1 TB Xbox Expansion Cards might cost you $220

Microsoft has recently announced the all-new Xbox Series X and Series S. The storage technology behind both of these consoles is SSD. Microsoft uses a proprietary SSD storage card for the Xbox. A new leak suggests that the storage expansion for these consoles will be costly.

For starters, the Xbox Series X is priced at $499, and its more affordable counterpart, the Series S, is priced at $299. Both of these consoles pack bleeding-edge updated hardware including the SSDs. It’s a custom in-house  NVMe solution, promising up to 2.4 GB/s raw speeds (or 4.8 GB/s compressed). Microsoft claims that it is capable of delivering up to 40 times increases over the Xbox One family. 

Although both the consoles have the same SSD tech, you get 1 TB of storage with the Series X and 512 GB with the Series S. For those looking for more storage would have to settle with Microsoft’s solution – Xbox Storage Expansion Card, a proprietary 1TB NVMe drive.

Acccording to Windows Central, the price of this 1 TB drive has been leaked via Reddit. Here’s a quote from the website –

NVMe PCIe 4.0 technology doesn’t come cheap, with an alleged GameStop leak (via Reddit) now suggests a $219.99 RRP on the 1TB Xbox Storage Expansion Card.

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Karthik Mudaliar
Karthik Mudaliar
Karthik Mudaliar is a Computer Science student, who loves to write about science and technology. In his free time, you will find him reading finance books or scrolling Twitter. Feel free to contact him on any of the social media below or email him at [email protected]

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