Microsoft announces 512GB and 2TB expansion cards for Xbox Series X|S

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When the Xbox Series X|S launched, there was only one official option for expanding your storage: the 1TB Seagate expansion card. While standard external drives can be used for extra storage, the Seagate storage expansion card was designed to match the exact specifications of the Series X|S, and was the only external storage option that you could play next-gen games directly from. Now, two new expansion cards are joining the Seagate lineup: a 512GB model and a 2TB model. These will function exactly like the original expansion cards, plugging into the bespoke port on the back of the console and allowing next-gen games to run directly from it.

One controversial point when the 1TB card released was the price. It launched at 219.99, just $80 short of an Xbox Series S, for just under double the storage that console came with. These two new cards are similarly expensive, however, as the 512GB card comes in at $139.99, and the 2TB card launches at $399.99.

The 512GB card will release in November and is currently available for pre-order from Wal-Mart. The 2TB card will launch in December with pre-orders going live next month.

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Crazy, I've never had any issue with their products which is why I continue to buy them. I have a Western Digital mechanical HDD that's been used in three different desktop PC builds since 2008, still going strong in my current build. Regardless, I'd also go for a Samsung, Crucial, or Sabrent SSD before touching anything from Seagate ever again.

All electronics/PC components are prone to a certain percentage of DOA, but with Seagate it's almost as if they were designed to fail (right after the return and/or warranty period has expired, of course).
Meanwhile I'm over here with both products running strong. :x I've got a 3TB HDD from Seagate in my PC used for storage and it's been running strong 4 years.
 
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Meanwhile I'm over here with both products running strong. :x I've got a 3TB HDD from Seagate in my PC used for storage and it's been running strong 4 years.

And then they just die, as did my 5TB external drive, suddenly, with some stuff I'll never get back.
They were great once, not anymore. You have a chance, over 10% (numbers extracted from a few lots of Seagate external HDDs, 1TB, 2TB and 4TB, in use in our university), to get a drive that will just... break... for no reason, with no warning.

On the flip side, we do have an external 8TB one (with an external power supply) going strong for many years now, but I think that's more luck than anything else.

On topic, those prices are a joke. The obvious answer is to just not buy the extra memory modules.
 

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seagate make the worst storage on the planet you'll be lucky to buy a seagate pc HDD and not have it die just sitting on the shelf! :lol:
Mine did just that (no joke). Perfect conditions - room temperature, never moved, very, very rarely used. Just out of the short warranty they give too). I had 2 of this brand, both failed just outside of warranty.

I also have a 2.5" drive fail under warranty a few year back. Courier had proof it was delivered, but Seagate trued arguing they didn't have it.

The few Seagate drives I've had have all had problems, every other brand I've had have been fine, years and years.

Was so disappointed when the purchased Maxtor.
 

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I stopped buying Seagate Desktop drives years ago due to their 3TBs dying on me repeatedly, although the 4 NAS drives I bought did last relatively long before 1 started giving me issues.

I do buy their portables, but only because they can be shucked compared to WD and (so far) they have been relatively reliable, handy in my Unraid server.
 

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With the prices of these things, including ssd compatible with the ps5, I'll probably just keep stock, use external hdd for ps4 games and delete ps5 games from the internal ssd when need be. I'm all digital with the Switch, but I plan to be mostly retail with the ps5. Not really worth buying the digital ps5 if it can only hold maybe 18-20 games. Rifts apart alone is 33.66GBs.
 
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