When running low on room for Xbox One games, an external hard drive is must-buy accessory. Solid-state drives (SSD) are the premium option, upping your console's capacity while outpacing the onboard storage. In short, this means drastically reduced load times across all games. We've rounded up the best SSDs available for Xbox One today.

Need for speed: Samsung T5 500GB Portable SSD

Staff favorite

While Xbox-compatible SSDs aren't cheap, Samsung's T5 500GB external drive packs top-tier speed below $100. It doubles the storage of the base Xbox One so you can offload your most-played titles for that extra boost. Encased in a shock-resistant metal finish, it fits stealthily beside any console.

$88 at Amazon

Action-ready: WD My Passport Go Cobalt 500GB SSD

The WD 500GB My Passport Go embraces portability, touting the robust nature of SSDs in a rubber-lined metal casing. Add drop-resistant up to two meters and it's an outstanding drive for traveling gamers.

$90 at Amazon

Sleek storage: Seagate Fast SSD 500GB External SSD

Despite Seagate's sleek lineup of officially-licensed Xbox One SSDs, this packs the same technology and design for a lower price. It's identical in every way, merely shaking the Xbox branding.

$90 at Amazon

More for your money: WD My Passport Go Cobalt 1TB SSD

Double your SSD capacity with the 1TB variant of WD's My Passport Go. It's the same compact and damage-resilient design and well priced against big-name alternatives.

$172 at Amazon

Simply overkill: SanDisk Extreme 2TB Portable External SSD

This monstrous SanDisk 2TB drive undercuts competitors while retaining durable housing. It'll almost match the cost of the flagship Xbox One X but can host dozens of blockbuster titles.

$328 at Amazon

Speed up your Xbox

Available games storage on consoles is becoming more of an issue as larger and larger games get released. You can continuously manage your inventory by uninstalling games, but you can also pay for some extra storage. If you have the money to spend, a SSD is a great idea. They cost more than regular external hard-drives, but you can drastically reduce loading times and take them with you on the go.

The Samsung T5 500GB drive sits among our top picks for new SSD users, securing great gaming results at a premium. It touts leading speeds in a slimline metallic casing, offering a premium package below $100.

However, for those demanding the most from Xbox One, an upgrade to the WD 1TB My Passport Go shouldn't be ruled out. Doubling the storage matches the baseline of any Xbox One X console, with added room for those extra drive-hungry titles.

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