Two New Sizes For Xbox Series X/S Expansion Cards Coming Soon

If you’re worried about filling up your Xbox Series X or S internal drive and want to add some more high-speed storage to the console, you’ll have two new options coming in the next two months.

Seagate is currently the only brand in town selling the hardware for drives that fit the proprietary Storage Expansion Card slot on Microsoft’s newest consoles. Announced on Xbox Wire today, Seagate will be selling two new Expansion Card sizes: 512MB for $139.99 and 2TB for $399.99. They will join the existing 1TB drives that were released last fall with the Xbox Series consoles. These units retail at $219.99.

Those looking to expand your storage for Xbox One or older games can do just fine with a standard USB external drive, but if you want more space for new-gen games, you’ll have to rely on these storage cards that plug into a particular slot on the Series consoles. It all comes down to how quickly games must process data to offer faster loading speeds, higher quality graphics and textures. The Expansion Card slot, along with the specially built storage cards, is designed to allow games to play like they’re installed on the internal SSD.

The 512MB Seagate Storage Expansion Card is available at Walmart for preorder now. It will be released in mid November. If you’re looking for a 2TB card, that device will be available in early December with pre-orders starting in November.

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