Xbox Series X|S Get New 2 TB and 512 GB Storage Expansion Cards

Some new expansions cards will be available before 2022. You might want to pre-order a couple of them before they run out of stock.

by Carlos Hurtado

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Xbox just announced some new expansion cards for the Xbox Series S and X, it is impossible to host more than a few titles with just the internal hard drive of your Xbox console, or at least that is the case with the Xbox Series S. Some players have started using external hard drives to keep all their games on the side while they play their favorite Xbox optimized titles, but now Microsoft has announced their official solution to the hard drive issue.

Xbox game pass is a subscription-based service offering thousands of games, adding new releases every month. Next-gen consoles like the Xbox Series S, and Series X, have a reasonably sized hard drive, but some games demand a little more storage. Games like Call of Duty Warzone, Apex Legends, and Destiny 2 can take up almost a 500GB hard drive by themselves, and most games have increased their average hard drive requirements as time passes. The Xbox Series S lets players use around 364GB, so this expansion card is going to be mandatory for Series S players that want to take advantage of their Game Pass membership.

Yesterday, Xbox announced their official expansion cards, coming in two models; a 512GB and a 2TB model. These two options are going to let players enjoy the huge library of games that comes with the Game Pass membership. Some players started switching their games from an external hard drive to the internal storage every time they wanted to play a game with all the benefits the custom hard drive and expansion card has. The 512GB expansion card is available now for pre-order on Walmart for $139.99, and the 2TB version can be pre-ordered in November for $399.99. These two expansion cards will be available in November and December.

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These Xbox expansion cards are a good alternative to players who don’t like the risk of the DIY approach many other players have taken regarding the lack of storage on the next-gen consoles. Having the official Xbox logo gives players a sense of safety and trust when buying new hardware. The Xbox expansions cards were designed to deliver the same performance as the internal storage of the consoles, so if you were looking to get a third-party hard drive and put all your games there, you might want to reconsider.

Players might want to start pre-ordering their expansion cards, consoles are still hard to find, and these expansions cards might be next. If you are looking for more Xbox accessories, you should check out the 20th-anniversary controller and headset that will be available next month.

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