It’s been over two years since Seagate’s line of expansion cards first became available for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, and now we’re finally on the verge of getting an alternative option of a new manufacturer in the near future.

According to a (since-deleted) Best Buy listing, Western Digital will launch an Xbox Series X expansion card | S of 1 TB for $179.99. That’s slightly lower than the $199.99 1TB MSRP version made by Seagate.

“As game files get bigger and bigger, the WD_BLACK C50 Xbox Expansion Card is the quick and easy way to expand the capacity of your Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S so you can keep more titles Simply plug this officially licensed card directly into the dedicated slot on the back of your Xbox Series X|S console and it’s ready to go – no additional software or installation steps required.

The card offers similar performance to Xbox internal storage for a seamless experience when installing, loading, playing and saving your favorite games. Keep your library ready to play and get into the action fast with the WD_BLACK C50 expansion card for Xbox.

At the moment there is no information about the release date of this WD_BLACKC50 expansion card for Xbox Series X | S, and we also don’t know if it will also be available in 512GB and 2TB formats like Seagate’s options. As soon as we know more, we’ll let you know!

Back in 2020 Xbox’s Jason Ronald mentioned that “additional capabilities and implementations” would be offered for these cards in the future, so it’s great to see another company come up with an alternative…even if it’s still pretty expensive !

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Fraser has an unhealthy obsession with all things Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead series and has extensive knowledge of Xbox sports games. He also supports Walsall FC, that West Midlands team you’ve never heard of.

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