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WD unveils WD_Black C50 Expansion SSD for Xbox Series X/S consoles

Since the launch of the Xbox Series X, Seagate has been the exclusive provider of expanded storage for the console. That is now beginning to change, with WD unveiling the new WD_Black C50 expansion card for Xbox current-gen Xbox consoles.

The WD_Black C50 expansion card offers up to 1TB of additional high-speed storage for your console. These SSDs are required for new-gen only games, while older backwards-compatible Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One games can be installed and run from an external HDD instead. The expansion cards slot neatly into the back of an Xbox Series X or Series S console.

Speaking on the launch, WD VP of global strategic partnerships, Susan Park, said: “With the introduction of the WD_BLACK C50 Expansion Card for Xbox, gamers can continue to enjoy their favourite games with more flexibility so they can focus on accomplishing their next mission or defeating their final boss.”

The SSD uses Microsoft's Velocity architecture, paving the way for better speeds for SSDs. Those who pick up the WD_Black C50 Expansion Card will also get a 1-month trial for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which grants you access to a library of Xbox titles for console and PC. Game Pass Ultimate also includes EA Play, so you'll have a good selection of EA titles to play too.

The WD_Black C50 Expansion Card for Xbox will be available starting today, priced at £89.99 for the 512GB version and £149.99 for the 1TB version.

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