The Xbox Series X/S Expands Its Storage Card Choices

A 1TB (Xbox Series X) or 512GB SSD (Xbox Series S) isn’t much, especially considering the size of next-gen games. Sooner or later, you’ll need to increase or expand the size of your storage, and with Microsoft’s next-gen consoles, it certainly won’t be cheap.

Seagate previously revealed its 1TB Storage Expansion Card for the Xbox Series X and S, but now they have announced several more options; including more expensive ones with bigger storage and cheaper ones with less storage. These include the 512GB and 2TB Storage Expansion Cards for Xbox Series X/S.

The Seagate 512GB Storage Expansion Card for Xbox Series X/S is available for pre-order today from Walmart in the United States for US$139.99 and will launch in mid-November 2021. For other markets and availability, you can check your local retailer.

The Seagate 2TB Storage Expansion Card for Xbox Series X/S will be available for pre-order in November for US$399.99 and will launch in early December. The Seagate 2TB Storage Expansion Card will also be the next product featuring the Designed for Xbox Limited Series badge.

Microsoft has previously promised that all the accessories from the Xbox One will work on the Xbox Series X. While this applies for external hard drives too, the problem is that all Xbox Series X games must be installed to the console’s internal SSD or the Seagate Storage Expansion Card, both of which use the new PCIe 4.0 standard.

As a result, Xbox Series X games can be backed up to a normal USB external drive, but can’t be played from one. However, backwards-compatible Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Xbox games can still be played on the Xbox Series X even if they’re installed on a USB external drive.

For more details and information on how to install the Storage Expansion Cards on the Xbox Series X/S, head on over here.

Author: Alleef Ashaari

Aspiring writer. Born in Amsterdam, raised in Malaysia. Comics are my passion. A gamer and science fiction enthusiast. PSN: AlleefAshaari

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