Can I use the same external drive on more than one xbox?

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  1. Can I use the same external drive on more than one xbox?


    I have an Xbox One and an Xbox One X and sometimes I play on one streaming to my laptop and my son plays the other on the TV. I would like to use one external drive to play games on each device. Meaning when I'm playing on the Xbox One X and decide to
    move to my laptop and the Xbox One I would like to unplug the external storage with my games and plug it into the other Xbox with no issues.

    Is this possible?

    :)
     
    MajorBloodn0k, May 23, 2020
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  2. KarimAndSonz Win User

    Can I use the same external drive on more than one xbox?

    You can but to access the game on the drive means the second xbox must have your profile on it
  3. XBF Crystal P Win User

    How many USB ports with the XBOX 1 X read? and how big a external HD can I use for movies on the XBOX1 X?

    Hi there Frank!

    Thanks for the reply. The requirements for an external storage drive:

    • It uses a USB 3.0 connection. If you’re using a USB hub, the hub must also be USB 3.0 or later.
    • It has 256 GB or larger storage capacity.
    • It has a partition. Typically, drives come wit a preformatted partition. For more information about partitioning an external hard drive, refer to the manufacturer’s instructions.
    • No more than three storage devices are connected to the console at the same time.
    The best troubleshooting resource is the one provided by XBF Chris :
    Troubleshoot external storage detection on Xbox One.

    If the problem persists, try checking out the support forum for the manufacturer of the external drive for more assistance. Another step you can try is using a different USB cable for the external hard drive.

    Hope this helps.
  4. Mistress Sara Win User

    How many hard drives

    Hi there,

    According to
    this page
    "no more than three external drives can be connected to the console at the same time."
  5. rocky619619 Win User

    Xbox one wont recognize external hard dirve

    Seems to me that it is a problem with either the drive itself or the cable connecting the drive to the console.

    If you have another external drive handy, try using the cable from your xbox external drive and see if it can connect to a computer or laptop. If it can, then its more than likely a problem with your external drive.

    Alternatively, you could test your external drive on another xbox one console.
  6. eG x Thee Elf Win User

    Hard Drive space

    andham1,

    You can indeed use two USB external drives at a time but no more than two with each external drive having a max of 2TB. This means you could essentially have 4TB of space using external drives.
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