Xbox Series X|S Storage Cards Get Cheaper: More Space for Your Games

Storage expansion for the Xbox Series X|S consoles has just gotten cheaper, as Seagate has announced a permanent price drop of its expansion cards.

New Pricing

The 512GB expansion card’s price has been reduced to $90, down from $140. Meanwhile, the 1TB version retails for $150 instead of the original $220, and the 2TB model is now priced at $270 from $400.

Increase in Game Sizes

This announcement was made at a time when game sizes are exponentially increasing. For example, Respawn’s recent release, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, takes up over 150GB of space, while games like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II and Red Dead Redemption 2 could take up most of a console’s storage potential.

Simple and Efficient Solution

The Seagate expansion card is designed to be inserted into a dedicated slot at the back of an Xbox Series X|S console, allowing it to function just like an internal SSD. This setup ensures lighting-fast loading times, Quick Resume function, and other benefits from the Xbox Velocity firmware. It’s just plug-and-play after purchasing the card.

Stock Availability

The 512GB expansion card for Xbox Series X|S consoles is currently sold out at various retailers. However, Amazon and Best Buy still have stock of the 1TB and 2TB versions at their new prices.

Potential Competition

Seagate’s new pricing has come at a good time. Western Digital also has an expansion card, the WD Black C50 Expansion Card, set to be released soon. However, the retail price of a 1TB model of the WD Black Expansion Card is $180, which is roughly twice the current retail price of Seagate’s 1TB expansion drive for the Xbox Series X|S consoles.

Final Thoughts

Seagate’s strategy of permanently reducing the prices of its Xbox Series X|S expansion cards presents an excellent opportunity for gamers who need more storage space.

With modern games becoming larger and more demanding of storage space, a relevant and viable solution is vital. Seagate has provided that solution, and with this price drop, even more gamers will be able to benefit from the expansion cards.


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