During the launch of the Xbox Series X, we will get at least one external SSD that we can put in the Xbox, with 1 TB of storage space. Thus Xbox Series X works with external SSDs.
Xbox Series X works with external SSDs
But what exactly will that be in the future? Unfortunately, not much was known about this yet, but that has now changed. While we can initially only purchase the (much too expensive) SSD from Seagate to expand the memory of the Xbox Series X and Series S, the future will give us many more SSDs with more storage space on board. Microsoft recently confirmed this.
This has been confirmed in a podcast by Major Nelson, which was hosted by none other than Xbox boss Phill Spencer. He was talking to Jason Ronald, who has worked on the Xbox Series X, among other things. Ronald says that we will soon not have to do it only with the Seagate drives. The reason we initially only get these drives has to do with simplifying the offering. It is also a new fact that a console works with external SSDs, so any lack of clarity in that message can be disruptive. But on the other hand, companies also know that people want options, so you might wonder out loud if this was such a smart move.
Whatever the case, the fact that we only have one option available from 10 November, fortunately does not mean that it will stay that way forever. In the future, more external SSDs for Xbox Series X and Series S will appear, which can offer more storage space. So that’s good news for all gamers. Not only because disks with perhaps 500 GB or 2 TB will appear, also because the prices of all those disks can drop when there is more competition. The current external SSD for the new Xbox line costs 249.99 euros for 1 TB of space.