The first run of Xbox One S consoles, which contained 2TB hard drives on top of the other new features, are selling out fast and stocks are almost depleted. Once they’re gone, that’s it. No more of the 2TB white Xbox One S consoles.
This initial run with the bigger hard drives was always set to be limited, and Microsoft confirmed to Eurogamer that they’re sticking to that plan.
In truth, though, this isn’t a big deal. In just a couple months, the 2TB Gears of War 4 edition Xbox One will hit, albeit at a beefier $449 price tag compared to the $399 the Xbox One S 2TB went for. The smaller 1TB and 500GB editions drop on August 23 for $299 and $349 respectively, as well. Instead of trying to pick up the 2TB system, a smaller one can be paired with a faster external drive for more space and better speed, not to mention a few bucks saved in the process.
The Xbox One S continues the Xbox One’s tradition of using a 5400 RPM hard drive that can’t be replaced, but the system is friendly to USB drives. A 7200 RPM drive plugged into the USB 3.0 port is a nice speed boost over the internal drive.
That’s a lot better than looking online for what will inevitably be the huge price increases some less scrupulous dealers will try to sell the system for.