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New 2TB and 512 GB Seagate Expansion Cards for Xbox Series X|S ($400 and $140 respectively) announced

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Warnen

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What features, plural, do other storage options lack?
Ease of use, hot swap, portability, built in cooling

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Warnen

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The first 3 things you said are essentially the same thing hahahaha. Props on the last one, but other storage options don't lack cooling. It's an available add-on that doesn't add $150 to the drive.
can swap out ease of use with tool-less install if that’s better. Hot swapping is its own thing, portabablity too (good lucky carrying around an m.2 drive in your pocket and hope it works when done). Most linked SSD don’t come with a heat shield that’s going to be required in a ps5, gonna need a big honker as well.

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I agree the price is to high, $100 $175, $300 would be closer to the mark for me for the 3 options. With the 1tb already hitting $180 a lot I can see that happening.
 
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Jeeeezus. Just use cold storage.
Yeah.

Got a 250gb SATA drive for £20 using a £10 off Amazon voucher.

Plays enhanced Xbox and 360 games, upgraded One games and certain Series cross gen games like Rocket League, Sea of Thieves, Ori and the MCC.

Not to mention I can use this thing in the future for PC/laptops/PS5 cold storage etc.
 
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Warnen

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I mean, it was true for that certain user. You are not like them, if that's any consultation, lol. You're pretty chill for the most part.
Kinda funny cause you were sorta right on the 2tb one. It’s part of that Designed for Xbox Limited Series, you are paying extra for a badge on the box :messenger_tears_of_joy:
 
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They better get a secondary supplier or this will hurt them. 400 bucks is too much. Should be 300.
 
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Looks like I'll be uninstalling games and reinstalling others for the foreseeable future. No shot I'm paying that much for storage. Not when I can get more storage for my pc for less money.
 
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Do you not understand English? There’s three console makers. Two of those three use easily swappable memory card for increased storage. One doesn’t.
One use an industry standard (all players follow that standard).
The others a proprietary standard (one company uses that standard).

Did you read what you reply first? lol
 
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£400 for 2TB?
for £400 id want like 18TB like normal external hardrives.

Whats to stop people using cheaper/more storage external hardrives to store games rather thsn this seagate thing being stuck in the back of the XB?
 

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£400 for 2TB?
for £400 id want like 18TB like normal external hardrives.

Whats to stop people using cheaper/more storage external hardrives to store games rather thsn this seagate thing being stuck in the back of the XB?
Nothing stops anyone from doing that on PS5 or Xbox. Both companies encourage it. MS is simply allowing a far more convenient method of upgrading storage that new games can be played off of. Convenience almost always comes at a cost.
 

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Yeah... I'm gonna pass on the 2TB until it comes down in price.

Need more manufacturers to jump on producing these to get the prices down
 

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Of course. And historically people show they will pay that premium for the sake of convenience. Apple thrives off of it.

There is a difference between "will pay" and "have to pay". PS5 isn't getting any revenue from their decision to use standard SSD for expansion and folks have a lot of freedom in what option they go with. Microsoft is profiting from their solution and there isn't any other option but the officially licensed one. That's their right to do that so I'm not saying it is wrong, but it is what it is.

Not to get too far off topic, but what are you referring to as far as Apple that is comparable to this?
 
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I guess I'll wait forever. I got my 3TB external HDD for around $120 CDN in 2014.

I'll never buy the 512gb card, but if the 1TB and 2TB cards were lets say $150 CDN and $250 CDN, maybe I'd bite at the 1TB. The 1TB is now $300 and the 2TB will be converted to $500(!).

That's half price where they are now, which I know wont happen. I'll stick with the internal and hot swap.
 
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I was hoping the high end would be $350 max. But then again the 1tb is $229.99, so for double the space I see how it is $399.99.....might get one still as my Series X library continues to expand and I rotate through a lot of games. I do have 2 standard 2tb and 4tb SSD's hooked up for cold storage and non-Series games...but my 1tb expansion and internal are almost full with the games In my rotation.

Going to sell my 1tb to offset some of the out of pocket for the 2tb.
 

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I'm glad the 2TB wasn't out initially - that price is nuts for what you get, and I'm sure I would have bought the 2TB instead of the 1TB if it was available. As it stands, I'll be fine with the 1TB for the foreseeable future. Whenever the 2TB gets an eventual price drop, then I'll consider upgrading.
 

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1TB is the sweet spot, but nice to see options on the high and low tier. Say all you want about the price, but this form factor and ease of use is definitely a highlight of this product. Popping this in between my X and S is so nice when moving between the consoles. 👍
 

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It is not the PS5 option but the industry standard option.

Sony learned that in the hard way.


How did SONY learn it the hard way? considering they offered the solution since 2006 ???

If you are taking a ding at them for Vita mem cards.. well that's another story..
 
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Major difference between the vita thing and this is there isn’t really and off the shelf equivalent. Sony has always had there own memory not just for the vita. Worse was they were not compatible. Ie my camera card didn’t work in the vita. MS had to make something new to do what the wanted to do, not just change the shape to make it not fit.
 
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Damn, that's 66% more than what I spent on a faster 2 TB PC drive a few months ago...
 
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Meh.. I prefer the non-proprietary way of doing things but also in a position to just delete games if I need be due to gigabit and good connection to MS datacenter.
 
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Not gonna lie, I'll pay extra for convenience, that's kinda where I'm at. I already have like 3 1TB expansion drives already for my Series X, so I won't be needing this. As for why I'm not the biggest fan of the way I do it on PS5 is I really don't want to use something that I feel would be better off inside my PC than in my console, which is why for my PS5 I'm going to be sticking with the internal drive with an external to offload things to.

Although I could reconsider that position later if my PS5 starts getting more heavy use. It's just going to be for those specific Sony exclusives that I can't wait for.
 

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Will eventually get a 2tb, the 1tb has been on sale frequently as low as £149 so I'll wait for the 2tb to go under £300 then bite.
Until then I have a 1tb already.
That's a pretty decent price for it, where was this from?
Cheapest I've seen it was £179.99.
 
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Ah so now you are changing from XSS specifically to the Xbox Series generally. Got it. Still doesn't explain why the XSS was specifically called out earlier but I'm certain it wasn't a sincere point. The biggest negative of these memory cards is the price. Outside of that it offers flexibility and features other storage options lack. In addition price is the best thing XSS has going for it making its mention in this thread about an expensive product even more puzzling.

Probably has something to do with the fact that Series S doesn't have enough storage, and the cost to upgrade said storage would have been better spent getting just getting an X.

I bet even your best bro austin evans could have figured that much out
 
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$400 for 2TB?

This is one of the things Sony absolutely got right.
 
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