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Gamers Need Drive: Hard Drives That Rock The Xbox

The Xbox One’s 500GB hard drive can be quite small and just not big enough for all the games you want to play. Games are getting bigger and bigger but the internal hard drive in your Xbox One is not. And with so many games out so far and more coming soon, you’re definitely going to need an external hard drive for your Xbox. Thankfully, the console supports USB 3.0 ports meaning you can plug in some pretty fast-moving drives and in so doing, expand your original Xbox HDD.

To help you choose the best HDD for Xbox, we spent time going through the different hard disk drives in the market.

Best  hard drives for Xbox

Toshiba Canvio Basics 1TB Portable Hard Drive

The Toshiba Canvio is an amazing HDD. The hard drive can hold 1TB worth of games and is powered directly via the USB port providing you with a reliable USB 3.0 powered add-on storage. The HDD features speeds of up to 5400 RPM and amazing transfer rate.

The external hard disk drive boasts a compact, smudge-resistant design and this makes it a popular choice among gamers. Toshiba’s reputation for long-term durability and reliability, plus a one-year standard limited warranty, provide users with a peace of mind.


Seagate Expansion Portable External Hard Drive

Worrying about running out of space? If so, then look no further than the Seagate Expansion HDD. Depending on your storage needs, you can opt for either the 1TB, 2TB or 4TB version. The hard drive supports USB 3.0 ensuring great transfer rates. And although it’s not going to win any awards in terms of style, it definitely gets the job done in terms of storage.

With no software needed, installing a hard drive to an Xbox has never been easier. Just a simple plug in and you’ll be good to go. Looking for a reliable HDD for a reasonable price? The Seagate Expansion external hard drive has you covered.

WD 1TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive

The WD Elements HDD is one of the best hard disk drives in the market. Regardless of the version you choose, it’s capable of providing more than enough storage for your ever-growing collection of games. You can instantly free up space on your computer’s internal drive to help improve the performance of your console.

This Western Digital Xbox compatible drive offers incredible performance and you’ll never need to worry about storage space for the rest of your console’s lifespan. What’s more? The WD Elements’ sleek design and black coloring match up quite well with the Xbox One.


Unless you want to keep deleting and re-downloading your games over and over again, at some point you will need to invest in an external HDD. With the right external hard drive, you can revolutionize your gaming experience. The USB 3.0 is faster than the SATA II connection used to connect the internal drive and this gives external hard drives a faster data transfer rate. Opt for a 7200rpm external HDD and your games will be loading much faster for a far more enjoyable gaming experience.