Xbox Series X confirms its minimum external storage requirements, there are only two: USB 3.0 and 128GB. After having anticipated all the improvements and capacities of its new internal SSD storage system, the latest tests carried out by Microsoft offer us new details about the minimum requirements that the rest of the external storage devices will have to fulfill for both Xbox Series X and S. And in addition to the external SSD high-speed memories, this new generation of consoles will also be compatible with the USB storage devices.
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For those looking to save some money, Microsoft has recently confirmed the minimum requirements for using an external storage device for the installation of games and applications will only include a USB 3.0 Type-A connector with a 128GB minimum space. Although some older hard disks and smaller capacity USB sticks will be discarded, there is no doubt that this offers a huge amount of alternatives easily reachable in the market. This feature might add some interesting terms to gaming culture such as “plug and play.”
One of the advantages of Microsoft’s new console is that despite the optimization and recommendation of SSD use, both Xbox Series X and S models will also be compatible with this type of storage device, it is worth mentioning that these external memories will not be able to offer us the fast loading times of the new generation promises. Although it is undoubtedly an option to consider in order to store the rest of the compatible games from previous generations that do not require such a fast reading speed, thus leaving more free space in the internal memory.