Your Xbox One Will Support an External HDD...Just Not at Launch
Posted by Ken Barnes
Another feature delayed.
Microsoft has confirmed that the Xbox One will NOT support external storage when the console launches in November.
The Xbox One comes with a 500GB internal HDD which cannot be replaced, but Microsoft have confirmed that the console's USB 3.0 ports can be used for external storage. The functionality is still being worked on at the moment though, and won't be ready in time for launch. The functionality will be made available via a dashboard update in the future, and it will allow for external devices to be used for game installations and downloads.
In related news, Sony has confirmed that the PS4 will not allow users to install games to an external drive. The head of Sony Worldwide Studios - Shuhei Yoshida - was asked whether or not users could install games to their USB devices, and responded with a curt "No." on Twitter.