Xbox Series X|S 512GB and 2TB Seagate Expansion Card SSDs announced
More options for more space.
What you need to know
- Seagate and Microsoft launched a 1TB Expansion Card SSD alongside the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.
- Seagate is now bringing two new models of this expansion card, with 512GB and 2TB offerings.
- These cards are available for $140 and $400 respectively and are set to be available in November and December 2021.
Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S players looking for more storage options can rejoice. Microsoft announced (opens in new tab) on Thursday that the Seagate Expansion Card offerings are growing. While Seagate previously offered a lone 1TB card, which is the only way to expand storage for current-generation games on Microsoft's latest consoles, Seagate will soon offer 512GB and 2TB expansion cards.
As the 1TB card is still available at retail for around $200, the 512GB and 2TB cards are appropriately priced lower and higher, respectively. The 512GB expansion card is $140 and available at Walmart right now, with orders shipping in November 2021. The 2TB card is $400, with preorders opening in November and the orders shipping out in December 2021.
Right now, these cards are easily the best SSDs for Xbox Series X|S users, as the high speeds are the only way to expand the internal storage of the consoles in order to play current-generation games, which are built for ultra-fast SSDs. This will become even more important as time goes on, with 2022 bringing major upcoming Xbox exclusive games like Arkane Austin's Redfall and Bethesda Game Studios' Starfield.
The no-compromise SSD for Xbox Series X and S
Microsoft and Seagate's custom NVMe SSD card is the only external storage capable of playing Xbox Series X and Series S titles. It's now available in a 512GB format at a much cheaper price.
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Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.
People keep comparing these prices to standard NVME storage, which is like comparing nvme to those nvme drives that are built on PCIe cards. storage tech in the same, but the interface is different. Seems some people have gotten cfexpress to m.2 nvme adapters working, if your don't mind essentially having the full length of the nvme drive sticking out. Wonder if anyone as used the xbox card in a camera??