With ever-increasing video game file sizes, investing in an external drive for games is a good idea. Games these days easily take 100GB or more of drive space. Game drives offer fast read and write speeds and more stable connections. They are optimised for saving and loading game saves and storing complete installation packages, which can be accessed everywhere. While the Xbox Series X comes with an inbuilt fast SSD, opting for an expansion can help you expand your game library. To store games and game files, large external drives are required, so here are some 2TB, 4TB and 5TB drives compatible with Xbox Series X.
With a storage capacity of up to 2 Terabytes, this is a good sweet spot for external game drives. It sports USB 3.2 for stable and reliable connections to transfer data and save files. No installation is required - simply plug it into your console, and you’re good to go. It also works well with the Xbox Series S, a console with just 512GB of internal SSD storage. It comes with 3 years of data recovery service and has a unique, sleek design with a large LED light. Since it is compatible with all generations of Xbox, you can launch older games on new consoles.
With 4TB of storage, this one helps you bid adieu to lack of storage space. With this by your side, you needn’t uninstall your favourite games to make way for newer ones- you can simply save the games already played on the 4TB drive. The drive storage capacity of 4TB is enough to store large amounts of games. It connects to PCs, Macs, and consoles, especially the Xbox, via a USB connection that keeps things responsive, fast and reliable. Toshiba also promises fast data transfer and is fine-tuned for gamers’ use.
With the highest storage capacity of any drive on this list, this one with 5TB is more than enough for not just games and save files, but for saving videos, VODs, and game clips. You can then use it to transfer to another device. The 5TB storage is ample for all the latest triple AAA games and constant updates. It is quite compact and comes with all the cables included in the box. This particular HDD also comes with a two month free Xbox Game Pass subscription, great for those looking for something new to play. Incidentally, this drive works with the more recent Xbox consoles, too - the Series S and the Series X.
Looking for something that you can plug into your Xbox and forget about? This is the pick to go for. It comes with a bulky yet durable design, as it houses a fast RPM 4TB drive. It connects to consoles via a standard USB-A port, and you can use the ports at the back of the console to plug it in and keep it there at all times. This is especially useful if you have multiple Xboxes and want to transfer files, game saves, and downloaded games from one console to another. It also comes with a data recovery service, so you needn’t worry about losing your data forever.