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Xbox Series X & S expansion card costs $219.99


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https://www.polygon.com/2020/9/24/21454190/xbox-series-x-storage-expansion-card-price-seagate-ssd-1-tb-buy

 

People better hope they either have unlimited data for repeated downloads,or that the cost eventually comes down some. The series S only has 512Gb of HDD in the unit while the X has 1Gb and a disk drive for $499. The S base price is $299 without a disk drive & lower graphics abilities. I was figuring maybe $149 for the external but over $200 is a chunk!

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This is a fair chunk of cash but I guess it is to be expected with a proprietary and bleeding edge tech, making the assumption it is utilizing PCIe Gen 4.  I think I prefer the fact that with the PS5 you can use a non proprietary drive to get additional storage, though it is recommended to buy something certified for the PS5 to ensure you are getting some to match the internal storage performance. 

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3 hours ago, ENTERPRISE said:

This is a fair chunk of cash but I guess it is to be expected with a proprietary and bleeding edge tech, making the assumption it is utilizing PCIe Gen 4.  I think I prefer the fact that with the PS5 you can use a non proprietary drive to get additional storage, though it is recommended to buy something certified for the PS5 to ensure you are getting some to match the internal storage performance. 

Well,I've been doing a quick look on Amazon,the cheapest 1Tb gen4 nvme drives I ran across are $160 and up so I guess the xbox external drive unit isn't too bad since it's in it's own "adaptor" and should be cooler than a straight stick.(can't have players burning their fingers when they touch the external drive...)Hopefully after the release,there will be cheaper knockoffs being made. :) As it stands,the PS5 looks to be within $50 of the price and that's if their "recommended" drives meet the specs of the cheap 1's I found and they don't require the almost $200 drives I was seeing.

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44 minutes ago, schuck6566 said:

Well,I've been doing a quick look on Amazon,the cheapest 1Tb gen4 nvme drives I ran across are $160 and up so I guess the xbox external drive unit isn't too bad since it's in it's own "adaptor" and should be cooler than a straight stick.(can't have players burning their fingers when they touch the external drive...)Hopefully after the release,there will be cheaper knockoffs being made. :) As it stands,the PS5 looks to be within $50 of the price and that's if their "recommended" drives meet the specs of the cheap 1's I found and they don't require the almost $200 drives I was seeing.

Yeah I mean the price is not outlandish, as I say. It is using Gen4 and has its own special casing, so it is not very surprising. However as you say in the future you will get other brands jumping on this which we could see getting cheaper. Plus once Gen4 is more mainstream the price (possibly) will drop a little.

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