Xbox Series X expansion card from Western Digital revealed

Xbox Series X

While the Xbox Series X has had a long exclusivity for harddrive expansions via Seagate, that’s ending now with competitor Western Digital entering the fray.

A new Western Digital-made harddrive expansion for the Xbox Series X has appeared in a (now deleted) Best Buy listing. Priced at $179.99 for 1TB, it’s cheaper than Seagate’s option for $219.99.

Here’s a product blurb on the new Western Digital harddrive expansion:

As game files get larger and larger, the WD_BLACK C50 Expansion Card for Xbox is the fast and easy way to give your Xbox Series X or Xbox Series § a big capacity boost so you can
keep more titles installed.

Just plug this officially licensed card directly into the dedicated slot on the back of your Xbox Series XIS console and it’s good to go, no extra software or installation steps needed.

The card delivers similar performance as the Xbox internal storage for a seamless experience when you’re 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.


  • Xbox Performance – The WD_BLACKC50 Expansion Card for Xbox leverages the Xbox Velocity Architecture and delivers similar performance as your Xbox Series XIS internal storage for a seamless experience with all your favorite games.
  • Store More Huge Titles – Games are getting bigger, eating up more storage. Capacity TB let you keep more of those titles installed and ready to fire up at a moment’s notice.
  • Easy to Install – This officially licensed Xbox expansion card is plug-and-play with your Xbox Series XIS, so you don’t have to worry about compatibility or opening your console to install.
  • Design by WD_BLACK – The expansion card’s slick, industrial aesthetics deliver the cool factor that WD_BLACK is known for and fit in perfectly with your Xbox™ console.
  • Store More, Play More on Xbox – Non-expansion card solutions require you to transfer games back and forth to your console. The WD_BLACK C50 Expansion Card for Xbox lets you get into the action faster so you can game when you want to.
  • Quick Resume-Compatible – Suspend your current game, play a different game, then come back to the first game as if you never left. Only the Xbox consoles internal SSD and expansion cards can support this time-saving feature.

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