The Xbox Series X and Series S (Series X|S) stand out as some of the most budget-friendly options for enjoying 4K gaming at 60 fps with native ray tracing support. Given the extensive range of games optimized to leverage these features, avid gamers may find storage space dwindling, particularly on the Series S. To address this, Microsoft collaborated with Seagate, a leading American data storage company, to develop a proprietary storage solution last year.
Xbox Series X|S in India
Now users can expand their library with up to 2TB of lightning-fast SSD storage, specially designed for Xbox Series X|S. Furthermore, users can enjoy optimized games loaded directly from the Expansion Card. Thus, experiencing blazing-fast load times and seamless gameplay with all the bells and whistles. The expansion card also includes 4K visuals, 60 FPS framerates, and stunning ray tracing.
Seagate Storage Expansion Card: How it works?
Seagate has recently introduced the Storage Expansion Card for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. This expansion card provides 1TB of external storage, designed to enhance the gaming experience by mirroring the speed and performance of the consoles’ internal SSDs and the Xbox Velocity Architecture (VA).
The VA significantly enhances the streaming of game assets, a process known as Asset Streaming, on the Xbox Series X and Series S consoles, thereby optimizing the utilization of drive space. This advanced technology facilitates features like Quick Resume and faster load times, elevating your gaming experience.
In a company press statement, The Senior Vice President, Seagate told, “Seagate is thrilled to be a key player in next-generation gaming. The games will appear to be more dynamic, visually stunning, and immersive than ever along with improved performance.”
Storage Expansion Card for Xbox Series
At present, Seagate offers a single capacity model of the Storage Expansion Card for Xbox Series X and Series S, providing 1TB of standard storage. This expansion card effectively doubles the storage capacity for Xbox Series X owners, while Series S owners will have a total of 1.5TB of storage space.
Developed through a collaboration between Microsoft and Seagate, this Storage Expansion Card supports the Xbox Velocity Architecture, ensuring optimal performance even as an external storage option. Consequently, games optimized for the Xbox Series X and Series S can run efficiently, even when installed on the Expansion Card.
Seagate assures that gamers can load their legacy Xbox titles on the Storage Expansion Card and experience enhanced performance. This plug-and-play Storage Expansion Card is compatible with all current-generation Xbox consoles. However, gamers may still need to log in or use the game disc to access their games on their Xbox profile.
Seagate Storage Expansion Card: Price
Priced at Rs 23,499 in India, the Seagate Storage Expansion Card for Xbox Series X and Series S can be purchased at a discounted price of Rs 22,999 as part of an introductory offer valid from 8th February to 14th February. This expansion card is available exclusively on Amazon. Seagate provides a three-year warranty on this product. The card is designed to fit into its dedicated rear slot and is also compatible with USB ports for connecting older external hard drives.
Seagate Storage Expansion Card for Xbox Series
In US, Seagate is selling the Storage Expansion Storage at an effective price of approximately Rs 16,000. Hence, Seagate is selling it in Indian variant at a far more than its actual worth in global markets. This data solution will be beneficial for the Xbox Series S customers who have just 512 GB of storage space. Also Read: Instagram introduces “Recently Deleted” feature
Many who prefer a Series S console with a Storage Expansion Slot will see a better value compared to Series X. The Series X not only has 1TB of in-built storage, but it also provides the mix with superior game efficiency.
If you have a wide collection of frequent games. Then the storage expansion card makes sense to be own with Series X. In order to save bandwidth, players can uninstall the less played games.
Xbox Series X vs PlayStation 5 gaming performance
The Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5 (PS5) are both high-performance gaming consoles with distinct features. Here’s a comparison based on various aspects:
- The Series X runs on a custom version of Windows.
- The PS5 operates on the Orbis OS, which is a fork of FreeBSD.
Processor and Memory:
- The Xbox Series X is powered by a custom 8-core AMD Zen 2 CPU and 16GB GDDR6 RAM.
- The PS5 is powered by a custom 8-core AMD Zen 2 CPU and 16GB GDDR6 RAM
- The Xbox Series X has a custom RDNA 2 AMD GPU that provides 12 teraflops of power.
- The PS5 has a custom RDNA 2 AMD GPU that provides 10.28 teraflops of power.
- The X-box Series X comes with a 1TB NVMe SSD.
- The PS5 comes with a custom 825GB SSD
- Both consoles support 4K resolution and 120fps at lower resolutions.
- Both consoles have a considerable number of impressive games that showcase their capabilities.
- The Xbox Series X is backward compatible with Xbox One, Xbox 360, and original Xbox games.
- The PS5 is backward compatible with most PS4 games.