The Xbox One's biggest titles continue to grow in size, making it easier than ever to fill your console's internal storage. External hard drives are the way to go if you run into this issue, with USB 3.0 support opening the console to a vast assortment of third-party solutions. To help you expand that storage, we rounded up the best external hard drives for Xbox One that won't break the bank.
- Budget drive: Toshiba Canvio Basics 1TB Portable External Hard Drive
- Sleek and stylish: WD 1TB My Passport Portable External Hard Drive
- Expand your library: Seagate Portable 1TB External Hard Drive
- More for your money: WD 2TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive
- High capacity, low price: Seagate Portable 4TB External Hard Drive
Toshiba's 1TB Canvio Basic drives are simple, compact, and among the cheapest Xbox-compatible drives. Tripling storage of entry-level Xbox One consoles, it's the perfect budget upgrade to pair with internal storage.
Expand your Xbox One storage for cheap with WD's My Passport range. Starting at 1TB, you'll get WD's reliable drive technology, shrouded in one of the various colored plastic shells.
While Seagate offers a dedicated line of licensed Xbox One drives, its Portable lineup bears similar internals. Direct from the reputable hard drive manufacturer, get started at a lower price.
Leap to 2TB with this WD Elements drive, delivering a low-cost storage upgrade for a few extra bucks. It's barebones, cutting surplus software, so it's ideal for simple plug-and-play with Xbox One.
Expand your storage
Pairing your Xbox One with an external hard drive increases the number of games you can install simultaneously. This ability is especially crucial when downloads are bigger than ever. And with several reliable yet affordable drives on the market, there's no better time to upgrade.
The Toshiba Canvio Basics 1TB Portable External Hard Drive drive sits among our top picks for buyers on a budget, securing a low price and great gaming results. It's one of the cheapest out there, but still reliable.
However, don't overlook the benefits of larger alternatives for Xbox One, with the WD 2TB Elements packing double the capacity for a $20 premium.
If you want more information on how to search for and pick an external hard drive for your console, we've rounded up everything you'd need to know.
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