Western Digital My Passport X Review
So, one of the most frequent questions I see asked daily by our Facebook Community group is ‘What Hard Drive is the best?’ You probably already know that most Xbox One games require a massive amount of storage space on the internal hard drive whether you have the 500GB or 1TB version of the console. Therefore you will likely need a extremal Hard Drive at some point and sometimes it’s best to get it before you need it. This is especially true when there are a lot of games coming out you’re planning to buy. Xbox One storage is easy with My Passport X.
My Passport X gives up to room for around 50* Xbox One games and up to 250* Xbox 360 games, perfect for the digital gamer. The My Passport X drive is therefore a great way to expand your Xbox gaming experience. There’s lots I really love about this Hard Drive compared to others. It’s so small and easily transported that you could really take your gaming titles wherever you want. You could even plug it into your friend’s Xbox One or Xbox 360 and then it’s game on! Also not needing external power is a massive bonus- no carrying around plugs or long power leads anymore. Data transfer rates through USB 3.0 up to 5 Gb/s (max) and through USB 2.0 up to 480 Mb/s (max). It comes with a short USB cable as stated below (What’s Included) and sits perfectly on next to your console.
So let’s consider some of the key features and specs.
First Question is… How many more games can I store?
- 2 TB is about 50 more games on Xbox One and about 250 more games on Xbox 360.
Western Digital say the number of games is based on a 36 GB average per game for Xbox One, and 7 GB for Xbox 360. The number of games you can store on this hard drive will vary based on the size of each game, other stored programs, formatting, and other factors.
What are The DIMENSIONS?
- Space : 2 TB
Height: 4.33 in (110 mm)
Depth: 0.83 in (20.96 mm)
Width: 3.21 in (81.6 mm)
Weight: 0.50 lb (0.23 kg)
Second Question is What Does The Package Include?
- Portable gaming drive
- USB cable
- Quick install guide
What about Compatibility?
- Works with Xbox One! Also works with Xbox 360 and PC.
- Reformatting required depending on system used.
Will I need to Plug this into the Power Mains?
- No this does not need external powering. Simply Plug into you’re Console and you’re away to go!
The My Passport X utilises the speed of USB 3.0, meaning a lightning-quick gaming experience. My Passport X is backwardly compatible with USB 2.0 ports on Xbox 360 consoles. It’s the first Hard Drive by WD to be built for a great gaming performance for Xbox One and Xbox 360 users and it’s great that it can also be used for PC! (Remember Windows 10 is just around the corner!)
Of Course your data is important, so WD have durability at the forefront of their mind in designing the drive. The drive features increased shock tolerance and a commitment to long-term reliability. This is backed up with the peace of mind offered in a 2 year limited warranty covering typical use (terms may vary by country).
You can buy the hard drive directly from WD or Game, Amazon and other retailers for around £74.99