Xbox Series X Internal SSD Has 802 GB of Usable Space

Xbox Series X Internal SSD Has 802 GB of Usable Space - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 October 2020 / 1,934 Views

Video games have been growing in size every generation with some games now topping 100 GB. The next-generation consoles will be filling up fairly quickly depending on the number of larger games users install. 

The Xbox Series X comes with the largest SSD with 1 TB, however, IGN in their testing of the Xbox Series X says it comes with 802 GB of usable space. The other 200 GB is used up by the OS and system files.

Microsoft in partnership with Seagate will have 1 TB expansion cards available for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. They are pricey at $219.99.  During testing IGN says the expansion cards add around 920 GB of usable storage. 

Xbox Series X Internal SSD Has 802 GB of Usable Space

The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will support the use of USB 3.1 hard drive for storage. Transferring your games between the SSD and hard drive is fairly fast with most games taking under 10 minutes. 

The PlayStation 5 comes with an 825 GB SSD and the Xbox Series S a 512 GB SSD.

The Xbox Series X and Series S will launch worldwide on November 10. The PlayStation 5 will launch on November 12 in North America, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand, and in Europe and the rest of the world on November 19.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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10 Comments

The Fury (on 28 September 2020)

Just don't install CoD Warzone and you should be fine.


siebensus4 (on 28 September 2020)

I wonder what the usable space of the 825 GB PS5 SSD is... should be under 700 GB I guess.


NextGen_Gamer (on 28 September 2020)

Yeah, I am very afraid of that. Current PS4 operating system storage/cache was about 150GB I think.


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Azzanation (on 28 September 2020)

This isnt surprising, all storage devices require space to work


Socke (on 28 September 2020)

Unfortunately the storage manufacturers cheat and calculate with 1000 instead of 1024. Therefore you have to multiply the given size by 0.9313. XSX 931.3 GB. XSS 476.82 GB. PS5 768.32 GB. You still have to subtract the OS from this.


SuaveSocialist (on 29 September 2020)

The Game Pass has between 3.5-3.8 TB worth of games. Games with Gold releases between 350-390 GB worth of games annually, and that's only looking at the XB1 games. With backwards compatibility and games increasing in size, next-gen hard drives are simply inadequate for the current generation. Even if they were 6TB they'd be borderline undersized. MS and Sony should have waited at least three more years before rolling out models with SSDs. A lot of people are going to have to Frankenstein their libraries and use up all their USB ports for external hard drives if they want to commit to the SSD.


KratosLives (on 29 September 2020)

Oh they can just smart it out and delete wha tthey'r enot playing. Really at any given point you shouldn't be playing more than 3 games. Just delete and reinstall if needed. Only takes 5 minutes.


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SuaveSocialist (on 29 September 2020)

Like I said: “a lot of people are going to have to Frankenstein their libraries”.


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Blood_Tears (on 29 September 2020)

Hmm Now I am curious as to how much storage the Series S will have.


ArchangelMadzz (on 28 September 2020)

This isn't bad news, this is to be expected really. Still, an external HDD is the way to go for both consoles. £220 for a 1TB 2.4GB/s SSD is scandalous.