The storage problem is one of the most disputed parts of the new Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles. The new NVME SSDs provide the quickest Xbox console loading speed in history, reducing titles like GTA V’s initial loading time from nearly two minutes to mere seconds. Both consoles, however, have very limited storage options, with 512 GB on the Xbox Series S and 1TB on the Xbox Series X. While this was initially excellent, game download sizes are now insanely large, with games like Call of Duty and Halo Infinite reaching or even breaking the 100GB threshold.
There is a workaround for Xbox. The Seagate official 1TB extension card is the greatest Xbox Series X and S SSD available right now. Unfortunately, because it is CFExpress, it is rather pricey, averaging $220. There may be less expensive choices on the way.
Recently, store listings in France teased a 512GB Seagate Xbox storage expansion card built for next-generation consoles. This would surely be significantly less expensive than the present 1TB option, perhaps even nearly half as expensive, given that it contains half the storage. According to an anonymous tip we recently got, those storage options may be available in time for the holiday season.
Seagate 512 GB Xbox Series X/S Storage Card
Seagate 512 GB Xbox Series X/S Storage Card Seagate 512 GB Xbox Series X/S Storage Card Seagate 512 GB Xbox Series X/S Storage Card Seagate 512 GB Xbox Series X/S Storage Card
It appears that Seagate will begin pushing their new 512GB Xbox storage expansion card as early as next week, as promotional materials have begun to appear at U.S. retailers. In addition to the 512GB expansion card, which essentially increases your internal storage, Seagate is planning to offer a USB-based SSD deep storage option, which will allow you to store games separately from the internal storage pool. While you won’t be able to run new-gen games from this USB-based expansion, moving them from the USB SSD to your internal SSD will be faster than downloading them all over again.
As of this writing, there is no indication of how much these storage solutions will cost, but we’ll keep you updated as soon as Seagate and Microsoft make these new accessories official.