A listing has been spotted for a new Seagate storage expansion card for the Xbox Series X / S, offering a smaller 500GB alternative to the 1TB card.
Rumors abound on the internet about the Xbox Series X / S soon a new 500 GB storage expansion card. As hardware developments allow game developers to add more and more features to their games, these titles require more space on the hard drive of a console . With games like Call of Duty: The Vanguard occupying 270 GB at most, it can be difficult for gamers to find enough space for all the games they want to install at the same time. The Xbox Series X and S only come with a terabyte of onboard storage (and of that, around 200GB is reserved for console software), and so more external options are always appreciated.
Hardware company Seagate has long been a provider of external storage options for a wide variety of machines, from desktops to laptops to game consoles. Currently it has a pick that plugs into the Xbox Series X and S, a terabyte card that costs $ 219. While the company has other options in the Game Drive product line, which offers more variety in terms of space and price, these are external devices rather than built-in products. For gamers looking to cut down on unnecessary peripherals and cables, integrated cards offer a smaller, less intrusive method of adding storage.
Now, Video games chronicle translated a report from the French gaming site Xbox team claiming that Seagate is selling a 500GB version of its expansion card to vendors ahead of a public release. This would stack half the storage capacity of the Xbox Series X on top of what it has built in, and double the more limited storage space of the Xbox Series S. Although the price of this 500 GB card is unknown, Xbox Squad reported a listing on French site Micromania which indicates that the price is 154.99 €, probably the same in USD. As for the release date, Micromania reports that the map will be released on November 14e. That puts it at $ 70 cheaper than the one terabyte option, which sells for $ 220.
The release of a new storage card from Seagate would offer a new option for those who don’t want to spend the price of a terabyte card or don’t need that much storage space. That might be enough to delay gamers until new consoles are released, hopefully with more storage space; rumor has it that new Xbox models could arrive in 2022. Between built-in cards and Game Drives, Seagate offers several avenues for those looking to store more games on their consoles than the consoles themselves can hold.
Games get better as the hardware to make them gets better, and that comes with larger file sizes. The days of measuring games in megabytes are long gone, and adequate storage space has become a more pressing issue. This card will hopefully be the first of many varieties of additional storage to come.
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