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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