Microsoft released the Xbox Series X review embargo on Thursday morning and the press, including the Voxel, can now talk about all aspects of the company’s next-generation console. For those curious, how much free space does the NVMe SSD have in the video game? According to the system interface, 802 GB is usable and 799.5 GB is free when you turn on the device (probably due to some installed apps).
The calculation of how 200 GB is lost may be strange, but it is easy to explain. There are two reasons why the console’s usable memory is being “taken away”: first, the 1TB conversion is not exactly accurate (just make sure your PC’s hard drive doesn’t have all the space that is on the package) and The Xbox Series System X allocates some of that memory to the system and other resources.
It’s worth noting that the Xbox Series X has Quick Resume as one of its main features, allowing various games to resume where you left off without having to reload everything. And for that to happen, the elements loaded into the console’s RAM are written to the SSD, which are then decompressed back into the RAM – but at some point they are stored in the SSD, who needs a reserved space for this.
For those who are short on space or who eventually want to expand storage, the only way is to buy the SSD expansion card from Microsoft (which has a partnership with Seagate). The accessory officially costs R $ 2,299 in Brazil.