The official Seagate Xbox Storage Expansion Card is down to its record low price

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Update: This excellent Seagate official Xbox expansion card SSD deal is still live! We covered it before, earlier this week, but the great news is that if you want to capitalize this weekend, then you still can. Avoid the Prime Day rushes and bag yourself the best Xbox SSD going. Read on below for our original post and all the information you need, as well as some tweaked and new information for today.

Official hard drives for the new-gen consoles have been in constant supply since their launch given the extensive libraries that can be played on the PS5 and Xbox Series X and S - and external hard drive deals like this one are perfect to help out with that.

The 1TB capacity variant of the official Seagate Storage Expansion Card for Xbox Series X|S is still at its record-low price at Amazon US today and can be had for an absolute steal. In the US, the expansion card is down to $149 at Amazon (was $219.99), and in the UK you can get the card for £149.99 at Very (was £219.99). As we say, the US price is a record-low deal so there's literally never been a better time to buy the card and boost your storage. The UK price is a tenner off its record-low but still represents excellent value. The 2TB variants are also on offer at lowest ever prices - this would sort you out for the rest of the generation (probably) and get you the objective best Xbox SSD in the process. In the US, the 2TB is $279 at Amazon (was $359.99), and in the UK it is down to £269.99 and Amazon (was £457.81 - though we think Amazon listing that RRP is a little off the mark).

But why should you invest in the official expansion card? After all, it's more expensive right? Well, a big benefit of going with the official expansion card is that, even though it sits on the consoles' exterior, instead of a regular USB connection, it uses a bespoke connection that connects directly to the motherboard of the machine. This is something that other Xbox Series X hard drives and SSDs cannot do so really sets the official products apart. While that sounds very flashy, the reality and practical application of it means that you can store and play Series X-enhanced games directly from it - something that regular USB external drives cannot offer. This alone makes it the best Xbox Series X storage solution by far. 

As a result, that makes this offering one of the best early Prime Day Xbox Series X deals we've seen so far. 

Today's best Xbox hard drives deals in the US

1TB Seagate Storage Expansion Card for Xbox Series X|S | $149 at Amazon Save $70

1TB Seagate Storage Expansion Card for Xbox Series X|S | <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8428&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FSeagate-Storage-Expansion-Solid-State%2Fdp%2FB08K3S6WJM%2F%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank">$149 at Amazon (was $219.99)
Save $70 - This is an excellent time to strike on the official storage card for Xbox Series X|S. We're not sure it'll drop further in next week's Prime Day deals, but it could be one to keep an eye out for if you're after something for even less. Other external USB-connected SSDs will still be cheaper, but that bespoke, special connection the official Seagate card offers goes a long way to justifying that extra investment.

Price check: Best Buy - <a href="https://shop-links.co/link?skuId=6425015&publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Fseagate-1tb-storage-expansion-card-for-xbox-series-xs-internal-nvme-ssd-black%2F6425015.p%3FskuId%3D6425015&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank">$149.99 | Walmart - <a href="https://goto.walmart.com/c/1943169/565706/9383?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fip%2FSeagate-Storage-Expansion-Card-for-Xbox-Series-X-S-512GB-Solid-State-Drive-NVMe-Expansion-SSD-for-Xbox-Series-X-S-STJR512400%2F962738159" data-link-merchant="walmart.com"" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">$149

2TB Seagate Storage Expansion Card for Xbox Series X|S | $279 at Amazon Save $80

2TB Seagate Storage Expansion Card for Xbox Series X|S | <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8428&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FSeagate-Storage-Expansion-Solid-State%2Fdp%2FB09BJYXMDW%2F%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank">$279 at Amazon (was $359.99)
Save $80 - However, if you're looking to take the 'go big or go home' approach the 2TB variant is also on offer, and also at its lowest-ever price right now. This will, surely, be a one-and-done solution for the entire generation on Xbox Series X or S - and it'll also be the best way to achieve that given the bespoke nature of the drive. If you've been saving up for it, now is the time to strike.

