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I have the Western Digital My Book 4 TB external drive and it's immaculate.
It goes for $129 on Amazon but I bet you can find a deal if you shop around. It has a faster spinning harddrive so the games load up quicker. Never had a problem, just a great all around drive.
Definitely the best deal here. One thing you definitely need to understand is that this is only going to be a 500GB system which really isn't enough space for most xbox one players. If you're only going to play halo on it, then that is perfect for you. If you know you're going to buy more games, then you need to start looking at external hard drives (EHD) that will work with your xbox. I got a 4TB WD My Book External Hard Drive which has worked really well with my xbox one and I got it on amazon for $98 https://www.amazon.com/Book-Desktop-External-Drive-WDBFJK0040HBK-NESN/dp/B00E3RH61W/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1473731188&sr=8-6&keywords=4tb+external+hard+drive+usb+3.0 (It was cheaper for some reason. Right place right time I guess) so I would just look around for a deal on something like that. You can research with a google search on what EHDs work with Xbox one if you have a preferred brand in mind. Up to you. That's just my two cents though. I started playing Halo: Combat Evolved when I was 10 with my older brother. I'll never forget those years and that's why I'll be an Xbox customer for life. Hope you and your son enjoy it!
Its like this one
Hopefully someone that already has PS4 4.50 can weigh in on this question: Would an external hard drive with cloud features work with it as well. Sort of like this one:
Looking to see if I can use it as cloud storage for my home as well as ps4 storage, or would it be limited to the ps4 storage once connected via 3.0 usb?
2: Western Digital
One of the best hard drives I've ever owned. It's probably about 40-50% full with nothing stored on my 500GB Xbox One S's internal storage.
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There have been lots of suggestions.
This is the one I have:
WD 4TB My Book Desktop External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBFJK0040HBK-NESN https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E3RH61W/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_cO4mybVXPFFPB
4 terabytes total (maybe closer to like 3.8 of usable space). I have 78 games of varying quality and size saved on it and I've only used 30% of the space. If you get Xbox Live, you get two free games a month and those add up the Gigs fast. I usually buy and download the free games onto the hard drive. I can access them seamlessly from the "My Games and Apps" tab and save things to it without any extra steps.
I think I got it on sale for under $100 last year but the current price ($130) is still great for the quality and size.
Not sure of your idea of exepnsive but I have this one
Bought this WD 4TB My Book Desktop External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 for about 70 bucks last year, still going strong and haven't even used 2TB up yet. It is not currently on sale again though.
If you are concerned about space, i would not go for a smaller SSD but for a bigger HDD instead. Anything with 4TB or more should do the Job for you as Long as it is USB 3.0. I personally use a 4 TB my book.
But this one Needs an external power source so maybe you want someting which gets its power from the usb cable.
I used a 4 tb WD external drive on an old Dell laptop forever, until I recently upgraded to a TS 440. I bought a 4tb WD red drive (and drive caddies) and de-shelled the external to install internally. So I have the 4tb red and a 4tb green. Not raided or anything. It's working pretty well!
This is the one I just ordered for my Xbox one. 4tb for just a little bit more $. I think an extra $20 is worth 2TB.
The 4TB WD was $99 earlier today on Amazon. It went back up in price but it tends to fluctuate. I use it and it's great for the price (I use it on my X1 and I also have 2 others for other uses). Check over the next couple of days and it might go back down:
I have this one and it works pretty good on the Xbox One (Note I bought it while it was on sale for around $60 and it's now over twice the price)
I have this external HD.
It's great and since it's USB 3.0 it has really quick transfer speeds. I wouldn't get an external HD with anything slower than USB 3.0 since you'll be editing using files stored on it.
I've used Western Digital external hard drives since film school and I have yet to have one crap out on me.
Oh, so to answer your question: I don't really keep space on my HD. I just have a lot of storage since it's not too expensive.
Do you happen to know if the WD external drives have the same issue? I tried doing a little searching, but didn't come up with much. (http://www.amazon.com/Book-USB-Hard-Drive-Backup/dp/B00E3RH61W/ref=sr_1_5?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1437780342&sr=1-5&keywords=external+wd)
I went with this one. It needs an external power source, but it's 7200rpm and they're pretty reliable. I have a couple right now just for photos.
WD My Book 4 TB USB 3.0 Hard Drive with Backup https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E3RH61W/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_tVcLvbWGZWVG3
Is there a HDD you would recommened?
Edit: is xbone able to use this one without the collective minds media hub?
I just hooked up an external so I might be able to answer some of these questions. In case you're curious, I went with this Western Digital 4TB.
I don't think you get to choose a download destination within the store. When you plug in an external, you get an option to either make it the default destination for downloads, or to leave it as the internal drive.
This one is a normal HDD. According to a Q&A on Amazon, it's a standard 5400 RPM, which is the same speed as the XB1's internal (basically the bare minimum these days....slower speed also means it's quieter though). Hence the cheap price tag. So it will probably have similar load times as the internal.
