If you have a USB drive that doesn’t meet these requirements for speed and size, you can still use it to play media. A breakdown of the Xbox Series X on Microsoft’s website confirms a potentially frustrating design decision: the console won’t have any USB -C ports whatsoever.
That could hinder the console in terms of both accessory charging time, and data transfer speed. Information comes from the official Xbox Series X website, under a section called “Tech Specs.” Most of the information, Microsoft has gone over ad infinitum: the Custom Zen 2 CPU, the Custom RDNA 2 GPU, the 16 GB RAM, the 1 TB SSD and so forth.
It also means players will have to grapple with ports that take up a lot of room, and plugs that are easy to accidentally insert the wrong way. Another potential benefit of USB -C is its ability to transfer data extremely quickly, which could have been useful for external storage drives.
If you plan to transfer games between an Xbox Series X and an external drive, you should be prepared to give the process a little time. There’s better news on the Wi-Fi front, although some technophiles will no doubt be bummed that Microsoft chose the slightly older Wi-Fi 5 protocol rather than the shiny new Wi-Fi 6.
Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site. In reply to sspidermonkeyy's post on October 17, 2018, Thanks for the reply for the USB ports.
I am however still having problems with the external HDS. I have one external 8 TB for games and have an external 4 TB(powered) for movies that the XBOX won't read.
Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site. In reply to CBF Chris J's post on October 17, 2018, Thanks for the time and response.
For more information about partitioning an external hard drive, refer to the manufacturer’s instructions. No more than three storage devices are connected to the console at the same time.
The best troubleshooting resource is the one provided by CBF Chris : Troubleshoot external storage detection on Xbox One. If the problem persists, try checking out the support forum for the manufacturer of the external drive for more assistance.
Another step you can try is using a different USB cable for the external hard drive. Thanks for being a part of the Xbox Family.
Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site. In reply to CBF Crystal P's post on October 18, 2018, Thanks for the help and time.
XBOX can see it, unfortunately it says that there are no files and there is 0 space available? I have come across a few messages elsewhere about the HD being formatted NTFS and not FAT32.
Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site. I have pretty much the same situation as you and it hangs around the 150 Mbps mark.
Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site. In reply to Pyrosplayhouse's post on January 31, 2019, I don't have a data cap on how much I use.
In reply to Switches's post on January 31, 2019, Yep. Actually downloading a game right now for reference and it's going between those speeds steadily.
Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site. Thanks for reaching out to us here on the forums with this situation.
Do the same for the networking equipment and leave them both unplugged for at least 5 minutes. If the situation persists I would recommend trying a wired connection with a High speed broadband Ethernet cable.
You can also contact your Internet service provider to ask if this is something they have heard about or experienced with other customers with similar plans. Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site.
In reply to CBF George L's post on January 31, 2019, Currently trying this method. I’ve had my ISP out twice to verify that my speeds are stable and accurate.
Are you able to confirm that I can download games at nearly gigabit speeds? Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site.
Will call new service to make sure I'm getting the right speed. Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site.
In reply to DALEDO1026's post on September 9, 2019, I just got GB internet. With fiber there is no bottleneck no lag no drop in service.