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Next-Gen Trade-Off: SSD Speed vs. Storage – Console Watch 2020

Welcome back to Next-Gen Console Watch 2020, our new show following all the news and rumors on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Series S. I’m Daemon Hatfield, and this week I’m joined by Ryan McCaffrey, host of IGN’s Xbox podcast, Podcast Unlocked, and Jonathon Dornbush, host of IGN’s PlayStation podcast, Podcast Beyond.

This week we discuss the cost of speed vs. capacity in next-gen gaming, and we’ve got some info on the next-NEXT-gen consoles. But we begin with the Xbox Series X that Ryan has in his home and has been putting through the paces for several days now.

0:00 – Intro
0:32 – Xbox Series X Hands-On Impressions
5:07 – Why We Don’t Have PS5 Hands-On Yet
6:30 – Xbox Series X Fan Questions
6:41 – How Quickly Games Transfer from External Drive onto Series X
9:28 – Xbox Series X: Noise or Heat Variance Vertical vs. Horizontal?
11:11 – Are Install Updates Needed for Backward Compatible Games on Series X?
12:12 – Why This Won’t Be the Last Generation of Consoles
14:38 – Next-Gen Trade-Off: SSD Speed vs. Storage
19:55 – Poll Results: Xbox’s Bethesda Buy Is Making an Impact
22:43 – New Poll & Outro

Here’s a rundown of what our team has discovered:

Official Xbox Series X and S 1TB Expandable Storage Drive Costs $219.99

Xbox Series X Hands-On: Load Times, Quick Resume, and Compatibility

Living With the Xbox Series X So Far

PS5’s Confusing Game Save Situation

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time Review

Star Wars: Squadrons Single-Player Review

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