Xbox One S external storage

Discus and support Xbox One S external storage in XBoX on Consoles to solve the problem; I am in the processing of purchasing an external hard drive for an XBox One S and am trying to find out if the external hard drives for XBox One are... Discussion in 'XBoX on Consoles' started by PookieDottsMom, Oct 28, 2019.

  1. Xbox One S external storage

    I am in the processing of purchasing an external hard drive for an XBox One S and am trying to find out if the external hard drives for XBox One are compatible with the XBox One S? Thanks!

    PookieDottsMom, Oct 28, 2019
  2. Mister Maka Win User

    copying xbox one data on external drive to xbox one S external drive

    Hey there gmhowe.

    You'll need to move your games over onto an external storage device one by one. Check out the steps on

    this page
    for info on how to set up external storage. Once it's all moved you should be able to access it on your Xbox One S no problem.
  3. WPAK Win User

    Xbox difference

    Hi there,

    the difference between a regular Xbox One s and a Xbox One S 1TB will be that the 1TB version will have a 1tb storage device and not a 500GB storage device.

    So the 1TB which is about 1000GB will have approx. twice the storage amount compared to the 500GB version.

    Keep in mind that if needed the storage space can be expanded by connecting an external storage device (USB 3.0 and at least 256GB) to expand the available storage on any Xbox One console.

    If you have any further questions feel free to ask.
  4. SepiaMX Win User

    Can I buy a Xbox One S All-Digital Edition and migrate all of the games from an Xbox One S?

    Hi there,

    You can only play digital games in the Xbox One S All-digital, which means, games you buy online from the Microsoft Store.

    If all the games that your son has are physical format (discs), then it is better to get a normal Xbox One S. You would have to buy the digital version of any game if you want to play it on the Xbox One S All-Digital, regardless if you have the disc or

    In case you choose to get an Xbox One S-All Digital, you can transfer all the digital games and apps from your son's console to an external drive, and then just plug it to the new console to play.

    Manage storage on Xbox One

    How to choose and use an Xbox One external hard drive
  5. gds1972 Win User

    Data transfer Xbox One >> Xbox One S


    The Xbox One and Xbox One S has the ability to play games directly from a suitable external hard drive and you can also use this method to move games from one Xbox One console to another one please see

    the guide here about external storage
    on the Xbox One.

    The basic requirements for storing games and apps on an external drive are:

    Has capacity of 256 GB or more, and

    Uses USB 3.0.
  6. MarbleBag590 Win User

    Xbox One hard drive

    There's no point in switching hard drives from your broken original Xbox to the Xbox One S. If you want more storage space simply buy an external hard drive.

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