New Cheaper 1TB Expansion Card For The Xbox Series Shows Up Online

The well-known model Western Digital might quickly introduce a brand new 1TB enlargement card for Xbox Sequence consoles that’s significantly cheaper than its opponents. Known as “WD_BLACK C50 Enlargement Card for Xbox”, the not-yet-released product has lately been listed on Greatest Purchase’s web site however is presently unavailable for buy. It was designed to develop the storage of Xbox Sequence consoles by a whopping 1TB.

The Xbox Sequence consoles launched again in 2020 with a proprietary reminiscence card system to extend the machines’ storage capability and at launch, Seagate supplied 1TB, 2TB, and 512GB playing cards. This new card will value $179.99, which is considerably cheaper than Microsoft’s 1TB card, which retails for $220 (though it’s typically out of inventory).

Seagate gives enlargement to the Xbox Sequence charging $220 for 1 TB. The brand new WD card will value $179.99.

Whereas the Sequence consoles provide different reminiscence enlargement choices or the power to retailer video games on third-party onerous drives, the enlargement card system is exclusive in that it’s totally appropriate with Xbox’s Fast Resume function, which signifies that video games may be saved in a playable state immediately on the enlargement playing cards relatively than on typical USB onerous drives (that retailer video games in “chilly storage”). USB drives can nonetheless be used to retailer video games, however customers want to repeat them into the system’s inner storage or considered one of these enlargement playing cards to play Xbox Sequence video games; older titles can run natively from the HDD.

In distinction, the PS5 makes use of “generic onerous drives” produced by a number of producers for its storage enlargement, which typically signifies that enlargement costs are decrease than on Xbox however this finally ends up delivering inconsistent efficiency between onerous drives, requiring the consumer to perform a little research earlier than purchases (in contrast to Microsoft’s “plug-and-play” answer).

We nonetheless don’t have any launch dates for the yet-to-be-announced product however, for the reason that leak confirmed up lately, we might not have to attend for a very long time. Let’s maintain our eyes open within the subsequent couple of days!

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