Now that this generation is in full swing and so many great, yet large games have been released, you’re probably getting close to your limit when it comes to storage on your Xbox One. If you are looking for an external storage device for your Xbox One, we have a simple, effective option for you today.
We recently had the chance to work with OWC’s Xbox One 1TB Hybrid Drive external storage unit and are happy to say this device is remarkably simple to use, in addition to providing the type of external support you need for your Xbox One. Setting up the unit was one of the easiest tasks, though no steps were really that difficult.
To start, I turned on my Xbox One and once it was at the home menu, I plugged in the packaged USB cable, which I had already connected to the unit, into my Xbox One and then waited a few moments for the console to recognize the device. Once it did, I followed the precise and simple steps listed on the card you will see when you purchase one of these units.
The unit is quite small and doesn’t take up much space at all. It’s not much bigger than the size of an Xbox One controller and blends in nicely with the black Xbox One model. From the time I hooked the Xbox One external storage unit into my Xbox One, until the time it was ready, that entire process didn’t take more than five minutes. There were zero headaches with setting the unit up and in fact, I was shocked at how simple it was.
After the Xbox One external storage unit was formatted, it was time to migrate game data from my Xbox One over to the device. Doing so was extremely easy, as all I needed to do was go to the “My Games & Apps” section of my Xbox One, highlight the game I wanted to move or copy, press the menu button, select “Manage Game,” click the size of the game located on the lefthand side of the screen and then press “Move All.”
This process took no longer than five minutes for everything to get moved from the Xbox One to the storage unit. This was quick, easy and I could still play the game I moved from the Xbox One to the external device. Everything worked perfectly and easily. Something to note, for a game you want to move to external storage, you need to make sure it has all the latest updates for the game, otherwise you won’t be able to migrate the data.
There isn’t one complaint I have with OWC’s Xbox One 1TB external storage device. Gamers who are getting close or have hit a limit on their storage will want to invest in an external device, and considering the price is listed at $124.99, a discount from the $133.79 full price, it’s a sound investment. You can also check out the 2TB model through the link in the last sentence, which is listed at $129 at of the time of this writing. This price may be a bit on the high side, so I’d be sure to shop around and make sure you aren’t missing out on a lower priced unit.
If you have any questions about the device, please list them in the comments section and I’d be happy to answer them.
An Xbox One OWC External Storage unit was provided to atombash.com for the purposes of this review.