Xbox Series X First Third-Party External Storage Revealed


We're still waiting for the day when we can pre-order the Xbox Series X , but in the meantime, Seagate has revealed the first third-party external storage option for the next-gen console. The Series X plans to exclusively use a new type of storage expansion card to ensure fast speeds for Series X games, as opposed to the external hard drives we used to store our games this past generation. Since only one company has revealed a storage option for the Series X, it's unclear if we'll see more or if Microsoft has partnered with Seagate to be the sole manufacturer of the console's storage cards. Unfortunately, no price was revealed, but you can sign up at Seagate's website to stay up-to-date.
Seagate's Storage Expansion Card for Xbox Series X is a custom PCIe Gen4x2 NVMe SSD, which means it's pretty dang fast--NVMe SSDs are the fastest storage option you can currently get for PCs. The next generation of games has emphasized these speeds in both quick load times and stutter-free, open-world streaming. Unfortunately, we don't have the exact clock speeds of these storage cards.
Seagate Storage Expansion Card for Xbox Series X
Seagate Storage Expansion Card (right) See at Seagate

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