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1 hour ago, Popo said:

Which SSD do I want for for my non Series X games? And is it this one:

 

Samsung 870 QVO 1 TB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (MZ-77Q1T0) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B089QXQ1TV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fabc_t-o9FbEYQW26Y


I don’t think you can go far wrong with a Samsung, Crucial, WD etc etc - I’ve had a Sunbow (who) since launch and it’s been great, I would say push for a 2tb drive tho as it’s easy to fill....

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Oops just bought a Series S, I didn't mean to they just had it in stock locally and I couldn't help myself. Don't need an X as I don't have a 4K TV. 

 

Anyone want to buy a ps4 and vr kit so I don't get my cock chopped off by my wife :lol:

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14 hours ago, Popo said:

Which SSD do I want for for my non Series X games? And is it this one:

 

Samsung 870 QVO 1 TB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (MZ-77Q1T0) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B089QXQ1TV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fabc_t-o9FbEYQW26Y

 

That's an internal drive that you'd need to fit into a PC or laptop. You need an external drive with a USB cable if you want to use it on the Xbox.

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46 minutes ago, Garwoofoo said:

 

That's an internal drive that you'd need to fit into a PC or laptop. You need an external drive with a USB cable if you want to use it on the Xbox.

 

I recall them using an internal drive with serial to USB adapter in the DF comparison video, presumably this is fine?

 

Or is it just better to buy an external?

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5 minutes ago, Popo said:

 

I recall them using an internal drive with serial to USB adapter in the DF comparison video, presumably this is fine?

 

Or is it just better to buy an external?


I bought the exact adapter thing DF recommended - it’s perfect, the external drives all look nice and secure connection so no worries about it not being in an enclosure. 

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Digital Foundry mentioned that while reduced load times are in part due to the SSD, decompression of data also plays a role, and the much faster CPU in the Series consoles enables that. I've been playing Halo 5 from a standard 5400rpm drive and the difference in loading times is really impressive. 

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For those of you who have bought the Series S, do you feel its worth the upgrade on the base Xbox One or Xbox S? Does it feel like good value or enough of a "next gen" upgrade versus the last gen base consoles?

 

My original intention to hold out for a Series X, but as its unlikely that I'll have the additional £500 - £1200 for a decent 4k/ OLED telly needed to go with it for quite sometime (a few years) I'm now thinking of of getting the Series S but would love to know if those who've made that leap feel it's worth it?

 

I'm aware of the drawbacks of the lack of a disc  drive and the small SSD, and more interested to understand if feels/ looks/ plays like a proper next gen upgrade for those whove made a similar upgrade?

 

 

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6 minutes ago, Tim said:

For those of you who have bought the Series S, do you feel its worth the upgrade on the base Xbox One or Xbox S? Does it feel like good value or enough of a "next gen" upgrade versus the last gen base consoles?

 

My original intention to hold out for a Series X, but as its unlikely that I'll have the additional £500 - £1200 for a decent 4k/ OLED telly needed to go with it for quite sometime (a few years) I'm now thinking of of getting the Series S but would love to know if those who've made that leap feel it's worth it?

 

I'm aware of the drawbacks of the lack of a disc  drive and the small SSD, and more interested to understand if feels/ looks/ plays like a proper next gen upgrade for those whove made a similar upgrade?

 

 

Just wait for an X. It's better in every single way. 

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12 minutes ago, Tim said:

For those of you who have bought the Series S, do you feel its worth the upgrade on the base Xbox One or Xbox S? Does it feel like good value or enough of a "next gen" upgrade versus the last gen base consoles?

 

My original intention to hold out for a Series X, but as its unlikely that I'll have the additional £500 - £1200 for a decent 4k/ OLED telly needed to go with it for quite sometime (a few years) I'm now thinking of of getting the Series S but would love to know if those who've made that leap feel it's worth it?

 

I'm aware of the drawbacks of the lack of a disc  drive and the small SSD, and more interested to understand if feels/ looks/ plays like a proper next gen upgrade for those whove made a similar upgrade?

 

 


I’ve got a series X but the main issues seem to be:

 

1) HD space - if you buy an expansion card you’ve already spent as much as an X

2) the current enhancements seem to be resolution and frame rate. So most of the games you’ll just be getting 60fps as your next gen experience and even then not in all cases (I think?)

3) no disc drive. Not being able to trade games in may have a financial impact unless you just plan to use game pass.

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Just now, carlospie said:

Just wait for an X. It's better in every single way. 

 

Cheers, this was the initial plan and your probably right to be honest ... it's just the time and patience needed to save up for the X (and a decent OLED/ 4K TV to go with it)which is tempting me to get the S in the interim.

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1 minute ago, Strafe said:


I’ve got a series X but the main issues seem to be:

 

1) HD space - if you buy an expansion card you’ve already spent as much as an X

2) the current enhancements seem to be resolution and frame rate. So most of the games you’ll just be getting 60fps as your next gen experience and even then not in all cases (I think?)

3) no disc drive. Not being able to trade games in may have a financial impact unless you just plan to use game pass.

Thanks and points 1 & 3 here I could live with, but it's point 2 here that's the biggest concern ... if it's not much if greater experience to what to you've outlined here, I may just stick with the Xbox S for the time being and get the X at a (much) later stage

 

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Having had a launch one for years now I think the upgrades will be worth it to me, an X would be preferable but I don't want to spend that kind of money on a console.

One of the biggest plus points will be the speed of loading as that's a real bug of mine. Admittedly I did completely forget about the lack of disc drive but I can't remember the last time I actually used a disc so that's not such an issue.

 

With regards to storage, can I plug the old USB hard drive I use on my Xbox One and access the content rather than downloading it all over again?

