Xbox One Elite 1 TB SSHD Bundle Now Available for Pre-Order at GameStop, Microsoft Store and Amazon
Do you want to get your hands on one of those spiffy newly announced Xbox One Elite bundles coming with the Elite controller and a one terabyte solid state hybrid drive? Now you can, as it’s finally available for pre-order.
Below you can see a couple of pictures, and a lovely 3D view, courtesy of GameStop.
Incidentally, since I’ve seen many get it wrong, the bundle includes a solid state hybrid drive, not a solid state drive. This means that only a small partition of the terabyte you get is a solid state cache. The rest uses a mechanical disk like your usual hard disk drive. While this still offers a nice gain in loading performance for your most used files (for instance the operating system), it’s not as relevant as the speed granted by a full fledged SSD.
That is, by the way, completely unsurprising, considering that a one terabyte SSD costs about $500 on its own, while a SSHD of the same size comes at a much more affordable eighty bucks.
That said, considering the fact that Elite controller costs $150 on its own, this bundle offers definitely great value for its price.