How to upgrade the Xbox One hard-drive

December 2, 2013 by Staff - 1 Comment


If you think upgrading the hard-drive in your Xbox One will increase its performance markedly (like with the PS4) then think again. Not only is the whole process pretty complicated, it will void your warranty and give you only limited performance gains.

In order to upgrade the Xbox One hard-drive you’ll need to run some Linux scripts… uh oh. For those of you brave enough to continue reading, you can find all the stuff you need to download here, and then we suggest you watch the video embedded below which will tell you what to do with it all.

We should also warn those of you looking to upgrade just to increase the hard-drive’s storage capacity, that Microsoft will eventually introduce external USB storage for the Xbox One. So if you can hold on (and would also like to hold onto your warranty) then we suggest making do with the 500GB currently available.

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How to upgrade the PS4 hard-drive (picture guide)

November 10, 2013 by Staff - Leave a comment

The Playstation 4 comes with a 500GB hard-drive as standard but with some games clocking in at around 50GB each, it won’t take very long to fill that up – particularly if you are going “all digital” this generation and also plan on storing some media on the console (although note that you won’t be able to play much out of the box).

Luckily the PS4 HDD is easily upgradable. You just need to make sure that the new hard-drive you purchase is a 5400 RPM SATA II drive that is no thicker than 9.5mm (and also bigger than 160GB – although we don’t imagine many people will be wanting to downgrade!).

So what’s the procedure exactly? Well thanks to our friends at we’ve got the ultra high resolution images below which should guide you through the process. It looks very easy and the only comment we have is in respect of the back panel itself – there’s nothing tricky in getting it off apparently, just give it a gentle pull and it should pop off. Have fun upgrading!












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