Xbox Series X reportedly updates its storage upgrade with WD Black C50 and it is very cheap and easy. For subscribers of Game Pass, it is a really great peripheral to have, trust me.
Xbox Series X Storage Upgrade
Running out of storage space on a console is a very common occurrence among gamers and the gaming industry at large. Time and time again I see a game that I am quite interested in available on Xbox Game Pass and just when I try to download it, my console says that it is running out of space and I will then be forced to make room just by deleting games that I have installed already. What makes things to be much easier, and cheaper, is reportedly plugging in the WD Black C50 Expansion Card, kicking things off at 512GB for $80.
When Microsoft reportedly launched the Xbox Series X and S back in the year 2020, the firm gushed over just how easy it was to upgrade the storage of the console as well as loading games directly from the card. No more opening up the Xbox or making use of an external drive as you can now double the built-in storage simply by just plugging a memory card into a slot. And at the time, though, only Seagate had the rights to make the cards n question, and they were not cheap at all at $220 for 1TB. Microsoft however dropped the price of those cards back in May, thus making them as well as the C50 the same price.
The C50 Is Available In Two Options
The C50 as you should know is available in two options and they are the 512GB at $80 (£90) or 1TB on the other hand at $150 (£150). Both in question are the same physical size and also all-black design.
Seeing the card in question just reminded me of the memory cards from way back in the days of the original PlayStation and PS2. And just like those very cards, the upgrade in question was just as easy.
It however took me more time to turn around my Xbox Series X without getting to unplug any cables than it did in trying to insert the card into the slot located on the back.
How the Storage Increase Works
The console once installed, will immediately recognize the increase in storage and that’s it, you are done. If it is that you want to move games to the card, then you will need to press a couple of extra buttons to start the transfer, which is an operation that I think could be streamlined a tad bit. Games that are however launched from the card might get to take a little longer to start, but it is however not that noticeable in contrast to the overall load time.
Is The Storage Upgrade Necessary?
Upgrading the storage of your Xbox Series console may not really be required for most gamers, but if it is that you are just like me and like having a collection of games available without getting to redownload them, then you should consider the Black C50 Expansion Card of Western Digital.
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