Price check: Best Buy - <a href="https://shop-links.co/link?skuId=6477864&publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Fseagate-2tb-storage-expansion-card-for-xbox-series-xs-internal-nvme-ssd-black%2F6477864.p%3FskuId%3D6477864&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank">$279.99 | Walmart - <a href="https://goto.walmart.com/c/1943169/565706/9383?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fip%2FSeagate-Expansion-2TB-Storage-Expansion-Card-for-Xbox-Series-X-S%2F590067737%3Ffrom%3D%2Fsearch" data-link-merchant="walmart.com"" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank">$358.88

Today's best Xbox hard drives deals in the UK

1TB Seagate Storage Expansion Card for Xbox Series X|S | £149.99 at Very 
Save £70

1TB Seagate Storage Expansion Card for Xbox Series X|S | <a href="https://www.awin1.com/awclick.php?awinmid=3090&awinaffid=103504&clickref=hawk-custom-tracking&p=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.very.co.uk%2Fseagate-storage-expansion-card-for-xbox-series-xs-in-1tb-stjr1000400%2F1600532636.prd" data-link-merchant="very.co.uk"" target="_blank">£149.99 at Very (was £219.99)
Save £70
- The Expansion Card is also on offer in the UK, and while it was a few pounds lower at Amazon recently, Very now has the best deal at this excellent low price. 

Price check: Game - <a href="https://www.prf.hn/click/camref:1011lLuAC/pubref:hawk-custom-tracking/destination:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.game.co.uk%2Fen%2Fseagate-expansion-card-for-xbox-series-x-s-1tb-2831451" data-link-merchant="game.co.uk"" data-link-merchant="very.co.uk"" target="_blank">£169.99 | ebuyer - <a href="https://track.webgains.com/click.html?wgcampaignid=138489&wgprogramid=267255&clickref=hawk-custom-tracking&wgtarget=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebuyer.com%2F1133679-seagate-storage-expansion-card-1tb-nvme-expansion-ssd-for-xbox-series-stjr1000400" data-link-merchant="ebuyer.com"" data-link-merchant="game.co.uk"" data-link-merchant="very.co.uk"" target="_blank">£149.99 | Argos - <a href="https://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-6361382-15618761?sid=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https://www.argos.co.uk/product/9441031" data-link-merchant="argos.co.uk"" data-link-merchant="ebuyer.com"" data-link-merchant="game.co.uk"" data-link-merchant="very.co.uk"" target="_blank">£149.99
 

2TB Seagate Storage Expansion Card for Xbox Series X|S | £269.99 at Amazon 
Save £187

2TB Seagate Storage Expansion Card for Xbox Series X|S | <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8428&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.co.uk%2Fdp%2FB09BJYXMDW%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-21%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-21" data-link-merchant="Amazon UK"" target="_blank">£269.99 at Amazon (was £457.81)
Save £187
- This isn't the card's lowest-ever price but it's only about seven quid from it so still represents great value if you're in the UK and want to get your storage done and dusted in one fell, bespoke, swoop.

Price check: Game - <a href="https://www.prf.hn/click/camref:1011lLuAC/pubref:hawk-custom-tracking/destination:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.game.co.uk%2Fen%2Fseagate-expansion-card-for-xbox-series-x-s-2tb-2870137" data-link-merchant="game.co.uk"" data-link-merchant="Amazon UK"" target="_blank">£339.99 | Argos - <a href="https://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-6361382-15618761?sid=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https://www.argos.co.uk/product/3120262" data-link-merchant="argos.co.uk"" data-link-merchant="game.co.uk"" data-link-merchant="Amazon UK"" target="_blank">£279.99
 

As we've mentioned a couple of times above, the official card goes along way to justify it's elevated price tag but if you are after something simpler, then we've rounded up some of the latest and lowest prices on some fine alternatives below.

If you're looking for deals and price cuts that are on the other side of the console wall, then check in with our pages covering the latest and early Prime Day PS5 deals, Prime Day PS5 SSD deals, and Prime Day PS5 TV deals.

Rob Dwiar
Managing Editor, TechRadar Gaming

Rob is the Managing Editor of TechRadar Gaming, a video games journalist, critic, editor, and writer, and has years of experience gained from multiple publications. Prior to being TechRadar Gaming's Managing Editor, he was TRG's Deputy Editor, and a longstanding member of GamesRadar+, being the Commissioning Editor for Hardware there for years, while also squeezing in a short stint as Gaming Editor at WePC just before joining TechRadar Gaming. He is also a freelance writer on tech, gaming hardware, video games, gardens, and landscapes and is crowdfunding a book on video game landscapes that you can back and pre-order now too.