Hardcore Gamer: The update is coming soon, so use this time wisely to make the right choice for your external drive.
We need more information before that can really be answered. Do the USB3 ports on X1 have UASP support? If so, a RAID or SSD Drive solution would definitely be best. If they do not, then I will be angry! :D
Unless I missed something any USB 3.0 with at least 256GB is compatible. What brand/type works best? I have no idea but for me as long as it works as intended so I can store and play all my games then I'm good. He mentioned Major said they tested a Seagate Expansion 4TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STBV4000100) and it worked perfectly. So this one should work great and the price is cheap: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw...
good. Seagate drives have been reliable for me.
Probably some sort of SSD.. I love these things, i cant wait until they become further adopted, less expensive per GB of storage
The external support is by far one of the best things. They didn't do some sort of proprietary hardware route like last gen. Those were overpriced and not worth the cost. Now this choice is more in line with PC. A great step for Xbox. Putting all your content on one drive and bringing it over to your friends house to log on and play your collection is amazing.
the only downside to "playing your collection" is you would need to bring those disks as well in order to authenticate ownership so that would mean lugging around 3,5,10,or 20 games. you get the picture... unless they are all digital games.
That's the appeal of going digital. Isn't it? I am talking about digital. Too bad that the original plan was curbed (for xbox) as we could have had an open market to sell/trade our digital games.
Why would you bring disks for downloaded games?
well, you DID say "putting all your content on one drive..." you did not specify the type of content...not everyone buys digital games hence the backlash when the x1 was revealed...i did say "unless they are digital games" and people disagree with the facts...go figure.
i definately agree. but MS still needs to implement a way for me to watch video files from my ex hdd. MS will grab my heart if they do so, and if Sony fails to do so.
Can PS4 support externals?
From what I remember it was PS4 was internal and XBO was external. There IS external use for the PS4 however you're not able to play games from it. It might have changed, but I haven't heard differently.
Don't need them we can replace the hard drive which is not allowed for some retarded reason on X1
would be nice to have the option to add a external tho,as replacing the internal of course leaves you having to re download your shit
LOL, you are a comic genius, I'll give you that! My 3gb external hard drive is ready, no screw driver needed.
U can replace the hard drive on the xbox one...u may just void the warranty if u break the console..
Replacing the harddrive on Xbox One voids the warranty. MS probably planned for external support so fewer people voided their warranties by opening the console.
replace the HD? lol thats effort. might aswell build a PC whilst you're at it
Yeah dude because Taking apart your PS4 and replacing the HDD is sooooo much easier then plugging in a cheaper external HDD and one that is on the go... Options are nice, plus you have to export all files from PS4's to your new one as well, and you need a PC for that I would think? Troll Harder
I still don't see how replacing the HDD is more desirable. Now you've got a 500GB sitting around waiting for use, and now you have to swap all your content over somehow or download everything all over again. That's way more tedious than simply adding to your existing storage.
So what do you do when you run out of space? Buy another disk? And what of that one? They don't even make very large laptop drives. An external *option* is a great thing, especially for anyone who can think further than 5 minutes in their future.
Doh! I bet you wish you could edit that.
not yet, its coming but we dont know when
No but I am sure they will. Xbox just planned this further ahead. They learned from last gen.
I am just going to buy Pocket USB3 drives powered by the USB port. Picked up a WD 2TB today at Costco. As soon as the update is out I will be moving everything to it. Should be enough for the next year and then I am hoping 4TB USB powered drives drop to $130-150 range and I will get one of them... I added up the total storage for all games to date... It is about 575 GB. I expect the games for the next year to be around 1-1.5 TB.
I'm only planning to grab a 2tb.. Worked it out to be about 100 games (using my current games/dlc as reference)
How much was that?
The 2 TB (Ultra Performance) Western Digital Pocket Drives are $125 in Canada at Costco.
I will probably get a 4TB since those are nearing the $150 mark. Although I will wait a little since my hdd is only 30% full right now.
i'm not big on game downloads so i would figure 1tb would last me quite some time. although having those free games with gold deals has slowly been changing my mind...if it's free, why not? right?
I'm glad I went with a toshiba 1tb hd for my PS3 just because of PS plus.Also it's about 95% quieter than the stock seagate that came in it. Best $60 I ever spent!
HD space is identical I believe between physical and digital.. The entire disk is installed..
Even if you play games on blu-Ray, the entire game is installed on your xbox. You'll be using up HDD space even if you never play digitally.
newegg has 3-4TB drives for near $100. try there.
The type that are actually internal
I wonder how this will work with a two console household using the home console feature. Can I add a HDD to both consoles, put all my digital games on both HDDs, and access one console with my Gamertag and the other, home console, anyone can play the games on the HDD. Also, with the USB powered HDD, will the Xbox be able to handle/run those without issue?
Just wait for the hardware revision that includes an upgradable internal harddrive. It's the last bone headed Mattrick-era decision that hasn't been reversed. Common, with game sizes what they are why did they force everyone to use an external? It was either stupid, cruel or wicked cheap. There's already a large console box, separate power brick, and now external harddrive. I think if given the choice, most everyone (who hasn't purchases an xone) would prefer an upgradable internal. It will be like how 360 included an HDMI port after about a year.
Post makes no sense whatsoever. Most people don't know how to anything about the inside of a computer let alone changing out a drive. So let's see, change hard drive lose 500gb just to upgrade transfer and time to do it vs plug a drive keep 500gb + what u add. Seriously people won't and shouldn't have a problem with the latter.
Why would one prefer an upgraded internal HDD which requires opening the system, get rid of your old HDD, re-download all the firmware, OS, all the games, apps, and media from the user's account when they can add just add multiple off-the-shelf external HDDs that takes about 1 second to attach and not worry about a thing while still have an internal 500gb HDD to spare. Also, what happen then when the replaced 2gb internal ran out of space in a couple of years? Are you going to want to replace the drive with a larger internal drive and repeat the process all over? Not a very good troll effort, I might say. LOL
I, for one, think it's much easier to not have to worry about opening your console and simply plug in a USB cable with a hard drive on the other end.
2TB seagate backup pro slim, small as hell & USB3.0 :-)
I still have around 80% of my XB1 space available, but this is good to know. I love how fast Microsoft and Sony are addressing things so quickly. Hopefully the next XB1 update keeps things updated automatically. I hate trying to start something and it says wait a update is needed. This is shaping up to be a excellent generation! Bring on E3! Show me the power of the X Station U! Hopefully I get to hear someone at one of the press conferences say the those lovely words,"And this feature is available now/immediately after this conference!" Someone's going to do it.
I have yet to buy a discbased game for the xbONE. Now I can store them and travel without disc just my HDD and connect to another xbONE without worrying about disc authentication.
So when will Microsoft be coming out with their own or partnering with someone so they can make money off the external drive update? I'm sure it will happen sooner or later.
I need someone to make a hard disc enclosure that looks like a mini XB1.
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