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Old 11-23-2018, 05:17 PM   #1
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Default Performance 3.0 USB over Xbox One X stock HDD

So here is a discussion for Xbox One X owners who have tried “both” USB external HDD & the stock HDD the X comes with on the “same” game.

I’m curious as to your experiences when it comes to load times & general performance. Do you notice anything different when gaming on USB External as opposed to the Stock HDD?

This could be any number of points such as,

Better Load Times
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Old 11-24-2018, 01:06 AM   #2
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It’s a game by game basis. Sometimes games run better from one but not the other. There’s no baseline answer. I know at one point DF did some tests and a couple games streamed textures faster from the internal.
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Old 11-24-2018, 02:52 AM   #3
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It’s a game by game basis. Sometimes games run better from one but not the other. There’s no baseline answer. I know at one point DF did some tests and a couple games streamed textures faster from the internal.
Thanks

I got mine & stress tested 3K files. Yep that many for 1 game.

Like you said it’s based on a game by game basis. I’m now gonna reset my Xbox One X because it now “struggles” to even load the boot up screen.
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Old 11-24-2018, 03:03 AM   #4
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Here is a tip for upgrading your old console to a new one.

When it asks you to sign in.

Choose, You Forgot Password option.

MS doesn’t allow Password sharing from Previous Consoles.
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Old 11-24-2018, 07:57 AM   #5
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Since this post I am still working on getting 1 game & All dlc to work on the X.

I don’t want to vent in someone’s else’s topic so..

This is RockBand on Xbox One X,

You’d think your bought & paid “Licences” would carry over to your Xbox Live account. That isn’t the case here. The system is literally checking your account & license on both the developers server & MS’s before putting a single file in a que to your console.

That is before any downloading.

Wow
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Old 11-24-2018, 12:40 PM   #6
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I’m wondering if doing the network transfer would have mitigated some of that for you. Of course you need both systems to do so. I wasn’t sure if you traded your other one in already or not.
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Old 11-24-2018, 03:07 PM   #7
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It may have helped.

the VCR Box One was in the way along with a Samsung UHD player.

Still downloading that 1 game @ 130mb/s average. It’s total file (I checked on old box) is 95.1GB.
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Old 11-24-2018, 11:24 PM   #8
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Finished downloading & installing dat 1 game. Only 18 hours

It looks pretty good but am too to play it.

Put these games in que since they don’t require babysitting treatment,

Final Fantasy XIII
Final Fantasy XIII-2
Lighting Returns XIII
Read Dead Redemption
Read Dead Redemption 2
Battlefront
Battlefront 2

1TB = 780GB free space.

After those are done, I’ll have around 400GB free.
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Old 11-26-2018, 01:50 PM   #9
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I've only noticed 2 upgrades when using an external HDD. First, textures load faster on some games that are a problem. 2nd, loading can be significantly faster. For example, loading a race in Forza Motorsport or Horizon is 10-15 seconds faster. Comes in handy for games that need to load constantly like a fighting game. Never tried an SSD though Digital Foundry has done some tests which show further improvements to loading time, but somewhat game dependent.
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The external I have worked alright on the sluggish 2013 console.

The internal stock HDD on the X isn’t bad. I do notice speed improvements on every game. Not SDD like but closer than I thought.

Maybe it’s my 3.0 WD External being “old” ? Dunno.

I now have everything I wanted on the console, on the console.

300GB free.

I will say ADs on Xbox One’s Home page sure slow down the OS. I think there are 3 ad spots just on page 1.
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I've only noticed 2 upgrades when using an external HDD. First, textures load faster on some games that are a problem. 2nd, loading can be significantly faster.
You mean faster from the external drive, than the internal?
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Yes, loading is faster using a 3.0 USB external than the internal drive.
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Old 11-30-2018, 04:54 PM   #13
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I will say ADs on Xbox One’s Home page sure slow down the OS. I think there are 3 ad spots just on page 1.
There was a survey sent out to select Insiders about 2 months ago specifically about the ads and other internet related hooks in the OS. You bet your ass I gave them hell for it. There was an Insider build that accidentally allowed one to hide entire tabs from the OS. All I had were Home and Store and the entire experience was butter smooth. I pay for a service, I don't want to see ads. Keep those for the non-payers. I also don't want all the social media crap and auto play ads either.
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Old 12-06-2018, 03:31 PM   #14
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Yes, loading is faster using a 3.0 USB external than the internal drive.
Is that expected? Or is the stock HDD just bad?

What about PS4? I've been putting games I care the most about on the HDD and other games on external. I just assumed things would load faster from an internal drive. Would I be better off reversing this?
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Not sure if its expected, but the bottom line is the stock internal hard drives of all consoles don't perform as well as an external 3.0 hard drive.

Same story with PS4 whether its the base or Pro. The internal drive just isn't as fast as a 3.0 USB external. External is 8% -25% faster, depending on the game. SSD is even faster. It's on digital foundry. I'm not able to provide a link at the moment
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Old 12-06-2018, 04:29 PM   #16
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Specific types of USB 3.0 models would have to convince me.

I was using a 2013 3.0 USB - 4TB Western Digital “Powered” External drive. The Xbox One X struggled to do the main boot up animation in 4K every time it was powered on. Menus were more sluggish as well.

So yeah, could be my specific model being outta date sorta speak.
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I still don't understand why MS didn't at least put a hybrid into the X.
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I still don't understand why MS didn't at least put a hybrid into the X.
The same reason the PS4/pro both came with a 5400RPM drive. Keep costs down.
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The same reason the PS4/pro both came with a 5400RPM drive. Keep costs down.
This right here. People already scoffed at $500. The HDD is one of the most expensive components in a console.
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