Seagate is a computer hardware manufacturer specializing in electronic data storage. One of the more recent additions to their hard drive portfolio is the Seagate game drive. While Seagate game drives are extremely reliable hardware, no technology is perfect. Gillware can help if you find your Xbox Seagate game drive not working.
What is a Seagate Game Drive?
Specialized Seagate game drives are offered for Xbox, PlayStation, and PC gamers alike. While a standard external hard drive will likely encounter performance limitations if you attempt to save and play a console game, Seagate Xbox and PlayStation game drives are designed for seamless performance with each console’s unique system architecture. Seagate game drives for Xbox can provide up to 8TB of additional storage space and Seagate game drives for PlayStation offer up to 5TB of additional storage.
What Causes Xbox Seagate Game Drives to Stop Working?
The Seagate line of game drives has been extremely well received by the video game playing community. The Seagate Game Drive for Xbox Game Pass Special Edition 4TB available on Amazon has over 55 thousand reviews (with an average of 4.5 / 5 stars). It’s important to emphasize that while there may be 55,000 reviews, not every buyer writes a review, and in many scenarios a majority of buyers don’t write reviews. Th Xbox 4TB external hard drive is just a single member of the Seagate game drive series. With this many Xbox Seagate game drives currently in use, it’s hardly surprising that some of these drives are experiencing issues. The problems discussed in this section are far from an indictment of Seagate, they are simply issues that can impact any hard drive.
Seagate Game Drive Clicking
There’s no getting around it. A clicking Seagate game drive is simply bad news. When a hard drive is operating normally, there should be no distinct noises coming from the drive. You may hear a steady, faint, hum from the spindle motor spinning the platters, but any clicking or beeping noise is an indication of a serious problem. Continuing to operate a clicking or beeping hard drive is strongly discouraged by Gillware data recovery engineers. If you ignore this sage wisdom, you will likely do additional damage to a drive that’s already on its last legs. Disconnect the device and reach out to Gillware ASAP if your Seagate game drive clicks or beeps.
Seagate Game Drive Not Showing Up
An external hard drive like the Seagate game drive is designed to provide additional storage in a compact form factor that is removable and portable. When an external hard drive that was previously working does not show up, that is a huge red flag. A likely explanation is hard drive failure. Hard drives fail for various reasons. Before you assume the worst, put some time and energy into figuring this scenario out. Did someone other than you use the Seagate game drive for any reason? Maybe a family member used your drive to back up photos without telling you. If you’ve exhausted all other options, it’s safe to assume your drive has failed. Fortunately, Gillware has extensive experience with data recovery from failed hard drives.
Data Recovery for Seagate Game Drives
Are the saved games on your Seagate game drive important to you? Personally, I don’t play many video games anymore, but I know how important my saved game data was back in the day. I remember being beside myself when I lost the games saved to a PlayStation 2 memory card. If you can relate, then Seagate game drive data recovery may be for you. Fortunately, Gillware has been recovering data from failed Seagate hard drives years before Seagate was even making a line of game drives.
Gillware is a professional data recovery laboratory. For nearly twenty years, Gillware has been restoring lost files from failed storage devices. What started as a vision by two brothers, has grown into a nationally recognized leader in data recovery. Over the last two decades, Gillware has amassed a considerable arsenal of proprietary hardware and software that enables our team to restore data in situations where other data recovery services would simply shrug their shoulders. If the data from your Seagate game drive is important to you, don’t hesitate to reach out to the professionals at Gillware data recovery.
Why Does Seagate Offer Game Drives?
Video games are a cultural cornerstone in much of the developed world. While the modern gamer likely plays at home, between 1980 and the turn of the century, people played video games at arcades. In the late 90s, video game consoles began seeing widespread adoption, and arcade attendance plummeted. Interestingly enough, gaming with mobile phones has impacted console sales. Regardless, many households own some variety of video game console.
Two of the most popular consoles ever released, the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, offer 250 GB and 180 GB (respectively) of storage space on their internal hard drives. The next generation to these consoles, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, only offer 500GB storage. With typical modern games each requiring over 100 GB of space, it makes sense that many console’s internal hard drives offer inadequate storage for an individual with a variety of games. Seagate recognized this trend well ahead of time and responded with a line of gamer focused hard drives.