Microsoft's third-generation Xbox game console, released November 22, 2013.

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XBOX ONE X Hard drive

In the XBOX ONE X review, you show the drive as being a Seagate 1TB drive. But I can't make out the model number being shown to the camera. Need to find out what speed of drive the unit is please. Can you please provide the model number? Is it just the same model as the on in the XBOX ONE S?

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The speed shouldn't matter. However the most common speed is 7200 RPM. Unless its a fusion drive. Likely, fusion drives are 5400rpm.

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I suggest that you not replace the hard drive. Instead add a 2 TB external drive. For reasons as follows:

1 - Your Xbox will run faster. The external port can run an SATA III while the internal is only an SATA. Plus you could go all the way with an SSD if you wanted. Though honestly that's over kill and would only slightly help.

2 - Once you move your everything to your External Drive, you can plug it into any Xbox your logged into and play your games, use your apps, and basically use the Xbox as though it were yours.

3 - You could keep two, one as a back up in case your system dies.

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Internal is SATA III. The external port is limited by USB 3.0. An internal HDD means you don't need to carry a separate HDD with you if you want to move it. Should the drive be faster than stock, the OS will be on it, so the entire system will be sped up.


I agree with @pccheese. That doesn't make any sense. There's no reason a modern gaming system like a top of the line M$ Xbox has only a SATA I from 1998. Also, even though USB 3.0 has on paper fast speeds, there are a ton of bottlenecks to consider and bandwidth limitation, including the necessary resource to convert SATA III signals to USB 3.0 on a send, then on a receive, or both at the same time.


I practice what I preach. The best part is that when my original Xbox wasn't running properly and I bought a newer one, I wasn't forced to install all my games and settings from scratch. I just plugged in my hard drive, logged in and started where I left off. Not to mention that there are multiple additions you could get that would enclose the hard drive as well as either give more USB ports or add cooling options.

When I go to visit my in laws, I take only my drive, not all my gear, and plug it in to their box and play. Id that so bad. And way easier and cheaper than installing a drive internally. Trolls.... really?


It's a totally different use case.


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