Please see our update to view recommended 2TB & 4TB Xbox One External Hard Drives

The Console Battle continues to rage on with Xbox One announcing that their June update will unlock the ability to use external hard drives. Unlike the PS4, replacing the internal hard drive for the Xbox One will void the warranty.

Best Xbox One Hard Drives

Price

WD My Passport Ultra 1TB Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive
Why I like this External Hard Drive
•Over 2200 Amazon Ratings @ 4.5/5.0
•Only $59.00
•1 TB in Size
•Comes in 4 Colors Black/Red/Grey/Blue(but who would get the blue?!?)
• 3.0 USB – I wouldnt recommend getting anything below 3.0 USB

Speed

U32 Shadow™ 480GB External USB 3.0 Portable Solid State Drive SSD (Silver)• 480 or 1TB Versions
• SSD – Solid Slate Drive (Fastest out there)
• USB 3.0
• 3 Year Warranty
• $290-580 based on Size

Best Xbox One Hard Drive Summary:If you are motivated by price then stick with the Western Digital External Drive. If you are not limited on price and want your data being pulled at a faster rate from your external hard drive then get the Solid Slate Drive. These two hard drives are not the only hard drives compatible or available just two that are highly rated based on customer reviews.

This update comes at a perfect time with many of our hard drives reaching max capacity. Take a look at the download sizes for some of the Xbox One Release games.

Xbox One Download Sizes

Wolfenstein: The New Order – 51GB
•NBA 2K14 – 43GB
•Titanfall – 40GB
•Call of Duty: Ghosts – 39GB
•Ryse: Son of Rome – 34GB
•Battlefield 4 – 33GB
•Forza Motorsport 5 – 31GB
•Watch Dogs – 23GB
•Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – 20GB
•Dead Rising 3 – 19GB

You can see how quickly the Xbox One Hard Drive fills up.

What the update does:

•Allow up to two external hard drives
•Must be atleast 256 GB Size
•Support for USB 3.0 Drives
•Transfer Full Games, Downloadable Content & Apps
•Optional Xbox Live Real Name Support
•Smartglass Universal Remote

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