Upgrade your Xbox Series X storage with WD_BLACK C50 — now on sale!

Storage issues on Xbox Series X and Series S? WD_BLACK C50 offers a budget-friendly solution, now on sale.
Aug 21, 2023, 11:25 AM UTC
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Upgrade your Xbox Series X storage with WD_BLACK C50 — now on sale!
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Gamers, you know the drill — you’re scrolling through Xbox Game Pass, eyeing that hot new game release, and just when you’re ready to dive in, your console drops the bombshell: you’re out of storage. The painful choice of which beloved games to delete to make space is enough to put a damper on any gaming session. But fear not, there’s a solution that’s both budget-friendly and a breeze to set up — the WD_BLACK C50 Expansion Card by Western Digital.

Cast your mind back to 2020 when Microsoft unveiled the Xbox Series X and Series S. One of the standout features? The promise of effortless storage upgrades. No more fiddling with hardware or juggling external drives. Simply pop in a memory card, and voila — your storage capacity doubles. But there was a catch: Seagate had the monopoly on these expansion cards, and their prices weren’t exactly pocket-friendly. A 1TB card set you back a hefty $220, $400 for 2TB, and $140 for 512GB, leaving many gamers yearning for a more budget-friendly option.

Fast forward to May 2023, and the landscape changed. Microsoft revamped the pricing of their expansion cards, and that’s when Western Digital stepped onto the scene with the WD_BLACK C50 Storage Expansion Card. With two flavors — 512GB for $80 and 1TB for $127.49– the WD_BLACK C50 brings affordability to the forefront. Plus, its sleek all-black design adds a touch of elegance to your gaming setup.

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Looking at the WD_BLACK C50 might give you a dose of nostalgia, reminiscent of the good ol’ days of PlayStation and PS2 memory cards. But here’s the kicker — upgrading your console’s storage is just as easy as it was back then. No complex maneuvers or technical jargon. The moment you slot in the card, your console acknowledges the expanded storage — it’s that simple. Say goodbye to the days of getting lost in a labyrinth of settings.

Moving your games to the WD_BLACK C50 is a breeze, although a slight tweak could make it even smoother. Transferring games might require a few extra clicks, but the overall convenience factor remains high. Games launched from the expansion card might take a fraction longer to kick off, but in the grand scheme of things, it’s a blip in your gaming session. The card effortlessly blends into your console’s performance, ensuring that your gaming remains immersive and fluid.

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