Seagate’s 1TB Game Drive for Xbox Series X Series S costs $220

Ever since Microsoft announced the details of that Velocity Drive storage architecture in its new Xbox Series family, we knew it wouldn’t be cheap to add some extra storage for your new console. Now Twitter deal-hunter Wario64 points out a Best Buy listing for Seagate’s 1TB expansion SSD, confirming earlier leaks with its $220 price.

While that compares well to speedy SSDs that use PCIe and usually cost around $200, it is worth considering whether you’re buying a $499 Xbox Series X or $299 Xbox Series S. According to Microsoft, while you can play older games and store newer ones on USB-connected drives, new-generation games have to be installed on either the internal SSD or one of the officially-licensed add-ons so they can maintain the performance while playing. If you’re buying a PS5, Sony’s Mark Cerny said in March that it will support “certified” M.2 NVMe SSDs that you can install internally, with a list of compatible hardware released “a bit past” the system’s launch.

At this price (and with no other sizes or manufacturers available so far) adding storage to the cheaper console costs two-thirds of the system’s price. If you’d like to have some extra space to install those launch-day games, then you can pre-order the 1TB Game Drive for Xbox Series X and Series S right now and have it ship on November 10th.

 

Recent Articles

Sinking City developer uses DMCA request to get its own game removed from Steam – The Verge

The game was previously delisted in August Image: Frogwares Valve has removed The Sinking City from its digital storefront Steam after the company received a Digital...

Ancient Memorization Trick Boosts Long-Term Memory and Changes the Brain – Gizmodo

Imagine the route you typically take to the grocery store. Now imagine the many identifiable landmarks that exist between your home and the storelike...

Motorola may have leaked its own Snapdragon 4100-powered Wear OS watch – The Verge

Careful what you put in your marketing materials Image: CE Brands A planned Motorola-branded Wear OS smartwatch with Qualcomms new Snapdragon Wear 4100 processor may...

Version 2 of Google’s Flutter toolkit adds support for desktop and web apps – TechCrunch

At an online event, Google today announced Flutter 2, the newest version of its open-source UI toolkit for building portable apps. While Flutter started...

EA bans a FIFA player for life after racist abuse of ex-footballer Ian Wright – Engadget

EA has banned a FIFA player for life after he sent racist messages to a former soccer player. Patrick O'Brien lost an Ultimate Team...

Related Stories

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here