Gamestop does not accept external hard drives as a trade in.
How do I know if my external hard drive is compatible with GameStop?
When you bring your external hard drive into a GameStop, our trained experts will quickly evaluate it to ensure it meets our compatibility standards. We test for things like read/write speed, connector type, and overall condition. If your hard drive meets our standards, we'll give you a quote for how much cash or trade-in credit you'll receive.
What happens if I lose my external hard drive at GameStop?
If you lose your external hard drive at GameStop, you may be out of luck. The store's policy is that they are not responsible for lost or stolen items, so you will likely have to file a police report and hope that the person who finds it returns it to you. In the meantime, you will need to back up your data elsewhere to avoid losing it permanently.
Can I trade in my external hard drive at GameStop?
Yes, you can trade in your external hard drive at GameStop. You will need to take it to the customer service desk and show them the hard drive. They will give you a quote for how much they will give you for the trade.
Frequently Asked Questions
What type of hard drive does a gaming console use?
The Playstation 4 gaming console uses a 500GB 5400 RPM SATA II Hard drive.
What are the different types of external hard drives?
Internal hard drives are plugged into the back of a PC, another device like an external hard drive dock, or over USB and generally use 4.2 or 3.5-inch HDDs. HDD: A typical internal hard drive is an enclosed housing with spinning disks inside, typically used to store computer data. They are large (in terms of capacity) and slow; however, they offer low costs per gigabyte. SSD: An SSD performs better than a typical HDD in most cases because it accesses data faster, which makes it perfect for operating systems and programs that require quick responsiveness. In addition, an SSD does not suffer from storage space limitations like HDDs and can be larger (up to 2TB) without incurring extra costs. While SSDs are more expensive up front than HDDs, the benefits may well justify the cost in the long run. For example, an 80GB SSD will last 10 years compared to only 5 years for a comparable 80GB HDD
What power supply do I need for a desktop external hard drive?
Desktop external hard drives usually require an AC wall plug, but some also include a USB to AC adaptor.
What is a desktop hard drive?
A desktop hard drive is essentially a hard drive the same as that inside your computer put in to an external case. They are available in large sizes and are generally a cheaper option than portable hard drives.
Are hard drives good for gaming?
Yes, hard drives are generally good for gaming. A multiple storage devices can help to expand memory, but some HDD also available that have enough capacity to store the games. Today's games can consume a lot of disk space, so it will become hard to store it on a regular drive.