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Will you be buying this storage?

Yes 10 20.83%
 
No 38 79.17%
 
Total:48

Well, we now have an answer to how long it will take to move:

One of them comes from GamesBeat's Jeff Grubb who tested how long it takes to transfer files between various drives. In the video embedded above, Grubb moves Assassin's Creed Origins (which is a 49GB file) around his storage locations in different configurations. Here's what the tests found.

Moving Origins from an external SSD to an internal SSD took only 2 minutes and 18 seconds. The inverse, going from internal SSD to external SSD, took 4 minutes and 33 seconds. Probably most important, transferring from an external HDD to an internal SSD took 7 minutes and 46 seconds. Finally, moving from internal SSD to external HDD took 10 minutes and 36 seconds.

That third result is the one most people will want to keep in mind. It's the one that dictates whether they can live with swapping installs back and forth or whether they'd rather pony up for the official external SSD. Approximately 8 minutes to get the game where it needs to go in order to be played. Assuming next-gen installs are much bigger -- let's just call a file 100GB for convenience's sake -- it'll take about 16 minutes to transfer a game.

https://www.destructoid.com/stories/xbox-series-x-has-speedy-file-transfers-between-hdd-and-ssd-605065.phtml



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https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/seagate-game-drive-for-xbox-ssd/9082KXHLZ2XR/LCR8?activetab=pivot:overviewtab

Considering the external 1TB SSD is $199 that makes the $219 expendable storage seem reasonable.



AkimboCurly said:

I have a WD Black HDD 4TB which transfers at 140MB/s. (versus 3000-4000 MB/s for the seagate SSD). At that rate you could move the entirety of Call of Duty Modern Warfare (200GB) from the USB drive to the internal SSD drive in 25 minutes.

Yeah the 7 minutes for AC at 40GB is roughly 100MB/s. I'd love to know what HDD he was using because in theory with something like a 4TB WD Black HDD you could do it another 40% faster. 

This is clearly the better way to go for me. On PC I have a 500GB NVme and then a stack of really average sata hard drives (I think 6.4TB totall) i've acquired over the years where I stick my strategy games, movies and pictures, and games I've lost interest in. I'm used to moving things over and I will continue to because flash storage is expensive everywhere.



AkimboCurly said:
AkimboCurly said:

I have a WD Black HDD 4TB which transfers at 140MB/s. (versus 3000-4000 MB/s for the seagate SSD). At that rate you could move the entirety of Call of Duty Modern Warfare (200GB) from the USB drive to the internal SSD drive in 25 minutes.

Yeah the 7 minutes for AC at 40GB is roughly 100MB/s. I'd love to know what HDD he was using because in theory with something like a 4TB WD Black HDD you could do it another 40% faster. 

Or a MyBook Duo (Raid with 200 - 400 MB/s).

I just tested the copy time of Assassin's Creed: Origins (PC-Version, 71 GB) from my 28TB-HDD to my SATA-SSD: 03:36 minutes for the last 63 GB, ~4 minutes in total:



yvanjean said:
Well, we now have an answer to how long it will take to move:

One of them comes from GamesBeat's Jeff Grubb who tested how long it takes to transfer files between various drives. In the video embedded above, Grubb moves Assassin's Creed Origins (which is a 49GB file) around his storage locations in different configurations. Here's what the tests found.

Moving Origins from an external SSD to an internal SSD took only 2 minutes and 18 seconds.

2:18 min (138 seconds) to move or copy 49 GB ain't that impressive for NVME-SSDs, that's just 355 MB/s.

An external HDD-Raid ain't that much slower:



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AkimboCurly said:
AkimboCurly said:

I have a WD Black HDD 4TB which transfers at 140MB/s. (versus 3000-4000 MB/s for the seagate SSD). At that rate you could move the entirety of Call of Duty Modern Warfare (200GB) from the USB drive to the internal SSD drive in 25 minutes.

Yeah the 7 minutes for AC at 40GB is roughly 100MB/s. I'd love to know what HDD he was using because in theory with something like a 4TB WD Black HDD you could do it another 40% faster. 

This is clearly the better way to go for me. On PC I have a 500GB NVme and then a stack of really average sata hard drives (I think 6.4TB totall) i've acquired over the years where I stick my strategy games, movies and pictures, and games I've lost interest in. I'm used to moving things over and I will continue to because flash storage is expensive everywhere.

A Western Digital Mybook Duo can do 364.63MB/s read/353.52MB/s write in sequential... 20 Terabytes, Raid 0. Hard to pass up in my opinion if you want cold storage for the entire generation with additional redundancy.

This will be my approach I think.



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Conina said:

yvanjean said:
Well, we now have an answer to how long it will take to move:

One of them comes from GamesBeat's Jeff Grubb who tested how long it takes to transfer files between various drives. In the video embedded above, Grubb moves Assassin's Creed Origins (which is a 49GB file) around his storage locations in different configurations. Here's what the tests found.

Moving Origins from an external SSD to an internal SSD took only 2 minutes and 18 seconds.

2:18 min (138 seconds) to move or copy 49 GB ain't that impressive for NVME-SSDs, that's just 355 MB/s.

An external HDD-Raid ain't that much slower:

I just saw the 4TB model cost a around the price of the xbox card. Thats pretty good. Or Are we missing something with the xbox card cuz 355MB/s seems kind of slow.



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eva01beserk said:

I just saw the 4TB model cost a around the price of the xbox card. Thats pretty good. Or Are we missing something with the xbox card cuz 355MB/s seems kind of slow.

You'll probably even get a 8 TB or 10 TB model for that price on Cyberday / Black Friday.

Disadvantage: It's huge compared to an external SSD or external 2.5'' HDD.



Conina said:

I just tested the copy time of Assassin's Creed: Origins (PC-Version, 71 GB) from my 28TB-HDD to my SATA-SSD: 03:36 minutes for the last 63 GB, ~4 minutes in total:

Not having Anno1503 on your drive renders your work incomplete



drkohler said:
Conina said:

I just tested the copy time of Assassin's Creed: Origins (PC-Version, 71 GB) from my 28TB-HDD to my SATA-SSD: 03:36 minutes for the last 63 GB, ~4 minutes in total:

Not having Anno1503 on your drive renders your work incomplete

My PC retail games are in the Games folder, not in the Uplay folder.