The best Xbox One accessories for 2024

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The best Xbox One accessories will give your aging games console a new lease of life. With your controllers worn out, your storage constantly full, and no new games to play, your Xbox One is probably beginning to feel old. If you give even one part of that equation a refresh, you might not feel quite so worn out on it. 

There isn't a shortage of great gear out there, so we've narrowed this list down to the most essential, genuinely helpful bits of kit that no Xbox owner should be without. Plus, all of this gear can hold its own against the best Xbox Series X accessories to boot. Thanks to the Series X's backward compatibility, these older devices have never looked so good, and have never been better value. After all, grabbing a console can be expensive enough as it is, so spending even more on extra kit isn't exactly ideal.

To help you find all the best peripherals you can get, we've pulled together a list of all our favorite controllers, headsets, wheels, and more in the list down below. We've had our hands on a massive variety of console tech over the years, but we've saved the best for this page.

Whether it's a new controller with extra functionality for your favorite competitive games, a headset upgrade, or a new storage solution for all those Game Pass games, you're in the right place - these are the best Xbox One accessories for anyone who has stayed loyal to last gen's system or anyone that's sunk their cash into that higher Xbox Series X price.

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We're rounding up all the best controllers, headsets, hard drives and subscription services for your Xbox just below, as well as their lowest prices. 

Xbox One controllers

The best controller for Xbox One overall

Specifications

Connection: Bluetooth, USB-C
Customization: Thumbsticks, trigger locks, 4 paddles, D-Pad
Audio: 3.5mm
Weight: 345g

Reasons to buy

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Excellent industrial design
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Programmable buttons
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Additional rear buttons

Reasons to avoid

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Cheaper competitors are starting to offer the same features

If you want precision and exceptionally high build-quality, you want the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2. With programmable buttons, back paddles, and thumbsticks that can be swapped for performance-targeted alternatives, this is one of the best Xbox One controllers available. It's also an improvement on the original Elite in almost every way.

We found that most of these improvements were on the software side. Sure, you're picking up a more durable piece of kit, and we were particularly enamored with the textured surface that now spans the whole grip, but it's the under-the-hood customization that really wowed us. We were able to completely remap the entire gamepad, all with a new slew of input options. Add the ability to tweak individual analog stick tension and lower travel distance in each button and the whole thing feels far more premium than the original model.

Needless to say, this superb device builds on all the excellent qualities of the standard Xbox One wireless controller (namely the excellent d-pad and responsive shoulder buttons) while adding a huge amount of customization options and additional features along the way. The clicky rear paddles are fantastic, a great way to rebind controls that normally live on the d-pad to a spot you can reach without having to lift off the analog sticks, and being able to swap the function of literally every button means you can tailor the Elite to suit your personal play style. It looks, feels, and plays like a truly premium controller, and even tops our roundup of the best controllers for PC gaming.

If you're after something a little cheaper, it's also worth noting that the Xbox Elite Series 2 Core is now out in the wild for $129.99 / £114.99. That's considerably less than the $179.99 / £159.99 MSRP of the full-fat Elite, but you are dropping all the extra components. That means you can still tweak certain aspects of the experience, but the interchangeable d-pad, thumbsticks, paddles, and charging dock are out of the picture here. 

Read more: Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 review

The best value Xbox controller

Specifications

Connection: Wired
Buttons: 16
Remappable buttons: 2
Headset connection: 3.5mm
Cable length: 3m
Weight: 422g

Reasons to buy

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Great back buttons
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Hall Sensor sticks
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Super affordable
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Nice vibration
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Excellent for platforming

Reasons to avoid

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Slightly less comfortable than the T4 Kaleid
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Big dead zones out of the box
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No wireless connectivity

The GameSir G7 SE is the first officially licensed controller for Xbox Series X to include Hall Effect Sensor thumbsticks. For those who might not know, these types of thumbsticks use tiny electromagnets and last far longer than the potentiometers you'll find in controllers up and down this list. Essentially, it means it's immune to stick drift. Considering this pad is on par, if not cheaper than the stock Xbox controller, you're getting so much value for money here.

