Guide created by KimJongIan

With help by iFixit users Andrew and MervDervis

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  1. Remove the four black 10mm Torx screws from the black plastic mount.
    • Remove the four black 10mm Torx screws from the black plastic mount.

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  2. Detach the black plastic mount and the wires from the hard drive.
    • Detach the black plastic mount and the wires from the hard drive.

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    • Before doing any updates or software changes with the Hard Drive connected to the motherboard, make sure that all connections to the board are secure, such as the disc drive, otherwise you will brick the Motherboard, and will require a new one.

    Updating the console without the optical drive in place will brick the console? Are we certain about this? I know that the motherboard and optical drive board are paired but didn't think that the console would brick if updated without the drive plugged in. Thanks for the help - Richard

    Richard - Replica

    • Before beginning this guide, it is best to read through the steps for the hardware portion, as shown by iFixit user Andrew, at the following link.

    • Xbox One S Hard Drive Replacement

    • You will also need a PC running Windows, and a hard drive reader (Sata Data and Sata Power to USB)

    • Seagate drives have been known to cause issues with XBox One software.

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    • Connect the new hard drive to the PC. Make sure that the HDD is in a location where it will not be accidentally disconnected.

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    • Press the Windows key/Start menu and type in "CMD", right click, and select 'Run as Administrator"

    • Type the command "cd C:\Users\(Your Name)\Downloads\xboxonehdd-master-6.1\xboxonehdd-master\win"

    • Replace (Your name) with the name of your user profile.

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    • Run the command "create_xbox_drive"

    • The next steps are to create a drive that has either 500GB, 1TB, or 2TB storage. If at anytime you get confused, there is a readme file in the folder you extracted that can help out as well.

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    • For this tutorial, we are using the first option (a) Replace/Upgrade w/o a working original drive.

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    • Make sure to choose the right drive to format, Disk 0 is almost always your operating system, DO NOT CHOOSE DISK 0.

    • It will ask you to confirm your selection.

    • Then you will need to choose the size of the drive you have created.

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    • Once the command line displays 6 lines of long numbers with "GUID" at the top, the command lines is finished.

    • If this doesn't work, clean the disk with diskpart, link below, and try again.


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    • You need to go to the XBox official site and download a file called OSU 1.


    • Select "I need to update my console offline"

    • Select "Xbox One S or Xbox One X"

    • Click the green link "OSU1" to start the download.

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    • Navigate to the System Update (X) drive, and create 2 folders, one labeled "A" and one "B"

    • Extract all of the files from OSU1, and copy everything in $SystemUpdate, except for "updater.xvd"

    • Paste these files in the folders "A" and "B" that you created.

    • Copy "updater.xvd" from $SystemUpdate and paste it in the root of System Update (X)

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    • Some users have experienced sign in issues after an ssd upgrade. If this occurs, simply reset the console (keep games and apps if need be.) and that should resolve the issue.

    • Those who have their Xbox set to "energy saving" mode for startup may experience a 20-30 second black screen before boot. Changing this setting to "instant on" resolves this issue.

    • Now enjoy 20x faster r/w speeds and loading times a fraction that of a standard HDD.

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    • You are now finished, enjoy your XBox!

    • Note: This does work with Solid State Drives.

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To reassemble your device, put the hard drive back in the Xbox One S and reassemble.

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Membro da: 27/04/2018

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It doesn’t work for me. Always “No USB/SATA drives found”. All drives are “online”.

Dennis Becker - Replica

Works perfect, back up and running… thanks!

dvmath50 - Replica

Doesn't work with soild state drives? Isn't that what's in there to begin with?

Rob Hartwig - Replica

This does work with solid state drives, it doesn’t work, occasionally, with seagate drives.

KimJongIan -

Any reason why we can’t just use Acronis True Image to make a 1:1 copy of the original drive?

Blair Skinner - Replica

This guide is more for replacing a failed drive, so if you are upgrading the drive, then cloning it and resizing partitions is the way to go.

KimJongIan -

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