The Xbox One hard drive is only 362Gb

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Ever since we were told that you will be forced to install your entire Xbox One games onto the hard drive the discussion of how quickly this drive will full up has been raised. People have defended the Xbox One saying it will take a very long time to fill up 500Gb

However according to an IGN test done recently the drive doesn’t actually have 500Gb available HDD at all and the real space is quite a bit smaller at 362Gb.

So what did it take to complete fill up the Xbox One Hard drive?

  • 20 Games, ranging in size from 1.3Gb (Peggle 2) to 50Gb (COD: Ghosts)
  • 25 apps, most under 50Mb

That’s not a lot. Granted for the average gamer who grabs a new game a month the Xbox One should be fine for around 18 months which is long enough, but for the hard core gamers this is barely going to last 3 months before you need to start deleting installs.

And that’s before we get games like The Division which are surely going to hit close to 60Gb by itself and all the DLC packs that Ghosts and Battlefield 4 are going to get.

Microsoft has promised to allow external hard drives soon so start saving for that monster 3Tb USB 3 drive so that uninstalls aren’t things you need to worry about often.

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Author:Gavin Mannion

I'm cranky, arrogant and ever so amazingly annoying but when you get to know me you will also realise I'm honest and incredibly good at describing myself... now pass me that beer

  • Umar Seeker of Truth

    MS : Hey let’s push for an all digital future…but let’s give gamers a 326GB hard drive………

    • Willem Swanepoel

      Like the PS4′s HDD is a MAJOR LEAP in hard drive space ;-)

      • Jonah Cash

        Not what he said… School holidays has started right?

        • TiMsTeR1033

          yes the holidays have started Jonah you can go play and be free from school, We will forget about all those bad marks on your report and remember next is is GRADE 10! time for big boy pants!! LMAO! jk dude!

          • Jonah Cash

            Hahaha!! Listen my big boy pants has been on for a week or two already!! Dude I haven’t been on holiday since 2009, which was my honeymoon!! Owning your own business has it’s downsides too!!

          • Willem Swanepoel

            Then you are doing it wrong ^_^

          • Jonah Cash

            Or I am printing money and seeing as I am not even 30 yet, I might as well suck it up now and enjoy the rewards later???????

          • Willem Swanepoel

            Time will tell I guess. No risk = no reward

          • Jonah Cash

            What risk? Work my ass off and get money in the bank, buy property and live of the rent income…. Sound pretty good to me….

          • Willem Swanepoel

            There is always risk renting property out but if you enjoying working yourself to death in your youth and use your money when you are older to get back your youth then good for you ;-)~

          • Jonah Cash

            I love what I do!! My work is like my hobbie!! Hardly working myself to death…. but it is nice that I can buy my wife her own wedding dress business cash…. And yeah that is a risk but I can cover the risk with the rest of my money… See working should be something you like and I am happy to say that I love what I do!! Printing money while doing it is an added bonus!!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            May I ask what kind of business you in?

          • Jonah Cash

            You may ask sir!! I am a motor assessor….. But I mostly do work on trucks…

          • TiMsTeR1033

            You should hire me! Then we can take over the world together!! *whispers together*

          • Jonah Cash

            The world is not big enough man I want at least one galaxy!! Hahahaha… Pinky and the Brain theme song is now in my head!!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Well on plus side, you could always have a buddy to play fifa with after work hahaha

          • Jonah Cash

            Yes that would be a serious plus side!! The people I call friends don’t play games and the one that does only play LOL….. WHAT????

          • TiMsTeR1033

            They play LOL! I thought that was a tv with Jeremy Mansfield! How the world has changed! 0_0 one day chicken licken will be a series!

          • Jonah Cash

            Hahahaha!!!!

      • Umar Seeker of Truth

        Hmmm. Oki doki

      • Unavengedavo(aka. MadeYouLook)

        At least you can upgrade the PS4′s HDD

      • Brian Murphy

        Replacing your own HDD with any off the shelf 2.5″ laptop drive is actually a meteoric leap, compared to proprietary and overpriced. So in that sense, yeah, it’s a major leap.

      • Lefornicator

        Yes, but the PS4 is easily replacebale and womt voic teh warrantee

    • geelslang

      Thats why consoles are cheap, they compromise.

      • Umar Seeker of Truth

        Oh, yeah, I get that though. but there is this huge push to have us download everything, so at the very least they can give us decent HDD space

  • That Tall Twit

    Xbox 362 should be the new name.

    • Hammersteyn

      Would have been perfect if it was only 361Gb

  • Kensei Seraph remembers Madiba

    With the price of the Xbone and it’s games I’m not sure even hardcore gamers will be able to fill that in 3 months. It’ll probably take 4 ~ 5 months, unless you’re from South Africa, then it’s probably not going to be a problem any time soon.