You can definitely get an external SSD if you want, and it will load games much faster. But it will also cost way more. A 1TB SSD will cost you about $500....4x the cost and 1/4 the total storage. So if you want shit to load faster, it will cost you a premium price.
> I bought this one at the current price of $125. That's a hell of a deal for 4t.
That's a comment OP posted higher up in the thread
I've been having this issue as well. I figured it was an issue with Assassin's Creed Unity crashing but apparently it's not(?).
I'm using a 4 TB Western Digital HD which was working fine up until a few days ago, probably around the same time the February preview came out.
2) No, it's tucked away with plenty of air, and out of harm's way
3) I bought this one at the current price of $125. That's a hell of a deal for 4t. It's the only one I can recommend, because it's the only one I've used, but it has worked well so far!
here is the one I bought
How would this stack up vs my current one? https://www.amazon.com/Book-Desktop-External-Drive-WDBFJK0040HBK-NESN/dp/B00E3RH61W
this one? i dont think it works.
I didn't pay as much as this one is selling for though.
I've been using this external from this link for the last year and I love it. There is also an updated version at this link as well for slightly cheaper.
It was a little cheaper then, and there are definitely more options available now with more space. Works like a charm though.
I'm using a 4TB WD My Book WDBFJK0040HBK-NESN
i would get this one:
But Needs ist own power outlet.
Nice choice, white or black haha? Here is the external HDD I picked up in case you are interested in the future http://www.amazon.com/Book-Desktop-External-Drive-WDBFJK0040HBK-NESN/dp/B00E3RH61W
Just did this with a WD 4tb external and installed it in my TS440. It was a WD Green drive, but still much more reliable than connected via USB
cheap easy not SMR
Get this external storage instead, because seagate has higher failure rates as proven in the past.
Idealy you would want an Internal HDD, but for some reason your friend has everything on USB.
If you would like to use internal HDDs (and get wayyyy faster transfer speeds) but have no space left you can buy this or this or any other one you would like and then you just plug it into an eSATA port or USB. If you have an internal SATA available you can buy this and have a nice place to plug it in, or just buy long eSATA to SATA cable and shove it through a slot.
Note: To protect your data you need to put more money into it, currently you have 0 data protection.
Thanks! I was going to get this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E3RH61W?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_sfl_title_2&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
WD My Book 4tb $99 at Amazon and Best Buy
I just picked up this baby, it needs external power, but it's going to take me a couple more years to fill it up with games.
Which makes not such a nice sale.
Considering it's possible to get 4TB for ~$150 non-MIR now.
Which external HD should I get?
I am looking for a reliable, large, relatively inexpensive, external HD for my personal use. I will not be constantly backing up things, just doing it once a week or so. I am looking at these two:
WD My Book 4 TB USB 3.0 Hard Drive with Backup: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E3RH61W/ref=psdc_595048_t1_B00JT0EGPW
Seagate Expansion USB 3.0 5TB Desktop External Hard Drive: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JT0EGPW/ref=psdc_595048_t3_B00E3RH61W
For both of these drives, many people talk about how they fail, but this seems to be the case on all HD I look at. I know seagate has a bad reputation, but from what I have heard, only the 3tb one is the one to look out for. The bigger the better, so I am leaning towards the seagate 5tb, but I am weary of their reputation. On the other hand, the WD HD has a ton of bad reviews on newegg, people complaining the drive fails withing months.
I am at a loss what to do. Which should I buy, or is there a third option that has a similar price and size? I don't want to go below 4tb.
Any help is appreciated.
4TB for 129.99 on Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E3RH61W/ <- non-mobile
I bought this one at the current price of $125. That's a hell of a deal for 4t.
I bought this one just because it was cheap at the time.
I bought this one at the current price of $125. That's a hell of a deal for 4t. And yes, it's USB.
I bought this one at the current price of $125. That's a hell of a deal for 4t. Any will work as long as it's USB 3.0 and over 256 gigs.
This is the one OP bought
Through my research on these forums I ended up picking up this http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E3RH61W/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 You could go smaller with the 2 or 3tb version as well. Works like a champ.
I bought this at $135 and its on sale for $125 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E3RH61W/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 at 4 tb it is amazingly priced. (The 2tb version is $96).
Not a 5TB... But I've had good luck with these drives in the past. This one arrives today!
WD My Book 4 TB USB 3.0 Hard Drive with Backup https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E3RH61W/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_9vBIvbFKZQVD7
You don't need any outside party here. Just get an external HDD, and copy stuff over to it. And then copy stuff from that HDD to the laptop. Or plug off the HDD from the desktop, put it into an enclosure, and plug it into the laptop.
If you want to go the external HDD route, I would suggest the WD Elements Portable. If you need more storage, there's also the WD MyBook, but they are heavier, and not meant to be carried around. Seagate's also an option...but from what I've heard, not that reliable.
if you dont have usb 3.0 ports, then you can open the case and use the external drives internally. generally speaking external drives are cheaper, no idea why, but they are.