Xbox One: adding an external drive

With all games now installing on the Xbox One, I was approaching the limit of my internal 500GB drive.  The good news is that it's super easy to add more space by plugging in a standard USB drive with these minimum requirements:

  • Must be 256GB and more
  • USB 3.0

Here's Larry Hryb, Xbox Live's Major Nelson, explaining how this works:

Should you buy a fast expensive drive?  Not according to Eurogamer.net who did a benchmark.  A standard $100 2TB 5400 USB 3.0 drive will be almost as fast as a SSD drive.

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