‘Tis the season for more console storage for Xbox Series console owners. With the growing list of Xbox Game Pass titles, four generations worth of backwards-compatible games, and exclusives, storage space is the limiting factor.
Today, Xbox has announced two new options that will soon be available in the form of 512GB and 2TB expansion cards. Those anxious to get their hands on a cheaper storage option can pre-order the 512GB drive starting today for $139.99, with availability kicking off next month.
The 2TB drive will be available for pre-order next month for $399.99, and will launch in December. The original 1TB expansion card sits right in the middle at its current price of $219.99, and is perhaps the best all-around safe option.
With the likes of Forza Horizon 5 right around the corner, now may be the perfect time for Xbox Series console owners to make sure there’s enough storage space to enjoy the game to its fullest.
Using the expansion drives remains as simple as plugging the card into the Storage Expansion port on the back of either the Series S or X console. Designed to match the internal drives performance, players can install games to the card by default, move or copy games between it and the onboard SSD without worrying about performance.
Of course, the two drives will leverage the full performance of the Xbox Velocity Architecture when playing games optimized for the Series consoles. At its heart is the internal SSD capable of 2.4GB/s of raw data throughput, giving all games — whether it be the original Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, or the Series S and X — faster load times.
As a reminder, the Series S includes a 512GB NVMe SSD right out of the box, with the Series X doubling its capacity to 1TB. With two more options entering the fray, Xbox owners can now have anywhere from 1-2.5TB on the Series S and 1.5-3TB on the Series X — there’s no such thing as too much storage.