Best external HDD for Xbox One to buy [2020 Guide]

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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Because we all love playing games on Xbox One, one of the problems that come up very often is not having enough storage space. The storage space required by new games adds up in time and you may end up not being able to save the game you played so much. Nobody wants that to happen.

Fortunately, there are enough options on the market that allow you to extend your Xbox One storage with up to 5TB of HDD space that also have plug-and-play features.

In this article, we will explore the best options of external HDD for your Xbox One that you can get.

Note: Deals are subject to change. Sometimes, some of the deals listed in our guides may no longer be available by the time you hit the buy button. So, hurry up and grab them while they’re hot.


Top Xbox One external hard drives deals

WD Passport X

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WD Passport X is a great storage option and it’s compatible with Xbox One. Passport X has 2 TB of storage space and can reach speeds of 5 Gbs/s when transferring files through its 3.0 USB ports.

— RELATED: These are the 6 best Xbox One travel cases worth buying

Toshiba HDTB Canvio

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Toshiba HDTB Canvio is a great plug-and-play option for your Xbox One storage needs. It comes in 1, 2, and 3 TB storage space versions. This external HDD has both USB 2.0 and 3.0 and if you buy it you will have a 1-year warranty.

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Fantom Xbox One Storage Hub

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Fantom Xbox One Storage Hub is a great HDD for your Xbox and has a snap-on design that allows you to save space.

Key features include:

  • 2 TB SSHD
  • Flash-accelerated
  • 3 USB 3.0 ports
  • Data transfer speed – 5 Gbps
  • 5 year warranty
  • Multi-tier caching technology

Buy now Fantom Xbox One Storage Hub on Amazon

— RELATED: Here are 5 best software to backup Xbox 360 games just in case

Silicon Power A60

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Silicon Power A60 is a very good option for portable HDD’s as it has a military grade shockproof technology and also is Ipx4 water resistant. This tiny HDD is perfectly compatible with your Xbox One gaming console and has 3.0 USB ports for fast speeds and a FAT32 formatted memory.

Silicon Power A60 comes in 1TB, 2TB, 4TB and 5TB options and has a 3-year warranty.

Fantom Drives GForce Pro

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Fantom Drives GForce Pro is another great option on sale this Black Friday. This external HDD is fully compatible with your Xbox One and has 4TB of data storage.

Gforce Pro has a slick look with its aluminum case and has USB 3.0 ports allowing you to reach transfer speeds of up to 5Mb/s. This hard drive has a plug-and-play design making it very easy to setup and use. This hdd comes with a 1-year warranty.


In this article, we explored the best Black Friday deals on external hard drives compatible with Xbox One. The options presented here cover a wide range of needs, including  portable options and also high storage capabilities of up to 5TB.

Let us know which HDD you’ll buy in the comments below.


Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in November 2018 and has been since updated for freshness, and accuracy.