    • Willem Swanepoel

      What people do not understand, the Xbox comes with kinect2 but the PS4 does not have the eye thingy which cost an extra R900

      So the Xbox one is the same price as the PS4 or just like maybe R100 more expensive.

      • Mike

        What other people do not understand is that some don’t want the kinect or eye toy. So the Xbox is more expensive because it adds something most don’t want.

        • Willem Swanepoel

          I do not see why you would buy the XBOX One then if you do not want Kinect …

          • Jonah Cash

            That is his point, he won’t buy it because of the forced Kinect….

      • Hammersteyn

        No one wants the Kinect or the Eye toy. Fighter Within the hot new fighting game for Kinect? 25 on Metacritic. Motion cap still needs a lot of work.

        • Willem Swanepoel

          Eye toy is more crap than kinect but why would you buy a XBOX One if you do not want Kinect ? ;)

          • Hammersteyn

            Dunno why people want to play Kinect? At least Sony gives you the option.

          • Willem Swanepoel

            Well, I think it is a better approach to force everyone to have Kinect from a business point of view. You know that everyone will have kinect.

            Anyway, Kinect is very popular under the teens. Casual gamers enjoy kinect WAY WAY more than the hardcore gamers.

            Go to Makro or Dionwired and just sit and watch howmany people play around with the kinect.

            I can bet you, if you have a GF and she is not a hardcore gamer, she will enjoy kinect games more than your KICK YOU IN THE NUTS MOTHERFUKA games.

          • Admiral Chief of Souls

            “play around with the connect”
            *flail around stupidly

            (fixed)

          • Jonah Cash

            Yes at Makro and Dion Wired… For 5 minutes… and never again!!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Not really hey! I got a Kinect and basically just sits there, only thing I use it for is working out lol

      • Kensei Seraph remembers Madiba

        What does this have to do with my comment?
        Also I thought we were long past the whole ‘Kinect makes the Xbone price worth it’ rants?

      • Sageville

        Er, no, people do understand that.

        Thing is people like choice, Xbone doesn’t give gamers the choice, also Xbox is only coming next year, maybe and it’s all TV and TV apps and a ton of stuff that probably won’t work in SA, also the hard drive is tiny and the whole thing is made by microsoft, need I go on?

        What people fail to understand is that Xbone is shit and PS4 is awesome.

        Really it’s just logic, not sure why peeps struggle to understand obvious stuff.

  • Willem Swanepoel

    Any HDD is not 100% the same size.

    500GB should be around the 465GB true size space, it might also have some installed software on the Harddrive from the Xbox One.

    Anyway, PS4 and XBOX One got TINY harddrives. You will fill it up so quickly if you install all your games. I do not see why you wouldnt do it anyway, the game loads faster than reading from the disc itself.

    • Kromas

      Actually. A 500GB HDD is 500GB. The reason a HDD never actually shows that though is because of how HDD manufacturers and OS vendors prefix capacity. they use 1000KB for a meg and that is wrong since a MB is actually 1024KB. Thus you can work out true capacity quite easily. For reference 1TB is usually shown to be around 931GB. This however creates an issue among those who know this. Even though you actually get your full 1TB you also have to note that any software uses the same prefix. so a game that has an actual size of 1TB will show up on the OS as being 931GB in size.

      tl;dr 465GB true size is inaccurate and I just thought I would correct it for you.

  • Admiral Chief of Souls

    EXTERNAL HDD DLC

    IN STORE NOW!!!

    • Willem Swanepoel

      hahahahha

      Its funny, R6200 for the PS4 and if you want an extra controller + the Eye you will have to fork out another R1600. Then you hard drive is too small, so you will have to pay another R1000 for a new hard drive.

      Xbox One is not the only console milk man in the industry ;)

      No No No, console gaming is cheaper ;-)~

      • Admiral Chief of Souls

        Yes, MUUUUCH cheaper, oh and the game prices are not THAT bad

        :P

        • Willem Swanepoel

          yeah the game prices are SUPER cheap. Man bru, especially that I can now trade my xbox one / ps4 games!! WHOOP WHOOP

    • Hammersteyn

      Will let you know how quickly I fill up my PS4

      • Brady miaau

        What with? not enough games for it for a while yet, surely

        • Admiral Chief of Souls

          (thinks installing same game over and over)

          • Hammersteyn

            Oh you

          • Admiral Chief of Souls

            dawwwww

        • Hammersteyn

          PS+

  • Shift-Tab John (JJ)

    I remember having a pc with a 500Gig hard drive. Eight years ago.

  • Robert Hart

    My little old pre-gen PC only has 6TB of hdd space :(

    • Admiral Chief of Souls

      Gaaah, you poor, poor man!

