Seagate reveals new details about the SSD module for the Xbox Series X
It has been over four months since Microsoft revealed specifications for the Xbox Series X, which it claims remains on track for a Holiday 2020 release. At the time, the company detailed the console's CPU, GPU and RAM, among other components. Another area into which Microsoft delved was the console's SSD. According to Microsoft, the Xbox Series X will come with a 1 TB NVMe SSD that will be capable of up to 4.8 GB/s I/O throughput thanks to a custom decompression block. The company also touched upon its 1 TB expansion card.
Now, Seagate has unveiled details about the latter, the website for which you can view here. The company states that the module will operate over two lanes of PCIe 4.0. Seagate notes that the module uses custom flash memory, although it is yet to detail what that means.
The company will also offer three year's warranty with all Xbox Series X Storage Expansion Card purchases. As usual, the warranty will be limited, the coverage of which Seagate is yet to disclose.
Seagate has not confirmed how much its Expansion Card will cost. However, it has stated that it will support the console's Velocity Architecture and Quick Resume functionality. Additionally, the card will be capable of storing Xbox 360 and Xbox One titles.