Microsoft takes a fresh approach to storage with its Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, with speedy solid-state drives (SSDs) among the key upgrades between generations. That sees new games designed for Xbox Series X|S consoles mandate fast read and write speeds, causing complications in storage expansion. While USB external hard drives work with backward-compatible games, all titles designed with Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S considerations need that SSD storage to function.

That saw Microsoft partner with Seagate in delivering the Seagate Storage Expansion Card for Xbox, a custom 1TB SSD cartridge, matching Microsoft's own internal SSD tech. Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S owners in the UK can now secure this storage card at its lowest price yet, down to £179.99 at Currys.

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Seagate Expansion Card for Xbox Series X/S

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This 1TB expansion card is an Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S upgrade you won't regret, and an 18% limited-time saving makes this costly accessory just a little more accessible.

The Seagate Storage Expansion Card is currently the only official storage expansion for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, designed to work seamlessly with the consoles. The NVMe drive delivers the same 2.4 GB/s speeds, with a PCIe 4.0 connectivity providing a direct line to the CPU. It hooks up through a simple "Storage Expansion" port on the consoles, doubling the Xbox Series X's 825GB of usable space and over tripling the 364GB for Xbox Series S. The upshot is a seamless expansion of the internal SSD, without compromising function or load times.

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The main issue comes down to pricing, due to the notoriously costly PCIe 4.0 connectivity used by Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. It's mostly in line with off-the-shelf SSDs in the PC space, reflecting the cutting-edge technology used by these consoles. "If you can get past the price you'll at least be happy it's a worthwhile investment," said Windows Central editor, Richard Devine, in our Seagate Xbox Storage Expansion Card review. That makes any saving worth your consideration, making this accessory just a little more accessible.

The best hard drives for Xbox Series X and Series S come with hefty limitations, meaning only non-optimized Xbox One, Xbox 360, and original Xbox titles play on these drives. While third-party storage can store Xbox Series X|S Optimized titles, those with larger game collections will find themselves regularly juggling titles between storage locations. And in a world where titles like Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War surpass 200GB on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, the Seagate Storage Expansion Card could be a worthwhile long-term investment. Our guide on how to expand Xbox Series X|S storage provides a full breakdown of how that works.

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