Microsoft on Tuesday confirmed users won’t be able to replace the Xbox One’s built in 500GB hard drive. Unlike the Xbox 360, which had an easily replaceable HDD, the internal storage for the One is much less accessible. 500GB might sound like a lot initially, but that’ll soon fill up with a library of games, videos, etc.
Fortunately, it’s not as bad as you think. Users can simply hook up external storage options, which Microsoft said can be used for everything internal storage can be used for. “That includes game installs and downloads,” Engadget confirmed.
Once the One officially launches, I’m sure there will be numerous videos detailing how to replace the onboard storage. 2TB for the One? Why not? That might not be a convenient option for most consumers, however, so it’s nice to hear external storage is just as capable.