The well-known model Western Digital might quickly introduce a brand new 1TB growth card for Xbox Collection consoles that’s significantly cheaper than its rivals. Referred to as “WD_BLACK C50 Growth Card for Xbox”, the not-yet-released product has lately been listed on Best Buy’s website however is at present unavailable for buy. It was designed to increase the storage of Xbox Collection consoles by a whopping 1TB.
The Xbox Collection consoles launched again in 2020 with a proprietary reminiscence card system to extend the machines’ storage capability and at launch, Seagate provided 1TB, 2TB, and 512GB playing cards. This new card will price $179.99, which is considerably cheaper than Microsoft’s 1TB card, which retails for $220 (though it’s usually out of inventory).
Whereas the Collection consoles supply different reminiscence growth choices or the flexibility to retailer video games on third-party exhausting drives, the growth card system is exclusive in that it’s totally appropriate with Xbox’s Fast Resume characteristic, which signifies that video games could be saved in a playable state instantly on the growth playing cards relatively than on typical USB exhausting drives (that retailer video games in “chilly storage”). USB drives can nonetheless be used to retailer video games, however customers want to repeat them into the system’s inside storage or one in every of these growth playing cards to play Xbox Collection video games; older titles can run natively from the HDD.
In distinction, the PS5 makes use of “generic exhausting drives” produced by a number of producers for its storage growth, which typically signifies that growth costs are decrease than on Xbox however this finally ends up delivering inconsistent efficiency between exhausting drives, requiring the consumer to do a little analysis earlier than purchases (not like Microsoft’s “plug-and-play” answer).
We nonetheless don’t have any launch dates for the yet-to-be-announced product however, for the reason that leak confirmed up lately, we might not have to attend for a very long time. Let’s maintain our eyes open within the subsequent couple of days!