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How To Upgrade Xbox Series X/S Storage Space

If you want to know how to upgrade your Xbox Series X/S console with more storage space, here’s how to do it.

Whilst the Xbox Series X/S console is unquestionably a major upgrade from last-gen consoles, there is still one issue that persists.

Unfortunately, storage space on both the Xbox Series X & S model remains limited. Although consoles are still proving extremely difficult to get a hold of, such as the Halo Infinite Xbox Series X, which is selling for insane money on eBay.

And with upcoming games like Call of Duty Vanguard’s file size being insanely large, it’s no wonder gamers are looking to increase their storage space in preparation.

When Was the Xbox Series XS Last In-Stock - October 2021
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Despite this, there are only a few storage upgrade options available right now. So, with this in mind, here is our definitive guide on how to upgrade Xbox Series X/S storage space.

But first, make sure you check out this retailer which is restocking Xbox Series X/S consoles imminently, as well as these other online retailers during October.

Xbox Series X/S Storage Expansion Card

By far the easiest and most popular way to upgrade your storage space on Xbox Series X/S is with a Storage Expansion Card.

Whilst the next-gen consoles boast incredible speeds, storage space is limited to 512GB on the Series S and 1TB on the Series X.

Read More: Why Is There a Shortage of PS5’s & Xbox Series X’s?

Xbox Series X/S Storage Expansion
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However, players can easily get their hands on an SSD (solid-state drive). This is what allows your console to read data quickly and load games faster.

To add additional storage, simply slot the Storage Expansion Card into the expansion port at the rear of your console and you’re good to go!

Right now, the most popular choice on the market is the 1TB Seagate Storage Expansion Card, which is specifically designed for Xbox Series X/S consoles.

Although, it looks like a new 512GB addition is also being advertised by some US retailers. This will likely prove a popular choice, given that the 1TB model is a rather pricey upgrade.

Xbox Series X/S USB External Hard Drive

Alternatively, you can also use USB External Hard Drives to boost storage space on Xbox Series X/S.

Interestingly, Microsoft supports last-gen Xbox One accessories with Xbox Series X/S. This means that gamers can connect their old external hard drives in order to add storage capacity.

However, there is one important detail to note!

Xbox Series X/S USB Hard Drive
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Unfortunately, utilizing external hard drives will not work with Xbox Series X/S titles or games that are optimized for Xbox Series X/S.

However, if you want to play Xbox One, Xbox 360, or original Xbox titles, these will work on a USB hard drive.

Alternatively, you can offload optimized for Xbox Series X/S titles onto a USB hard drive in order to save on storage space.

To put it simply, using a USB External Hard Drive is a budget-friendly way to improve storage space on your Xbox Series X/S.

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And Microsoft is still way ahead of its competition, with the PS5 only receiving an SSD Storage Expansion update last month.

If you’re still on the hunt for a PS5 or Xbox Series X, make sure you know how to stop having your order canceled.

Similarly, be aware that there are some serious problems with these two payment methods, so try and avoid using them if you can.

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