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Discus and support External Storage in XboX Networking Hardware to solve the problem; External Storage I was researching the best external hard drives to use for Xbox One and saw that the Western Digital My Book was the most recommended.... Discussion in 'XboX Networking Hardware' started by Chambi Church, Dec 27, 2016.

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    External Storage
    I was researching the best external hard drives to use for Xbox One and saw that the Western Digital My Book was the most recommended. I happened to have a My Book Live that I bought a while back and never really used. Will this work as an external hard
    drive, or does it have to be something that directly connects to my console via USB?

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    Chambi Church, Dec 27, 2016
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  2. SiNAR 212
    SiNAR 212 Guest
    Yes, the PlayStation 4 Supports External Storage, but There’s a Catch

    Well now I am wondering if the X1 will let us use it to put game son it, probably not External Storage :(

    Via: Yes, the PlayStation 4 Supports External Storage, but There?s a Catch | TIME.com
     
    SiNAR 212, Dec 27, 2016
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  3. Yes, the PlayStation 4 Supports External Storage, but There’s a Catch

    I don't think that it's that bad of a catch to prevent me from using the external storage. Though I am not sure if I will ever need to actually use external storage. The fact that there will be 33 games at launch makes me think that eventually, a lot of users will need the external space. I'm OK with it not being functional for downloadable games. No biggie.
     
    incredibleone, Dec 27, 2016
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  4. Misses Quinzel Win User

    External storage

    Hey, guys! Bazajaytee is on the right track with this one! This thread is a bit old. If you need assistance with any other support issues, please post up a new thread detailing what you're running into and troubleshooting you've completed. This way our community
    can get you the individual support that works best on the forums. :)
  5. Psyact Win User

    External Storage

    These might help you identify the problem:

    1. Power the Xbox One down completely and plug the external drive into a different USB port on the Xbox One. Power the Xbox back on and see if the problem persists. If it does, it's that particular USB port that's the issue.

    2. If the external HDD has a power cord, try plugging it into a different outlet. If it's plugged into a surge protector, try plugging it directly into a wall (temporarily, just to see if the power is the issue).

    3. Last option -- move your data on the external HDD to your internal HDD, and reformat it. I doubt this is the problem, but occasionally I've seen this work.
  6. DragonSamurai75 Win User

    External Storage

    If I might make a suggestion on a particular brand, go for a Toshiba brand external 7200 RPM HDD, I have two 1TB Toshiba external HDD's and they have never let me down. I know at my local Walmart they have the 1TB for $49.99 a piece and they have the 2TB
    for $69.99 a piece, so be sure to check them out if you can afford the right one you want.
  7. Ice DjKilla Win User

    External Storage

    Hello Tamer,

    I currently am using a WD MyPassport Ultra 3TB USB 3.0 external hard drive that I picked up awhile back for around $80.00 on sale.

    I havent had any issues with it so far, I have it set to default so everything is loaded to it, so I can always take my games to go if needed.

    If you have any one your looking at in particular, make sure it is capable of higher Rpms in order to read/write data quicker. Make sure to get one that is USB 3.0 (some companies still try to sell the 2.0 versions). I prefer ext. drives that use the power
    through USB from the xbox versus having to plug it in to a seperate outlet.

    Also space is very imporant, as for example, lets say each game you download or install is roughly 40GB. So that means 1 TB drive will provide you enough space for approx. 25 Games. Which is why I went for the 3TB version.
  8. R4VER Win User

    External Storage

    I find on my 4tb, using anything over 3tb use i encountered the same issue. Id have trouble loading all the games ect, might be worth just using 1 at a time, if you are thinking of purchasing a new drive possibly put your most played on there, hopefully
    with the space freed up you should see some better performance out of the other drives
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