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. Doubling the storage of the base Xbox One, offload your most-played titles for that extra boost. Encased in a shock-resistant metal finish, it fits stealthily beside any console.

$98 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.

$117 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.

$180 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.

$340 at Amazon

The Samsung T5 500GB and WD My Passport Go Cobalt 500GB drives sit among our top picks for new SSD users, securing great gaming results at a premium. However, for those demanding the most from Xbox One, an upgrade to the WD 1TB My Passport Go shouldn't be ruled out.

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