After having advanced all the improvements and capabilities of your new internal SSD storage system, the latest tests performed on test units provided by Microsoft They offer us new details on the minimum requirements that the rest of external storage devices must meet for both Xbox Series X and S. And it is that in addition to the already announced high-speed external SSD memories, this new generation of consoles will also be compatible with USB storage devices.
For those looking to save some money, Microsoft has recently confirmed the minimum requirements to use an external storage device for the installation of games and applications, with the only requirement to include a USB 3.0 Type-A connector with a minimum of 128GB of space. Some qualities that, although some older hard drives and smaller capacity USB memories will discard, undoubtedly offer us a huge amount of alternatives easily found in the market.
And it is undoubtedly a notably more affordable alternative to Seagate’s NVMe SSD high-speed connectors, which, although they add some interesting qualities such as the “plug and play” update, have already confirmed starting prices that will start from 220 euros.
If one of the advantages of the new Microsoft console is that despite the optimization and recommendation for the use of SSDs, both Xbox Series X and S models will also be compatible with this type of storage device, it should be mentioned that these external memories will not be able to offer us the fast loading times of new generation titles. Although it is undoubtedly an option to take into account in order to store the rest of compatible games from previous generations that do not require such a fast reading speed, thus leaving more free space in the not so large internal memory.