Use an external USB drive for storage on the Xbox One

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    External USB hard drives can now be used as storage space on the Xbox One, to configure an external USB hard drive for use on the Xbox One, the USB drive must be USB 3.0 and have at least 256gb of space.

    If the external drive meets the requirements the following will appear on screen the first time the drive is connected to the Xbox One:

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    Name the drive so you can easily identify it in the dashboard:

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    You have the option of installing / downloading new content by default to the external drive if you wish to, this might be a good idea to do if you plan on taking your games to a friends house

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    When the drive is formatted all content will be erased and the drive will only be usable with the Xbox One

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    After the drive has been formatted the Xbox One will notify you that the external storage device is ready for use

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    The Xbox One dashboard will show you the total amount of combined space available on both the internal and external drive

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    You can choose to view games on all the drives connected to the console, or an individual drive

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    Copying / Moving content on drives connected to the Xbox One:

    Find the content you wish to copy to an external drive, then press the options button to to show the file management options

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    Click on manage game

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    You can view content for each game on the internal and external drives

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    Content can easily be move or copied between devices from the dashboard

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    Confirming you wish to copy the content:

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    Copying an installed game to the external usb drive

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    An Xbox One game copied to an external usb drive

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    Now you know how to copy content to an Xbox One formatted USB drive learn how to copy and extract content from an Xbox One USB formatted drive.
     
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