Now, after a year’s long wait, Seagate is finally releasing a new expansion card that is somewhat more affordable. For $139, XBOX owners can now get 512GB of extra solid state storage. That’s kind of better, but when will the prices come down? Or better yet, where are the competing companies that usually help lower tech costs?
The new cards should be arriving later this month. The 512GB ones are currently available for order at Walmart.com. Oddly enough, the 1TB solid state drives have not dropped in price too much. They were initially listed at $250 MSRP. That’s nearly the cost of a Series S console! The price slipped to $219 earlier this year.
- Built-in partnership with Xbox to seamlessly match the full power of both the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.
- Add 512GB of peak performance storage to your Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S without sacrificing performance.
- Compatible with the Xbox Velocity Architecture—providing faster load times, richer environments, and more immersive gameplay
- Achieve the same performance of the Xbox Velocity Architecture when playing games that have been optimized for Xbox Series X
- Quick resume means gamers can switch between multiple titles in seconds—from either the internal SSD or the expansion card.
- Easily plugin and play, or remove the card and take your games with you
The one major complaint I heard about the XBOX Series X was the lack of affordable storage. Since the console launched last year, your options were to use standard USB hard drives or Seagate’s 1TB expansion card for over $200.
With the USB hard drives, you could not take full advantage of the Series X’s power. If you were like me, you’d have quickly filled up the X’s internal storage in a matter of hours during the first day.
Let us know your thoughts on this generation of consoles’ storage issues in the comments.
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