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How do I upgrade HDD in Xbox one X? Can't find instructions online yet.

Just buy an external enclosure that has USB 3.0 (they're like $5-10 max), and put whatever drive you want in that. 

 

USB 3 (5Gb/s) is faster than SATA2 (3Gb/s) and almost the same speed as SATA3 (6Gb/s) anyways. Not sure which the X has, but either way, you're getting equal or better performance on external USB.

 

And a HDD's performance is limited by its own read speed, not the interface (that's why previous Xbox systems had SATA2).

I don't know much about SSHDs, but you're not gonna be reading a ton off the cache, so the performance difference isn't much unless you only play 1-2 games. 

With an SSD there could be a difference if the X does use SATA3 (which I don't think it does), but you're talking 5Gb/s vs. 6Gb/s, not a huge difference. 

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So I googled it and no one has currently done this yet and posted it online that I can find.

Firstly, I preordered the Xbox One X so I could play games with my friends who can't afford a gaming PC, so don't dis on why I have one please.

I bought a seagate 2tb 2.5 inch sshd firecuda, and am wanting to swap out the current "1tb, more like 776gb" hard drive with this new "2tb" sshd.

 

I have done this on my ps4 pro before because there were instructions online on how to do it. I was hoping someone could tell me what firmware I need to download onto the sshd for the xbox one x before I can swap it in. And where can I find the download?

 

Also, could someone tell me what I am supposed to unscrew to be able to access the hard drive?

 

P.S. I don't want to get an external hard drive because USB 3.0 is slower than Sata III.


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6 minutes ago, Theguywhobea said:

 

Ok but what do I put on the new sshd so it will work once it's in?


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4 minutes ago, David1521 said:

Ok but what do I put on the new sshd so it will work once it's in?

just clone everything on the existing one over to the new one, I think.


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Just now, RadiatingLight said:

just clone everything on the existing one over to the new one, I think.

I had bad experience with cloning software in the past, can you suggest one that actually works well?


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As far as I know, you don't just "upgrade" the drive in any Xbox console excluding the good 'ol 360. Pretty sure that even if you DO get it to work, you will get XBL banned. All you can really do is get an external drive (think it's an 8TB limit for a single drive, with the maximum being a total of 16TB connected).


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couldn't you use an external USB drive though?


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Just buy an external enclosure that has USB 3.0 (they're like $5-10 max), and put whatever drive you want in that. 

 

USB 3 (5Gb/s) is faster than SATA2 (3Gb/s) and almost the same speed as SATA3 (6Gb/s) anyways. Not sure which the X has, but either way, you're getting equal or better performance on external USB.

 

And a HDD's performance is limited by its own read speed, not the interface (that's why previous Xbox systems had SATA2).

I don't know much about SSHDs, but you're not gonna be reading a ton off the cache, so the performance difference isn't much unless you only play 1-2 games. 

With an SSD there could be a difference if the X does use SATA3 (which I don't think it does), but you're talking 5Gb/s vs. 6Gb/s, not a huge difference. 

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The xbox I think is not supposed to have the hard drive upgraded they want you to use external. There is nothing like the PS4 that will auto format and download the system with a new drive as far as I know.

 

I dont own one, but that is something that I seem to recall fairly clearly.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
7 hours ago, Nedkely said:

Pretty pathetic if you think about it, you could replace hdd in ps4 pro without much effort and get 2 tb and system reinstalled easly, but not on xbox one x nono.

Disaster.  

Ok thank you. I guess I will just get an external enclosure


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14 hours ago, DOGC_Kyle said:

Just buy an external enclosure that has USB 3.0 (they're like $5-10 max), and put whatever drive you want in that. 

 

USB 3 (5Gb/s) is faster than SATA2 (3Gb/s) and almost the same speed as SATA3 (6Gb/s) anyways. Not sure which the X has, but either way, you're getting equal or better performance on external USB.

 

And a HDD's performance is limited by its own read speed, not the interface (that's why previous Xbox systems had SATA2).

I don't know much about SSHDs, but you're not gonna be reading a ton off the cache, so the performance difference isn't much unless you only play 1-2 games. 

With an SSD there could be a difference if the X does use SATA3 (which I don't think it does), but you're talking 5Gb/s vs. 6Gb/s, not a huge difference. 

 

 

23 hours ago, tmcclelland455 said:

As far as I know, you don't just "upgrade" the drive in any Xbox console excluding the good 'ol 360. Pretty sure that even if you DO get it to work, you will get XBL banned. All you can really do is get an external drive (think it's an 8TB limit for a single drive, with the maximum being a total of 16TB connected).

Ok thank you, I guess I will just have to get an external enclosure.


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On 11/10/2017 at 3:48 PM, David1521 said:

Ok thank you, I guess I will just have to get an external enclosure.

I just bought an Xbox One S on a whim (it was only 149 bucks brand new) so Ill be using some of this forum as well. Random extra hard drive here I come.

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On 11/9/2017 at 3:28 PM, David1521 said:

I had bad experience with cloning software in the past, can you suggest one that actually works well?

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On 11/9/2017 at 2:09 PM, David1521 said:

P.S. I don't want to get an external hard drive because USB 3.0 is slower than Sata III.

No hard drive is fast enough to use up the bandwidth of SATA-I.  You're safe.  Just make sure you get a 7200RPM drive.


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If it's the internal hard drive:

Maybe clone the hard drive to another one that has more space?

 

If it's a external hard drive:

Just use a USB external hard drive?


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