Microsoft reveals 2TB and 512GB SSD expansions for their Xbox Series X and S consoles

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Microsoft reveals 2Tb and 512GB SSD expansions for their Xbox Series X and S consoles

Microsoft reveals 2TB and 512GB SSD expansions for their Xbox Series X and S consoles

Microsoft has just announced two new SSD expansion options for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, offering users 512GB and 2TB SSD expansion options for the system. These new storage expansion options are made by Seagate, supplementing Microsoft's existing 1TB SSD expansion for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. 

Xbox Series X/S' 512GB and 2TB SSD upgrades will be available for $139.99 and $399.99, respectively, with the 512GB option arriving in mid-November while the 2TB option is due to launch in December. Today, Microsoft's 1TB SSD upgrade for Xbox Series X/S is available for £194.95 in the UK. 

With a price tag of $139.99, Microsoft's new 512GB SSD upgrade option offers consumers relatively little value, as the 1TB option offers much more storage/$. That said, between the SSD's controller costs and enclosure costs, this SSD has the highest manufacturing costs per unit of storage. Most low capacity SSDs offer consumers less value than their 1TB counterparts. 

These SSD expansion options offer users the same levels of SSD performance as Xbox Series X/S' integrated SSD storage. This allows current-generation Xbox games to be played from these storage expansion cards with the same performance levels as the system's internal SSD. These SSDs are designed to be easily replaced or swapped, a factor which will become increasingly important as we move further into this console generation. 
 

Microsoft reveals 2Tb and 512GB SSD expansions for their Xbox Series X and S consoles  

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21-10-2021, 22:52:07

dazbobaby
I'm curious though, can you install a 1TB 2½ inch SSD via USB and copy from that to the main SSD when you want to play that game?


Conversely move from the main SSD to the 2½ inch when you don't?Quote

23-10-2021, 16:15:55

dazbobaby
It seems that you can, and you can play from the external drive too. Though I've only tried to play xbox one and Xbox 360 games from the external drive.


But you can copy all the games to this external drive.
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