      Are you ok? Do you need a hug?

    • Sageville

      6TB, is that all?

      Are you poor or summink?

  • TiMsTeR1033

    Personally having a 500gb hard drive would be fine for me, I have been very unprivileged to have had an old 20gb xbox 360 hdd since the start of getting one, using usbs to add storage for games. (I am sad I know) So for me, when done with a game simply uninstall and install the next one. having about 3 or 4 games installed at a time. no issues. Really to have all your games installed when you don’t play them all at once is a bit silly if you think about it..

    • Jonah Cash

      Yes!! This!!!!

    • Unavengedavo(aka. MadeYouLook)

      I think the problem is with the games that you download. And with our infrastructure you can’t just delete the game. Because if you feel like playing it again, then you have to wait ages for it to download and install again.

  • Lego Witcher of the Squirrels

    Lmao! Nice fail “Next” gen… more like old gen with these drive sizes! I have give or take 12TB of hard drive space across my pc, laptops, and external drives… and that’s quickly getting to the stage that it’s not enough.

    • TiMsTeR1033

      that’s because squirrels are hoarders…

      • Lego Witcher of the Squirrels

        why yes… yes we are :)

        • Unavengedavo(aka. MadeYouLook)

          I also heard they like putting nuts in their mouth :P*runs*

          • Lego Witcher of the Squirrels

            Depends on the kind of nut… peanuts, brazil nuts, etc, sure… the nuts on privates, no.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            I like cashew nuts!

          • Lego Witcher of the Squirrels

            me too

          • Unavengedavo(aka. MadeYouLook)

            Seems like I am out of practice :O

          • Lego Witcher of the Squirrels

            The troll is weak with you today avo… rather use pics… seems to help your inner troll

          • Unavengedavo(aka. MadeYouLook)

            Or videos… And I found a real gem while I was on holiday :D

          • Lego Witcher of the Squirrels

            Just waiting for the right opportunity?

          • Unavengedavo(aka. MadeYouLook)

            Exactly, I can’t just go and drop a video and expect you guys to just watch it. I have to make you curious enough to want to watch it…

          • Lego Witcher of the Squirrels

            yeah, have to build up to it… that’s the only way to catch the suckers… erm… I mean, it’s the only way to show off your wares and get views

          • Unavengedavo(aka. MadeYouLook)

            “it’s the only way to show off your wares and get views”

            You know you could get arrested for that…

          • Lego Witcher of the Squirrels

            Only if it’s done in public…

          • Unavengedavo(aka. MadeYouLook)

            Hehe… This reminds me of a joke:

            One day three old ladies were sitting on a park bench and this guy jumped out of the bushes and flashed them. The first lady had a stroke, the second one had a stroke, and the third one’s arm was too short to reach.

          • Lego Witcher of the Squirrels

            That reminds me of the T-Rex in Meet the Robinsons

          • Kensei Seraph remembers Madiba

            Brazil nuts 0_o.
            Well I’m glad I’m not Brazilian.

          • Lego Witcher of the Squirrels

            She said her name was Danny… short for Danielle… next thing I knew……. oh, wait…

  • ALKi1234

    So basically it’s a 400g hhd with a 500gig label on…..that’s so M$. what’s next?

  • Pieter Kruger

    Got the new 2TB ready and waiting, much more costly efficient than haven to fork out for an internal HDD!

  • Matewis Jubilai

    Sigh, hard drive space. That is one way to feel old. I remember in primary school one of my friends got a Pacard Bell pc with those speakers mounted next to the screen. I think he showed off need for speed 2 when we went to check it out. It had an impressive 1.2gb hard drive which was way more than anyone had back then. Most interestingly, he had a massive porn magazine stash somewhere, or so I was told. Apparently their garden worker bought them for him.

    annyyway…

    I plotted along with I think a 500mb for about two more years after that. I didn’t have enough space to install Half-life the first time and had to borrow another hard drive from a neighbour. Even worse, my best friend had an XT when we were laaitjies and he pretty much couldn’t keep a game like King’s Quest 1 installed. If we wanted to play it we first had to find all 7 floppies.

    • geelslang

      Think my first hd was 40mb. First time I played need for speed was on a
      monochrome screen. I had a Super VGA screen and it was awsome, the envy of many people.

      I bet you probably had problems with the 7th floppy.

  • Kromas

    I am currently doing a full steam install and backup. My games alone are already sitting comfy on 1.1TB and I still have 5 more games to download and install. Good thing my steam backups will be 2/3 of the size.

  • RinceGivesRspectsToMadiba

    Hearder WIN

  • RichardBirch

    This article is crap. The hard drive isn’t only 362GB. It has 362GB available to games. Still 500GB. It’s still crap and they really should have put a larger drive in there but this article is still wrong.

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