You asked for it, Xbox delivered! It's been revealed today that Seagate is bringing out two new versions of the Seagate Expansion Card for Xbox Series X and S, with 512GB and 2TB variants going on sale later this year.
The 512GB version is priced at $139.99 USD and will launch mid-November (with pre-orders available from today at Walmart), while the 2TB version will launch early December for $399.99 USD, with pre-orders starting in November.
"At the launch of Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, Designed for Xbox announced the close collaboration with Seagate to expand next-gen storage with the 1TB Seagate Storage Expansion Card. Designed for Xbox has collaborated with Seagate once again, and we’re excited to announce 512GB and 2TB Storage Expansion Cards for Xbox Series X|S will be available soon in all Xbox markets."
Xbox has advised to "check your local retailer for other markets and availability" beyond the US, but as mentioned above, the two new Seagate Expansion Card variants will officially be available "in all Xbox markets."
If you haven't been keeping up to date, Seagate's Xbox Expansion Cards are designed to exactly match the internal custom SSD of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S in terms of speed and functionality, and they're currently the only way to play (most) next-gen optimised games using external storage on the two consoles.
"The Storage Expansion Card uses the foundation of the Xbox Velocity Architecture. This is the custom, internal SSD delivering 2.4 GB/s of raw I/O throughput, more than 40x the throughput of Xbox One. The Seagate Storage Expansion Card was designed using the Xbox Velocity Architecture to deliver the exact same consistent, sustained performance of our internal SSD ensuring you have the exact same gameplay experience regardless of where the game resides."
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