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Cheaper 512 GB Xbox Series X|S Storage Expansion Listed at Retailers

Cheaper 512 GB Xbox Series X|S Storage Expansion Listed at Retailers - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 October 2021 / 1,483 Views

The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles launched with a 1 TB SSD and 500 GB SSD, respectively. One option for more storage is Seagate's expansion cards, which are priced at $220 for 1 TB. 

Website XboxSquad has spotted two listings for a cheaper 512 GB expansion card from Seagate. French retailer Micromania has a listing for the 512 GB expansion card with a price of €154.99 and release date of November 14. It has also appeared on the wholesale retailer Innelec's internal systems.

This should be treated as a rumor until an official announcement is made by Microsoft and Seagate. However, Xbox Series X|S owners have complained about the high price of the 1 TB expansion card and a cheaper 512 GB expansion card would make sense. 

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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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ice (on 16 September 2021)

I need a 2TB MS, not a smaller one lol

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coolbeans ice (on 16 September 2021)

Replace that 2 with a 4 for me.

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ice coolbeans (on 16 September 2021)

Agree, but we gotta work our way up there lol

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Pemalite coolbeans (on 17 September 2021)

Replace that 4 with 16Tb for me.

But having a smaller/cheaper cards isn't the worst thing... I.E. If they released a 256GB card we can dump a single install of call of duty and just hot swap cards.

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mjk45 Pemalite (on 17 September 2021)

Yes even a smaller card can have it's uses, until cue the fanfare music EA announces that the next Call of Duty install is over 1 Petabyte .
in this case though bang for buck isn't there 154.55 euro converts to US $182.44 v $220 for 1TB.

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scrapking mjk45 (on 18 September 2021)

Why would EA announce the next CoD install size? ;)

The article says 155 UK Pounds, but then you references 155 Euros. You appear to have converted Euros to USD, not UKP to USD.

You then do the conversion based on the retail prices, but UK/Euro advertised prices usually include sales taxes, whereas Canada/U.S. advertised prices generally do not include sales taxes. And since sales taxes generally range from 19-25% in Europe, that's actually a pretty big deal and really throws the numbers off.

That all said, I'm sure you're right that this will not be as much cheaper as we'd wish it to be.

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TheLegendaryBigBoss Pemalite (on 17 September 2021)

16TB! That's just overkill... You can't possibly need that much.

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Pemalite TheLegendaryBigBoss (on 17 September 2021)

I have thousands of games.

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coolbeans Pemalite (on 17 September 2021)

Oh sorry. Did I say 4? I meant 64TB b/c I, the most elite gamer, need that for all of my elite collection saved onto an SSD.

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scrapking ice (on 18 September 2021)

Do you have any external storage? All games that are not yet enhanced for X|S games can run off of a regular (inexpensive) SSD or HDD.

Many games that have been enhanced for X|S can also run off of a regular SSD. Last I checked that was true of many X|S enhanced games, including some very prominent ones (Halo: MCC comes to mind). And they run just as fast on a good external SSD as they would on a Velocity Architecture drive.

I have every drive option. An 8TB HDD for storage of rarely used games (that I would move to the appropriate drive if I were to run it), an inexpensive 2TB SSD that maxes out the USB port for games that don't require Velocity Architecture, the 1TB card for those that do, and the internal storage for apps (YouTube, etc.) and the OS.

Through this set-up, I don't need anything larger than 1 TB velocity drive memory card yet, despite having a huge catalogue of purchased digital games, and also having Game Pass.

Total of 11.5 TB of storage.

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coolbeans scrapking (on 18 September 2021)

Indeed I do. I just like the convenience of having all enhanced games ready to go on SSD (internal or expansion).

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scrapking coolbeans (on 19 September 2021)

Oh totally, I like that convenience as well.

What was new information for me that most "Enhanced for X|S" games are enhanced for better fidelity, but haven't also been re-written to use the velocity architecture. Which means they get no benefit out of running off of a velocity-compatible SSD.

In my testing, these games load absolutely no faster off of the internal storage or the 1TB Velocity expansion card, than they do with my inexpensive USB SSD. For example, the Master Chief Collection.

And if it does take advantage of the Velocity Architecture, the system will refuse to load it off a non-velocity SSD, so you can't do it wrong. So I set everything I download to the cheap SSD, and the system will tell me if I should move it to the Velocity SSD instead.

That gives me a tonne more space, inexpensively, and I lose nothing at all. :D

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EpicRandy (on 17 September 2021)

MS should create a 128+ GB version pre-installed which would be used to replace blu-ray in retail version of games.
OK ok, I'm dreaming here.

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Zippy6 (on 17 September 2021)

Good option for Series S owners. The 1TB card is a ridiculous prospect for us, £180 memory card for a £250 console? This 512GB card would increase Series S usable space from 364gb to about 824gb.

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2zosteven (on 16 September 2021)

what kinda BS is that?

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EricHiggin 2zosteven (on 17 September 2021)

Cheaper is more important at the moment, especially because XBSX comes with 1TB. SNY now offers 256GB-4TB expansion so MS at the very least has to offer a cheaper option asap. They will also likely offer a 2TB solution as soon as they reasonably can. It obviously has to fit the proprietary card housing (or they have to redesign it) and has to be cheap enough compared to third party solutions that SNY PS5 can use or it will look bad on MS.

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gtotheunit91 (on 16 September 2021)

I figured a smaller storage expansion was going to be happening at some point. Wouldn't be surprised if a 256GB expansion card will release as well.

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SecondWar gtotheunit91 (on 16 September 2021)

With the size of games being released for the Seires X, really you need a larger option.

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Pemalite SecondWar (on 17 September 2021)

Goes to show peoples claims of "compression" on SSD's wasn't going to be the savior of the day regardless of console.

We are simply demanding more storage... And storage capacities haven't kept up with needs... Even mechanical storage has stagnated for years.

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yvanjean gtotheunit91 (on 16 September 2021)

There should be a 256gb expansion card bundle with every Call of duty.

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eva01beserk yvanjean (on 16 September 2021)

Maybe COD should be sold on a ssd instead of a blue ray.

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EricHiggin eva01beserk (on 17 September 2021)

COD : Infinite Memory
COD : Infinite Memory Collection. Every game remastered on a 4TB SSD with space for future expansions. Only $999.99. Free space on SSD can be unlocked with an extra fee of $0.99 per GB.

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