Fantom Announces 5TB External Xbox One Hard Drive

Published: June 27, 2018 2:37 PM /


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Hard drive maestro Fantom has announced a colossal new 5TB external hard drive for use with Xbox One.

The rather catchily-named "Fantom Drives Xbox One Storage Drive & Hub" provides "massive game storage capacity and gamer mobility", according to a press release given by Fantom. The company says the drive will be able to store "up to 125 (50 GB) games on any Xbox without wires or cables". The latter is thanks to a USB connector built directly into the unit, circumventing the need for USB cables. There's also no external power supply; the drive piggybacks off the power the Xbox One kicks out.

In addition to being a hard drive, the new Fantom HDD is also a USB hub. The drive comes with 3 USB 3.0 ports, which can be used either as regular USB ports (for charging controllers, et cetera) or to attach even more additional storage. Fantom says only 2 USB ports can be used concurrently if you're connecting external hard drives, though.

Hamid Khorsandi, CEO of Fantom, says the company is "providing a highly mobile storage drive for the Xbox One" while maintaining a " to the gaming system to complement the gamer's investment".

The drive is part of the company's new Storage Drive & Hub series, which includes 2TB and 4TB versions of this 5TB model. Interested parties can also choose from 2 SSHD (solid state hard drive) models, which have reduced capacity but increased performance to compensate. These come in 1TB and 2TB variations. For the nerds among you (us included), it's a Seagate HDD inside the hub, whatever capacity you opt for. All of the new drives in Fantom's new range come with 3 USB ports. Every drive in the new series is compatible with every Xbox One model, too, although depending on which color console you own, the aesthetic might not be quite as on point.

The 5TB model retails for a kingly $249.95. Pricing for the other models is available via Fantom's official website, if you're interested with it starting at $119.95 for the 2TB hard drive or $109.95 for the 1TB solid state hard drive. If you're looking at picking up the 5TB model and want to also help support TechRaptor you can do so via an Amazon affiliate link.

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