Xbox Series X Storage Expansion Card Details

March 16, 2020 at 4:14pm
By Jason Stettner

It looks like gamers are going back to memory cards. The official storage for the next generation Microsoft console has been revealed. This is the Xbox Series X Storage Expansion card from Seagate. It will also work on Xbox Series S consoles. These 1TB custom NVMe SSD small sticks will power the storage of your games going forward.

The cost is $219.99 USD/$299.99 CAD releasing on November 10, 2020 with the storage page being available below. Built in partnership with Seagate, this 1 TB custom storage solution expands storage capacity of Xbox Series X with the full speed and performance of the Xbox Velocity Architecture.
Xbox Series X Storage Expansion Card
Previous generation Xbox titles can still be played directly from external USB 3.2 hard drives. However, to receive all the benefits of the Xbox Velocity Architecture and optimal performance, Xbox Series X, optimized games should be played from the internal SSD or Xbox Series X Storage Expansion Card. Some additional information on this follows.

Xbox Velocity Architecture
The Xbox Velocity Architecture is the new architecture they’ve created for the Xbox Series X to unlock new capabilities never-before seen in console development. It consists of four components: custom NVMe SSD, a dedicated hardware decompression block, the all new DirectStorage API, and Sampler Feedback Streaming (SFS).

This combination of custom hardware and deep software integration allows developers to radically improve asset streaming and effectively multiply available memory. It will enable richer and more dynamic living worlds unlike anything ever seen before. It also effectively eliminates loading times, and makes fast travel systems just that: fast.

Read an article on the upcoming console below, or check out the general hub for it to get additional information.

Xbox Seagate Storage Expansion Card Store Page
Read our Xbox Series X: The Best Line-Up
View our Xbox Series X Hub

Gamerheadquarters Reviewer Jason Stettner