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Will you be buying this storage?

Yes 10 20.83%
 
No 38 79.17%
 
Total:48
yvanjean said:
d21lewis said:

Somebody will make an adapter.

I currently have 8tb on my Xbox One X in addition to the 1tb that came with the system. One TB on XSX is unacceptable.

Well a 2tb SSD is $350, so that's wasn't feasible. Sounds to me someone needs to clean up their drive or you need to buy HHD server to store some of your games.

A 2TB SSD with better raw speed than the XSX SSD is $235 on Amazon... 3500mb/s read, 3000mb/s write. XSX SSD is 2400mb/s



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Hopefully over time they will drop in price.
Xbox solution being a perpriatary solution it probably wont drop much however.

Hopefully its not this bad on playstation side (or drops faster in price).
Because 1TB of storage for games isnt much.



Barkley said:
yvanjean said:

Well a 2tb SSD is $350, so that's wasn't feasible. Sounds to me someone needs to clean up their drive or you need to buy HHD server to store some of your games.

A 2TB SSD with better raw speed than the XSX SSD is $235 on Amazon... 3500mb/s read, 3000mb/s write. XSX SSD is 2400mb/s

This is why I like sony solution better, just allowing normal SSDs, and useing normal ports.
Market competion will drive prices of these SSDs down over time, and it ll be cheap(er) to add in more storage to your console.

Sony tried the expensive storage solutions with the Vita, and after that, they were done with perpriatary solutions of such.



I'm now even more convinced to wait for the inevitable slim version with a larger storage to buy a next gen console.



I assume the tiny size is also driving up costs. No idea why they had to go for such a small ssd.



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Bofferbrauer2 said:
yvanjean said:

Well a 2tb SSD is $350, so that's wasn't feasible. Sounds to me someone needs to clean up their drive or you need to buy HHD server to store some of your games.

Try 230€ instead: https://www.alternate.de/ADATA/XPG-SX8200-Pro-2-TB-SSD/html/product/1558445?

Keep in mind that that SSD is faster than the one in the XSX...

I'm Canadian but I always write using the USD $ to make it more understandable ... tired of going to price converter with your €, If you going to respond shouldn't you used the same currency rate? (2TB SSD at 230€=268.33$USD)

Microsoft and Sony were never going to go with a 2TB SSD, the biggest buying factor at retail is always price so adding an extra $100 would of really hurt their console sales. 

1TB Expandable SSD at $220 on Xbox series X just doesn't make sense when considering an XSS is only $299. I'm saying you should either clean up your drive or get HHD expansion until the price drop on the Expandable storage. I have been moving games on my Xbox One X between external and internal it's pain-free and doesn't take that much time. So, really nothing compared to the option of adding a 2TB HHD at 60$USD. 

$220 is 44% of the cost of Xbox Series X. I guess we all heard the price was going to be $220 so not really a surprise, but still, I think Microsoft really drop the ball on this one. 

Last edited by yvanjean - on 24 September 2020

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Bofferbrauer2 said:
vivster said:
It's actually a really good price. The problem is people devaluing space. Not a single person who buys and Xbox actually needs that much storage, let alone SSD storage. I have yet to see a person who constantly switches between 20 big games. Large SSD storage is still very much premium, otherwise I would've switched to SSD for my long time storage a long time ago. My next high end gaming PC won't have more than 1TB for storage.

*Raises Hand*

I even had an external 2TB HDD connected to my Wii U because I easily get bored with a game and need to switch out out for another one. I'm juggling 2 128GB SD Cards on my Switch. I have an external 4 TB HDD to my Laptop for my games. Keep in mind I'm mostly playing indie Games which don't use that much space. I just need to switch games often, and to do so, I need enough space for all of them to fit.

So, while I won't buy an Xbox anytime soon (what's the point if you have a gaming PC?), having more space is always useful.

Also, I expect that games grow quite a bit over next gen. Bigger resolutions and bigger screens will also need bigger, more detailed textures, which certainly will bump up the space a notch or two. Add to that the Raytracing, and a 500GB SSD like in the Series S might fill up very quickly in a couple years

So what you are saying is you don't actually need that much space. Dowloading games is fast enough to start the download before you want to play it.

500GB will be plenty for anyone. Any more is luxury, not necessity.



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Barkley said:
yvanjean said:

Well a 2tb SSD is $350, so that's wasn't feasible. Sounds to me someone needs to clean up their drive or you need to buy HHD server to store some of your games.

A 2TB SSD with better raw speed than the XSX SSD is $235 on Amazon... 3500mb/s read, 3000mb/s write. XSX SSD is 2400mb/s

Thats absurd. I expect some backlash soon. 



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