New Xbox One Bundle Comes With 1TB Hybrid Drive, New Elite Controller For $499

Posted: August 31, 2015 by realjdobypr in News

TechCrunch

Microsoft just announced a new bundle for the Xbox One. The Xbox One Elite Bundle is the first bundle to come with Microsoft’s new Elite controller. But that’s not all as the company also switched to a hybrid 1TB SSD and HDD drive for the first time. This bundle costs $499.

Using a hybrid drive makes sense for a few reasons. Consoles now require you to install games on your hard drive before you can play. Most of the time, it means copying files from a BluRay to a hard drive and then loading the game from the hard drive. The 5400 RPM hard drive is the bottleneck when you install a game.

Moreover, having a faster hard drive means that games can load faster. Booting the console should be 20 percent faster as well. While, the PlayStation 4 has a replaceable hard drive, you can’t replace the Xbox…

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