In the teardown analysis of iFixit on the Xbox One, it has been revealed that the console comes with a standard SATA II laptop hard drive that can be replaced. There’s a catch however if you decide to replace it, you will void the warranty as opening the console apart will be required to gain access the SATA hard drive caddy inside the console.
While iFixit confirmed that the Xbox One has indeed a replaceable hard drive, it’s currently unclear whether or not the Xbox One will recognize an unformatted SATA hard drive. The hard drive that comes with the Xbox One is a Samsung Spinpoint M8 ST500LM012 with 8MB cache, which sells for around $55. As of right now, the Xbox One will not support external storage at launch, although Microsoft has plans to include it in the future as 500GB is really small and can be used in just a few months.
The Xbox One is now available in stores for $499.99. Check back with us throughout the week for our on-going coverage of the Xbox One.