Xbox One lands external storage support in June
Next month’s system update will introduce a bevy of features for Microsoft’s latest console.
Microsoft announced Wednesday that June’s Xbox One system update will
bring a range of new features and functionality to the console,
including external storage support and the ability to identify yourself
on Xbox Live with your real-world name if you want to. There’s no word
yet on when the update will arrive, but we have a detailed breakdown of
what it will include.
Regarding external storage support, when the system update rolls
out next month, you can connect up to two external hard drives at once.
Drives must be at least 256GB and use USB 3.0, and they’ll need to be
formatted. After your drive is formatted (the Xbox One
will do this for you), you’ll be able to copy and move games, as well
as apps and downloaded adds-ons, to your external hard drive.
Microsoft says external hard drive support for Xbox One is a “great way”
to bring your content to a friend’s house and get started playing right
away. Of course, you’ll still need sign into Xbox Live if you purchased
the content digitally or insert a disc to verify that you bought the
game. But the major benefit is that you won’t need to re-download your
game or DLC if you want to play at a friend’s house.