When it comes to adding some extra storage capacity, the Xbox Series X|S consoles have a simple, though normally pricey, solution that nods back to the age of memory cards. For Prime Day Round 2, you can get a next-gen memory card–or to be more specific, a 1TB WD Black Xbox storage expansion card–for just $125 (down from $150). This is easily one of the best Prime Day gaming deals, as Xbox Series X|S expansion cards–and there are only two options–are almost never on sale. As such, we expect this deal to sell out.
WD Black C50 Xbox Series X|S Expansion Card
Normally priced at $150, WD Black’s C50 expansion card released earlier this year as the lone rival to Seagate’s expansion card that’s been around for years (though is also very rarely discounted, wink wink).
This pure plug-and-play expansion card adds an impressive 1TB of extra storage to your Xbox Series X|S console, which in practice gives you more than three times the storage space on Series S and more than twice the space on Series X.
It’s worth mentioning the C50 is an officially licensed memory card as well, which means that the card leverages the Xbox Velocity Architecture and delivers performance that is indistinguishable from the Xbox Series X|S internal SSD.
The benefit of these dedicated expansion cards is that you can both store and run games directly from this little storage device. Without an expansion card, running out of storage space means either deleting games and downloading again later or transferring games to an external hard drive. But only Xbox One games can be played off of a portable drive; you cannot play Xbox Series X|S games not stored on your internal drive without a Western Digital or Seagate expansion card.
The C50 is also an attractive piece of portable technology, as this card features WD Black’s trademark industrial aesthetic. As mentioned, this is actually the second officially licensed expansion card for Xbox Series X|S cards, as Seagate launched its own version alongside the consoles when they were first made available in late 2020.
If you think you’ll need even more bonus space on your Xbox Series X|S, you can grab Seagate’s 2TB Xbox expansion card for $230 during Prime Day (down from $280). Yes, that’s still pricey, but as mentioned, these expansion cards are sold at full price nearly all the time.
More Prime Day Round 2 deals