Xbox One External HDD Buying Guide: Best Hard Drives that give high speed performance

A while ago Microsoft announced that Xbox One can is compatible with external storage, this was a pleasant news for all the Xbox One gamers who were on the verge of using up the 500GB space internally provided with the Xbox One console.

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For setting up an external hard drive there are two basic and simple criterion 1) Storage capacity of 256 GB or more. 2) Makes use of USB 3.0

After attaching an external hard drive to your Xbox One, it will act as the default storage device for your Xbox One. The data that you freshly download and previously downloaded content can be stored in this new hard drive.

Another important and exciting feature is that Xbox One is capable of managing two external hard drives simultaneously. So next time you are visiting your beloved for a gaming session on Xbox one, just carry your own external drive along

Keeping all the important things in mind here is a Xbox One External HDD guide which recommends the Hard Drives that gives high speed performance.

Seagate Expansion 2TB

Seagate Expansion 2TB

  • Easy and simple to use – plug it in and go
  • Fast file transfers with USB 3.0
  • Compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
  • Powered by USB port

Seagate Expansion uses USB 3.0, it is a plug and play device which requires no other type of installation process other than installing the Xbox One software, which will automatically format when you plug it into your Xbox one.

Seagate Expansion is available only in 500GB, 750GB, 1TB and 2 TB memory variant and will cost around $88.88 for 2TB. Click here to buy.

WD My Passport Essential SE

WD My Passport Essential SE 1TB

  • Automatic, continuous backup
  • Maximum capacity
  • Connectivity today; speed for tomorrow
  • Dual USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility
  • Up to 3x faster transfer rates with USB 3.0

WD My Passport Essential is currently available in 750GB and 1TB memory space. WD My Passport Essential SE 1 TB will cost $108.50. You can choose from four exotic colors for your hard drive. The available colors are Black, Silver, Metallic Red and Metallic Blue. Click here to buy.

HGST Touro Mobile 1TB

HGST Touro Mobile 1TB

The very first thing to notice are the looks of this drive, with a smooth, textured body this device looks very classy and funky at the same time. The 7,200 RPM drive is capable of moving files up to 23 percent faster than standard 5,400 RPM based drives.

It features an aluminum enclosure and the Touro series delivers two levels of data protection, local backup and cloud storage. HGST Touro comes with a local backup software which automatically backs up important files.

  • Portable storage for all your digital files
  • Smooth, textured body for solid good looks
  • Preformatted for PCs, easily reformatted for Macs
  • USB 3.0 Interface and USB powered
  • 2.5 inch External Hard Disk Drive

HGST Touro hard drive is available in 500GB and 1 TB memory space. HGST Touro Mobile 1TB will cost $69.99. Click here to buy.