As you know, the upcoming Microsoft and Sony new generation consoles have received very fast, but not the largest SSD. Sony has 825GB of storage capacity, Xbox Series X has 1TB, and Xbox Series S has only 500GB.
And if that’s enough for many gamers, it’s not enough for some. In the case of the Xbox Series X, a special memory card will cost $200. That is a bit cheaper than the Xbox Series S!
However, it may be possible to do with “little blood”. Jeffrey Grubb has tested the Xbox Series X with both a branded memory card and a standard external SSD NVMe.
As you can see, this SSD was almost as fast when copying a game from it to the console and back. The difference is completely uncritical. It is also preserved in the speed of loading games. Thus external SSD with not bad speed characteristics will be essentially cheaper than a new branded memory card.
However, it should be understood that the current test is the test of the Xbox Series X in a game of the past for her generation. What will be in the games of the new generation, it is still unclear, but we can hope that there will be no dramatic difference.