Microsoft seems to be readying new Xbox expandable storage choices from different producers. A brand new Western Digital 1TB enlargement card for Xbox Sequence S / X consoles has been noticed early on Finest Purchase, priced at $179.99. It’s the primary time we’ve seen Xbox expandable storage that’s not manufactured by Seagate.
Microsoft initially launched Xbox expandable storage playing cards almost three years in the past with its Xbox Sequence S / X consoles. The 1TB playing cards have been priced at $219.99 and manufactured completely by Seagate. Whereas we’ve seen 512GB and 2TB choices seem from Seagate, costs have stubbornly remained excessive, regardless of related storage for PS5 consoles dropping considerably.
An extra producer for Xbox expandable storage is much-needed and can hopefully assist push costs in the appropriate path. Finest Purchase’s itemizing of the Western Digital C50 1TB enlargement card is $40 lower than the Seagate mannequin. At $179.99 it’s nonetheless massively overpriced for 1TB storage, particularly when you will discover a Samsung 980 Professional 1TB PCIe Gen4 drive for $79.99 proper now.
Microsoft determined to go together with proprietary storage for its Xbox Sequence X / S consoles, which makes the set up much more client pleasant. However pricing has suffered with solely a single producer. Sony opted for a fairly customary M.2 SSD expandable storage slot as an alternative, which permits PS5 house owners to make use of quite a lot of drives in the marketplace. You’ll be able to even use sluggish PCIe Gen4 drives on the PS5.
It’s not clear when Western Digital’s new 1TB enlargement card for Xbox can be out there. The Finest Purchase itemizing has no preorder dates, so we’ve reached out to each Western Digital and Microsoft to touch upon the itemizing.