Xbox Series X|S 2TB And 512GB Storage Expansion Cards Coming Later This Year
Microsoft made a bold and somewhat contentious choice when it opted to rely on proprietary storage expansion cards as the sole means for expanding Xbox Series X|S new-gen game storage. While the sole option to this point for adding more space that can be used for playing Series X|S games has been the 1TB storage expansion card, Seagate has announced plans to roll out two alternatives in the coming months, including 512GB and 2TB options.
These cards will work identically to the existing 1TB ones, in that you simply plug it into the port on the rear of the console to use it–there’s no involved installation process, as with PS5’s M.2 SSDs. What changes, of course, are the prices: Whereas the 1TB card sells retails for $220 USD (and is occasionally discounted to the $190 range) the 512GB will sell for $140 and the 2TB will sell for a whopping $400. NVMe storage is never cheap, but these do put a premium on what you’d expect to pay if you were just browsing for a PC SSD in equivalent sizes.
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