Update: The WD_BLACK C50 Expansion Card for Xbox is available now in local stores, starting with JB Hi-Fi as well as Amazon via international delivery.
The 1TB Expansion Card retails for $289, which is a match for the Seagate alternative (depending on where you shop) even after Seagate has been reducing the prices on their previously-exclusive expansion card since it launched.
Original Story: Xbox Series X|S owners finally have at least one alternative option when it comes to expanding the high-speed storage on their consoles, with WD officially joining the fray with its new WD_BLACK C50 Expansion Card for Xbox – confirming a leak from back in April.
The new card comes in a 500GB or 1TB capacity, and retails for $79.99 USD (approximately $120 AUD) or $289 AUD, respectively. With the previously-exclusive Seagate option becoming much cheaper recently, it looks like the introduction of new options is finally driving the exorbitant prices of added Xbox Series X|S storage down.
Those interested in picking up extra storage for their console now can grab the 1TB Seagate Expansion Card for Xbox for around $250 on Amazon, which is still a lot better of a deal than the launch pricing.
By comparison, storage prices for PlayStation 5 owners are coming down every day thanks to the PS5’s non-proprietary M.2 SSD slot, which lets users buy any compatible Gen 4 NVMe that has an appropriate heatsink and slot it into the console’s internals.