With all the recent Xbox One sales, it’s easy to run out of space on the console regardless of the internal size. For that reason, you’ll probably want to grab an external hard drive. Today we’ll be taking a look at a few different ones to help you find the perfect hard drive for your Xbox One.
What you don’t want
You want a good sturdy hard drive with plenty of space. You don’t want to end up with one that’s too bulky since the console itself is large enough. Even if you have a small Xbox One S, you’ll want to use a smaller sized hard drive just because it looks better for your set-up.
While having a smaller hard drive would certainly look better, you need to make sure it will actually work first. Some brands have a bad reputation for having a high failure rate and as a result, you’ll want to avoid them. The worst of these seems to be Seagate Drives so you may want to avoid this brand if you’d like a hard drive that lasts for several years. However, many users report that Seagate Drives is a great brand so specific hard drives may be fine to purchase. Just take care when looking into this brand.
Tips for buying a hard drive for the Xbox One
- It needs to be USB 3.0
- You’ll want one at least 500GB
- You don’t need to purchase a major brand hard drive, storage is storage after all
- Ignore the extra features on a hard drive as they won’t work with the Xbox One
The best HDDs for Xbox One
Solid State Drives and Hard Drive Hybrids
These suggestions are all plug and play so you can instantly start downloading your games. Some SSDs are internal drives which need a SATA connector instead of a USB. If you happen to get one, you just need to get a SATA to USB 3.o external enclosure.
1TB Portable Hard Drives
2TB Portable Hard Drives
Seagate Game Drive for Xbox (Alright we may have said to take care with this brand but it’s an official Xbox external hard drive)
- Western Digital 2TB My Passport Ultra
- Adata 2TB
You shouldn’t actually need anything larger than a 2TB but if you want even more space then check out these two.
What external hard drive are you currently using for your Xbox One? Let us know!