14 Jun 2021 10:25 AM +00:00

Best Hard Drive for Xbox Series X: Top Picks for External Storage, SSDs and more!

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Finding the best external hard drive can sometimes be a little tricky, especially when choosing one for the relatively new Xbox Series X, and while external storage and SSDs are not the most glamourous of gaming accessories, they sure are useful, especially if you're planning on growing your gaming library.


The Series X has a powerful internal SSD that can store your games, however, if you're finding that you're maxing out the available space, you can do two things.

Go for the Seagate Xbox Series X expansion card, which will essentially act as a second internal SSD, which will also mean that you can store and play next-gen games from it.

The other choice is that you can go for an external hard drive (either an SSD or HDD), which will be able to store your Xbox Series X games, but you'll have to transfer them to the internal SSD to play.

Whichever route you choose to go down, we've got you covered right here with some of our top picks. 

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Best Hard Drive for Xbox Series X


Best SSD Mid-range for Xbox Series X: Samsung TZ Touch Portable SSD (£74.99 / $109.99)

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This super-fast device is great for games storage and has a fast read speed of 1050 Megabytes per second. 

And as per usual, Samsung delivers when it comes to design - this is certainly one slick-looking SSD!

Best SSD for Xbox Series X: Seagate Storage Expansion Card (£239.98 / $218.88)

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TICKS ALL THE RIGHT (X)BOXES: Go all in with this powerful add-on


The obvious top contender for Xbox Series X would be the Seagate Storage Expansion Card, however, while it does tick essentially every box, it does have a fairly hefty price tag.

We're not going to dwell on that too much though, because, in reality, this is a pretty amazing piece of gear. What you're getting is something that matches up with the internal SSD of the Series X, so you're going to be able to transfer next-gen/ current-gen games easily and play them from the device too. 

We'd recommend getting one of these if you're an Xbox enthusiast and you want to get the absolute most out of your machine right now. 

Best WD SSD for Xbox Series X: WD_BLACK P50 1TB SSD Game Drive Special Edition (£239.99 / $199) 

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SPEED! This SSD certainly packs a punch

This WD 1TB special edition SSD is definitely one for the WD and Call of Duty fans out there.

It's a powerful SSD that's for sure and could come in handy if you're gunning for speed, but remember you'll only be able to store your Xbox Series X games on here. To play them, you'll have to transfer them over to the internal SSD.


Best Hard Drive for Xbox Series X 2TB: WD_BLACK P10 2TB Game Drive (£67.99 / $76.49)

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A BOLD CHOICE: Stylish, sturdy and worthy!

This WD 2TB game drive is a great call if you're looking to get a bit of extra breathing room when it comes to managing your storage.

2TB is a fairly substantial size and should come in handy if you find yourself having to clear space for various heavy updates and downloads.


It has the 'WD Black' design too, which combines durable casing with a stylish black finish, making it a great looking addition to your Xbox Series X.

Best Hard Drive for Xbox Series X 6TB: Seagate 6 TB External Hard Drive (£103.33)

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SERIOUS SPACE: Good luck trying to fill this one!


This Seagate 6TB external hard drive offers a huge amount of storage which should keep you going for some time to come.

It's freestanding, unlike some other hard drives which you have to lay next to your console and like the WD Black range, has a solid, durable look to it.

A good call if you're planning on amassing a substantial gaming library!

Best Hard Drive for Xbox Series X 8TB: WD BLACK D10 8TB Game Drive (£249.99 / $199.99)

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HUGE STORAGE: Great for enormous game collections! 


WD make the list again, this time with their substantially sized 8TB Game Drive.

Freestanding, active cooling and with 7200 RPM, this could be a good choice if your storage demands a very high.

It's a premium hard drive and the price tag does just skim the bracket of the Seagate SSD, but if having an enormous amount of storage is important to you, then it looks like it could be a good option.

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