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Xbox Series S data transfer speeds compared to Xbox Series X

Stevivor’s putting the Xbox Series S through its paces, this time testing its data transfer speeds in comparison to the Xbox Series X.

As we’ve detailed in our Xbox Series S loading time testing, the next-gen console sports sports a 1TB Custom NVME SSD that works as part of its Velocity Architexture, promising blistering speeds when playing and transfering titles.

The timings below begin with minutes, then seconds, then milliseconds. They also list the file sizes of the games transferred. We’ll continue to add to this list as we test more titles.

Data transfer speeds from external HDD to internal HDD/SSD

Today’s tests involved copying games from a single WD Elements 2TB portable USB 3.0 hard drive onto either internal drive.

 

Game Name File Size Xbox Series S
transfer time
Xbox Series X
transfer time
Alien Isolation 24.41GB 06:03:44 05:31:24
Forza Horizon 3 51.41GB 12:13:17 10:55:35
Hellblade:
Senua’s Sacrifice
Varied 03:17:57
(15.28 GB)
02:53:13
(15.37GB)
Ori and the Will of
the Wisps
5.70GB 02:00:44 01:37:04
Resident Evil 3 21.98GB 04:52:07 04:20:49
Resident Evil 5 15.95GB 03:51:20 03:19:06
Resident Evil 6 17.8GB 04:35:14 04:25:17

 

From our testing above, we’ve concluded that the Xbox Series S will copy games from an external HDD at an average rate of 1GB per 15.20 seconds as compared to the Xbox Series X at 1GB per 11.21 seconds.

Related: Here’s the Xbox Series Quick Resume functionality at work

The Xbox Series S & X head to store shelves on 10 November.

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