Xbox Expansion Card Gets Nice Discount, Will Sell Out Quickly


Best Buy has a great deal on the Western Digital Black 1TB C50 Expansion Card for Xbox Series X|S. As part of the retailer’s “Drops” program, you can snag the card for $125 (was $150). This matches the best price ever at Best Buy and is the cheapest offer since Black Friday. Best Buy Drops is a relatively new initiative that is essentially the equivalent of Amazon’s Lightning Deals. It’s used for restocked items that will sell out fast and limited-time deals that are particularly good. At the time of writing, Best Buy still had roughly two-thirds of its inventory left–but the deal will likely disappear within a day.

Deals on Xbox Series X|S expansion cards are rare, and we typically only see them during major sales events like Black Friday and Prime Day.

Though you can plug regular USB external hard drives into your Xbox Series X|S, you can only use them to store Series X|S games. You can’t launch new-gen games from proprietary storage devices unless you insert the officially licensed Seagate or Western Digital expansion cards into the dedicated slot on your Series X|S.

Thanks to the Xbox Velocity proprietary technology, there’s no loss of data transfer speed either as you’ll still enjoy really fast loading times on your games and the Quick Resume function to switch between them in mere seconds.