Western Digital has announced that its WD_BLACK C50 expansion cards for Xbox Series X|S consoles are now available for purchase through its web store in 500 GB and 1 TB capacities. The 500 GB version costs $79.99, and while the 1 TB version costs $149.99, it also includes a free WD_BLACK RGB t-shirt as part of a limited-time promotion that runs until June 12, 2023. This announcement would imply that Seagate is no longer the only manufacturer that offers official expansion cards for Microsoft’s Xbox Series X|S consoles, although Seagate’s options go higher, up to 2 TB.
From a Western Digital listing:
As game files get larger, the WD_BLACK C50 Expansion Card for Xbox is the fast and easy way to give your Xbox Series X|S a big capacity boost and keep more titles installed. Just plug this officially licensed card directly into the console for similar performance as the Xbox internal storage. Included with your purchase is a 1-month membership of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, with access to 100+ games on consoles and PC, plus online console multiplayer.
The WD_BLACK C50 Expansion Card for Xbox leverages the Xbox Velocity Architecture and delivers similar performance as your Xbox Series X|S internal storage for a seamless experience with all your favorite games.
Store More Huge Titles
Games are getting bigger, eating up more storage. Capacities from 512GB to 1TB2 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 X|S, 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.
Suspend your current game, play a different game, then come back to the first game as if you never left. Only the Xbox console’s internal SSD and expansion cards can support this time-saving feature.