Recently I was offered the opportunity to try out a pair of the Seagate IronWolf hard disks. If you have read any of my previous articles about storage, drives, and NAS (Network Attached Storage) for photographers, you’ll know one thing about me; I consider spinning media hard drives to be either “Dead or Dying from the moment they’re powered up.” This is mostly true.
PlayStation® and Seagate partnered to design a powerful external hard drive. The goal? Loads of capacity and perfect PS4™ performance so you can hold onto the games you love plus install new ones—and take all the games with you wherever you go.
Los Angeles-based writer Emily Rose Jacobson actor and the video game industry writer is often on the go. “The Game Drive fits really well into my lifestyle,” she says. “I can take it with me.” Busy playing and appreciating the storytelling power of games, Emily doesn’t just play them for fun. She plays in order to write reviews. That can get overwhelming—on her console. “With so many games out there, … sometimes it gets frustrating on my console because I need to download a new game, but … I don’t want to erase all my other games because I want to come back to them later. With the Game Drive, I don’t have to worry about that at all.”
The amount of e-waste that the world generates — and the lost economic potential from that waste — is staggering. An estimated 50 million metric tons of e-waste was generated in 2018, up from roughly 41.8 million metric tons in 2014. Most of this waste ends up in a landfill, or worse, on open land and in bodies of water. Tracking this waste is something that much of our industry ignores, and roughly 80 percent of it isn’t documented.