Microsoft takes a fresh approach to storage with its Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, with speedy solid-state drives (SSDs) among the key upgrades between generations. That sees new games designed for Xbox Series X|S consoles mandate fast read and write speeds, causing complications in storage expansion. While USB external hard drives work with backward-compatible games, all titles designed with Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S considerations need that SSD storage to function.
That saw Microsoft partner with Seagate in delivering the Seagate Storage Expansion Card for Xbox, a custom 1TB SSD cartridge, matching Microsoft’s own internal SSD tech. Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S owners in the UK can now secure this storage card at its lowest price yet, down to £179.99 at Currys.
The main issue comes down to pricing, due to the notoriously costly PCIe 4.0 connectivity used by Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. It’s mostly in line with off-the-shelf SSDs in the PC space, reflecting the cutting-edge technology used by these consoles. “If you can get past the price you’ll at least be happy it’s a worthwhile investment,” said Windows Central editor, Richard Devine, in our Seagate Xbox Storage Expansion Card review. That makes any saving worth your consideration, making this accessory just a little more accessible.
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