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6 minutes ago, Fletch said:

With regards to storage, can I plug the old USB hard drive I use on my Xbox One and access the content rather than downloading it all over again?

 

Yes, but unless you copy the games to the internal hard drive you won't be seeing any increase in loading speeds.

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27 minutes ago, bluejmc2005 said:

Hey all, any tips to deal with a very sticky right trigger button? 


Does it stick when fully depressed?

 

Mine was doing this. There’s a small rubber pad that wears away and causes the trigger to stick. Removing the pad does the trick. I think you can access this without a screwdriver, just pop the back off the right side of the controller.

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Just now, Majora said:

 

Yes, but unless you copy the games to the internal hard drive you won't be seeing any increase in loading speeds.

 

That's cool for the stuff I play less often that will be OK. 

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Just now, StoooTube said:


Does it stick when fully depressed?

 

Mine was doing this. There’s a small rubber pad that wears away and causes the trigger to stick. Removing the pad does the trick. I think you can access this without a screwdriver, just pop the back off the right side of the controller.

Yep exactly that. Pad not used a lot either. I'll have a look at the right side nice one mate 

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15 minutes ago, Tim said:

Thanks and points 1 & 3 here I could live with, but it's point 2 here that's the biggest concern ... if it's not much if greater experience to what to you've outlined here, I may just stick with the Xbox S for the time being and get the X at a (much) later stage

 

 

Let me put it this way. I’ve got a series X and I’m not feeling much in the way of ‘next gen’. It’s more like getting a one x after a Xbox one, or the latest iPhone.

 

This of course is likely to change once the proper next gen Xbox exclusives come out.

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2 hours ago, Tim said:

For those of you who have bought the Series S, do you feel its worth the upgrade on the base Xbox One or Xbox S? Does it feel like good value or enough of a "next gen" upgrade versus the last gen base consoles?

 

My original intention to hold out for a Series X, but as its unlikely that I'll have the additional £500 - £1200 for a decent 4k/ OLED telly needed to go with it for quite sometime (a few years) I'm now thinking of of getting the Series S but would love to know if those who've made that leap feel it's worth it?

 

I'm aware of the drawbacks of the lack of a disc  drive and the small SSD, and more interested to understand if feels/ looks/ plays like a proper next gen upgrade for those whove made a similar upgrade?

 

 

 

It's a massive upgrade on either of those machines. It feels next gen, and I am using it on an OLED quite happily, without feeling it's underpowered.

 

If it will be your main console, though, just get an X, as by selling games you'll make the £200 back in no time. Mine is largely a Game Pass machine.

 

I just plugged in an external drive that I had knocking about, but if you factor in £40-70 if you don't have one already, it makes even less sense when compared to the X.

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Thanks for all your replies, It would seem holding out for  the X is the better option, I just have to address the main bottle neck of funding a decent 4k telly to go make it all worth it

 

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@Tim - I’d get a Series S if I were you. I got a Series X and relegated my old One X to my study. Then saw a really good trade in offer to upgrade my One X to a Series S (effectively costing me only £70 to upgrade). Find myself using the Series S much more than I did the One X because it has the same ridiculously quick loading times and quick resume that the Series X has. For me, that’s the best feature of these new consoles, and means I play much more (and more variety) than I did on the One X as it’s just so quick and easy to turn on and play for 15 mins or so. 
 

In the last week or so, I reckon I’ve actually spent more time on the Series S than the Series X  

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5 minutes ago, Bushtopher said:

@Tim - I’d get a Series S if I were you. I got a Series X and relegated my old One X to my study. Then saw a really good trade in offer to upgrade my One X to a Series S (effectively costing me only £70 to upgrade). Find myself using the Series S much more than I did the One X because it has the same ridiculously quick loading times and quick resume that the Series X has. For me, that’s the best feature of these new consoles, and means I play much more (and more variety) than I did on the One X as it’s just so quick and easy to turn on and play for 15 mins or so. 
 

In the last week or so, I reckon I’ve actually spent more time on the Series S than the Series X  


Is that because it’s in your study though?

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1 hour ago, Strafe said:


Is that because it’s in your study though?


Yeah, that’s a a fair point!

 

I’m also finding that there are some games I prefer playing on a monitor at a desk (which I don’t think I’ve done since my Amiga days!), and some which feel better on the big screen. Maybe it’s my old eyes!

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3 hours ago, Tim said:

Thanks for all your replies, It would seem holding out for  the X is the better option, I just have to address the main bottle neck of funding a decent 4k telly to go make it all worth it

 


The S is a fantastic next gen console. I had a One S a year ago and it didn’t get much game time, the Series S is a huge jump from there and improves upon its last gen variant in every single way. The Series X is for those with 4k TVs etc, if you’re not interested in that then there’s little point in spending the extra £200. Both play the same next gen games suited to the TV set up you have.  If you plan on having a 4K tv in the near future than you might want an X to future proof yourself in that regard. 


Memory size isn’t as simple 512gb v 1tb. Series S/X games have different download sizes that’s at least a third smaller on the S due to not having the 4K assets. So the difference in the amount of actual S/X games each system can hold is much smaller than what simply comparing the SSD size differences would suggest. 
 

The biggest difference is whether you’d want a disc drive or not and whether that’s worth £200. That depends on your habit as a gamer. I’ve been all digital with the Xbox since the 360 days, due to convenience and that physical game value are so minimal anyway.  If you have lots of physical copies of Xbone/360 games than this may sway you to an X. 
 

If you want next gen Xbox gaming at this moment then an S definitely wouldn’t disappoint and it’s aesthetics is a very nice bonus. 

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