Xbox One External HD

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  1. Blujelly macrumors 65816

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    afternoon all!

    I was just wondering does the Xbox one need a certain type of external HD or different cables? It will literally just hold games on it as my Xbox is near on full.

    any recommendations would be helpful.

    thanks in advance
     
  2. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    No any USB 3 drive will do. Your xbox one will format the drive to the appropriate format. I bought seagate's xbox one drive simply because i liked the colour scheme & branding, but could have saved €30 just buying their standard 2tb USB 3 portable drive.
     
  3. Blujelly thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Excellent cheers mate"!
     
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    I had an old 520Meg mobile hard drive I had used in an old MacBook and got a mobile USB 3.0 case for it for $14. Small and takes power from the XBox - works great.
     
  6. Blujelly thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for all the advise, can you run the games for the external HD? Or do they have to be transferred across?
     
  7. gkarris macrumors 604

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    You can move them over. Go into your games panel, choose the game and hit the "Options" key and click on "Manage"
     
  8. Blujelly thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I see so if you were on near full storage on the Xbox you would to need to shuffle it over the external HD, then the game you wanted to play from the external HD to Xbox one?
     
  9. gkarris macrumors 604

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    You can play any game from any external drive on the XBox One. The drive HAS TO BE USB 3.0 connected and formatted to the XBox One.
     
  10. Blujelly thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Got you!

    Cheers mate
     
  11. Jovian9 macrumors 68000

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    I've had no issues running games off of external drives. I currently have 3 portable usb 3.0 drives (2.5TB total storage on them) hooked up.

    Make sure you get plenty of space b/c now that they are releasing Xbox 360 games on the Xbox One as well my system is getting near full :)
     
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