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How do I expand the storage capacity of the Xbox One?

The life of an Xbox One gamer isn't all fun and games. An unbeatable end boss. A controller without power in the heat of the battle. An overcrowded hard drive. First world problems. The solutions to the first two are probably well-known by experienced gamers: a YouTube walkthrough or a charging cable. The third, not so much. The solution is pretty simple, though. Below, you can find the answer to this pressing question: how do you expand the storage capacity of the Xbox One?

Why would I want to expand the storage capacity of the Xbox One?

Expand storage capacity

The Xbox One is comes with a 500GB or 1TB hard drive. This sounds like more than enough storage. Especially for the casual gamer, who only plays a few games. But once you've built up a large collection of Xbox One games, the available space on the hard drive will quickly become a rare commodity. Games like Grand Theft Auto, Halo 5, or Mortal Kombat XL require at least 50GB of space.

Easy to expand

Expand storage capacity

There was a time when a full Xbox hard drive was a serious problem. Fortunately, there's a solution now. Attach an external hard drive to the Xbox One. Yes, you read that right. An external hard drive, which you may already own. The ones you use to back up your PC or laptop. The HDD must meet two important requirements. Its storage capacity must be at least 256GB, and it must have a USB 3.0 connection. If the external hard drive does not meet both criteria, external storage won't work.

How do I save game data on an external hard drive?

Saving game content on an external storage device is actually very simple. Plug the compatible external hard drive into one of the available USB ports on the Xbox One. The console will immediately detect the HDD and guide you through the settings.

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