Featured Articles

Hands on: Nvidia Shield Tablet with Android 5.0

Hands on: Nvidia Shield Tablet with Android 5.0

We broke the news of Nvidia's ambitious gaming tablet plans back in May and now the Shield tablet got a bit…

More...
Nokia N1 Android tablet ships in Q1 2015

Nokia N1 Android tablet ships in Q1 2015

Nokia has announced its first Android tablet and when we say Nokia, we don’t mean Microsoft. The Nokia N1 was designed…

More...
Marvell launches octa-core 64-bit PXA1936

Marvell launches octa-core 64-bit PXA1936

Marvell is better known for its storage controllers, but the company doesn’t want to give up on the smartphone and…

More...
TSMC 16nm FinFET Plus in risk production

TSMC 16nm FinFET Plus in risk production

TSMC’s next generation 16nm process has reached an important milestone – 16nm FinFET Plus (16FF+) is now in risk production.

More...
Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia recently released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture, with exceptional performance-per-watt. The Geforce GTX 970…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Thursday, 23 May 2013 07:37

Xbox One internal hard drive not user replaceable

Written by David Stellmack

Will support USB 2/3 external hard drives

The era of being able to replace the hard drive on your Xbox is coming to an end with the Xbox One. Microsoft has confirmed that the 500GB hard drive that will be included with the Xbox One is internal and not user accessible. What this means is that the internal hard drive is not replaceable, at least by anyone other than a Microsoft service center.

This is a big shift back to the original Xbox era, where the internal hard drive was also not user accessible. On the Xbox 360, the company went to a hard drive model where the user could replace or upgrade their hard drive. Granted, you had to purchase the hard drive from Microsoft, but you still could upgrade the hard drive (as I have done myself to the 320GB hard drive I have on my Xbox 360 now).

While Microsoft admits that the 500GB hard drive will be used for system software as well as updates which will take space, the company is offering full support for USB 2/3 external hard drives that users can purchase that can be used to store all types of content for the Xbox One. Other than the external hard drive needs to be one with a power supply, it does not seem that Microsoft is going to put any restrictions on the size or brand of drive that can be used. So, an external top of the line 7200 RPM USB 3.0 hard drive would seem to be the drive of choice for serious players.

With the Blu-ray drive used in the unit and the Xbox One requiring hard drive installs, it would seem that large hard drive external storage will be a must for the serious Xbox One gamer.

David Stellmack

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments