External hard drive(Seagate) blinks when playing games installed on it?(Xbox One).

Discus and support External hard drive(Seagate) blinks when playing games installed on it?(Xbox One). in XBoX on Consoles to solve the problem; Is it normal for the light to blink on an external hard drive when playing games downloaded on it, cause the light never blinks when playing games... Discussion in 'XBoX on Consoles' started by FrankNicolosi1, Oct 23, 2019.

  1. External hard drive(Seagate) blinks when playing games installed on it?(Xbox One).


    Is it normal for the light to blink on an external hard drive when playing games downloaded on it, cause the light never blinks when playing games downloaded on the internal hard drive?

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    FrankNicolosi1, Oct 23, 2019
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  2. iareBRENDEN Win User

    External hard drive(Seagate) blinks when playing games installed on it?(Xbox One).

    As Drifter said it's an activity light for the HDD so totally normal. It doesn't blink for the internal HDD because the light is only for when the external drive is spooled up.
  3. DrifterX22 Win User

    External hard drive(Seagate) blinks when playing games installed on it?(Xbox One).

    That light is called an activity light and it blinks whenever the hard drive is being accessed. yes it is normal.
  4. Auswulf Win User

    HELP! Xbox One Doesn't Recognize External Hard Drive Anymore!

    Is the hard drive on and making the usual sounds it does when it loads? Is the Led blinking? Could be a dodgy hard drive. I used to have issues with Seagate hard drives before and from personal experience they are unreliable and poor quality. Do you have
    a spare external hard drive lying around? Plug that one in and see if it works. It will rule out whether it is a hard drive issue or an Xbox issue.
  5. WPAK Win User

    My External hard drive isn't working

    Hi there,

    you said, you ran Diagnostics, was that Windows diagnostics or a tool specifically from the external hard drive brand itself?

    If it's a Seagate drive then you can find tools here:
    https://www.seagate.com/nl/nl/support/kb/seagate-usb-external-drive-diagnostics-006153en/


    Also be sure to try and see if there is a different behavior when the game is installed on the Xbox One's hard drive, to determine if it's console related or not. (Make sure the external hdd is disconnected at the time when you try and start the game)

    Let us know the results
  6. XS1CkSk1LLZX94 Win User

    Xbox one x potential.

    I'm using a 4tb Seagate external hard drive
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