as charging controllers, using PSVR, etc. I personally hate having wires sticking out of the front of my machines as well, so I’m thankful that I can at least install a much bigger hard drive internally (for the same price or likely much less than what this branded 2TB drive costs).

Hopefully Sony will consider the needs of consumers more carefully and design the PS5 with at least ONE USB 3.0 port on the back. A USB HUB can be plugged in the back discreetly, so it’s not like we need a ludicrous amount (like the original 7 ports Sony promised with the original $600 PS3!). A rear USB port should not be reserved to premium units like the PS4 Pro. It needs to be a standard feature.

peanut91342 said:

January 31st, 7:10 pm

I installed an internal 2TB into my PS4 about 2 years ago, I didnt want an external 2TB because of the ugly wire having to be infront of my system all the time, I dont regret it one bit I believe I paid around 90.00 for the kit from SeaGate.im very happy I went this route , plus I still have a great deal of storage .

waynenut76 said:

February 1st, 6:13 am

For charging station I got this. Works great and just drop in. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FLLFJ68/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_KnfvCbNCQW9XE

Frees up need for usb port on console or manually plugging in. Right next to couch and just pick it up and play.

Also did a standard WD 4tb drive for less. Branding is overrated. Not going to break or void anything.

ratt20 said:

February 1st, 10:30 pm

I LOL at this puny thing, I use a 8TB external hard drive for my add on game storage :P. Hopefully they increase this 2TB one to 16TB by the time PS5 comes out or just have the PS5 release with that much internal storage :)

manic232 said:

February 4th, 6:59 am

I really hope this comes to the UK. I want one!

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