An alternate accolade for the GameSir G7 SE could have been the best Xbox Series X controller for platforming because that's where I found it came into its own. Its two back buttons feel incredible - as is the norm with GameSir controllers, but the compact and tactile feel of the G7 SE means it feels great to use in sidescrolling or top-down titles. 

Annoyingly, since it's a third-party controller, there's no wireless support to be had here, and there are some pretty unruly thumbstick dead zones out of the box. Luckily you can play around with this by heading to GameSir's Nexus software on PC. There you can also play around with button assignments, vibration, and more. Speaking of vibration, it feels really subtle and precise with the G7 SE. 

If it was cheaper than Turtle Beach's option, you could also dub the G7 SE a best budget controller, because you're getting an awful lot of pro controller features here for the price of a stock one. No matter what award you want to give this, the Game Sir G7 SE is one of the best Xbox Series X controllers - and one you should definitely consider buying.

The best third-party Xbox Series X controller

Specifications

Connection: Wired / Wireless USB dongle
Buttons: 28
Remappable buttons: Fully remappable
Headset connection: 3.5mm
Cable length: 3m
Weight: 246g

Reasons to buy

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As close to haptic feedback as Xbox controllers get (for now)
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Great triggers
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Hall Sensor tech
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Solid horizontally placed back buttons
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Good battery life
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Lovely looks
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Wireless (a first for Xbox)

Reasons to avoid

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Slippy thumbsticks
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Lack of attachments
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Awkward menu button placement

The Turtle Beach Stealth Ultra Wireless is the first ever officially licensed third-party Xbox Series X controller to feature wireless connectivity with the console. That's a landmark achievement for any controller we've reviewed, and one that makes it our favorite third-party option at the moment. 

You get the usual connectivity here; a 3.5mm headphone jack and USB-C charging, but with your purchase you get a USB dongle and a small magnetic charging stand too. Annoyingly, the thumbsticks have very slippy tops to them, which feels like a basic mistake that simply shouldn't be on a controller of this standard. Luckily, you get some alternate tops in the box which provide a bit more grip. 

The design of this gamepad is no short of stunning. It's got some lovely RGB lines striking through its grips and face, that aforementioned display for customization, and some truly innovative back buttons. Its buttons are microswitch ones, its triggers, and thumbsticks have Hall Sensor tech inside them, and its vibration is punchy without being overbearing. 

What I love about this controller is that it does everything well. It isn't quite as good performance-wise as something from Victrix, but it isn't far off. In my testing, I couldn't find a gaming genre this controller isn't perfect for. What's more, its 30-hour quoted battery life is accurate, and thanks to the charging stand, I never have to worry about it running out of charge. It feels like the classic Xbox controllers people love, but it's got that Turtle Beach twist you'll know from a React-R gamepad which only adds to the experience of the games you play.  

4. Xbox Wireless Controller

The best official Xbox controller

Specifications

Connection: Bluetooth
Customization: Button mapping
Audio: 3.5mm
Weight: 287g

Reasons to buy

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The latest official controller
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New high speed connection
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Regularly discounted 

Reasons to avoid

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Lacks customizable features

With current generation consoles also comes more of the best Xbox Series X controllers. The new Wireless controller (dubbed the Core in some stores) offers up a far more tactile experience as well as a super-fast connection, button mapping, better ergonomic grip, and a hybrid D-pad. This is still a AA battery operated piece of gear, but of course you'll find more Xbox One accessories to fix that. 

The new Xbox controller is also directly compatible with Xbox One, which means you can still make the most of new share features as well. That's perfect for picking up current-generation features, and now that Xbox Series X stock has settled down we're seeing these gamepads cheaper than ever. You'll receive one Xbox controller with your console, but picking up a second one is a must for anyone looking to get some couch play going. 

Xbox One steering wheels

The best Xbox One steering wheel overall

Specifications

Rotation: 900°
Buttons: 16
Pedals: 3
Adjustable Pedals: No
Compatibility: Xbox Series X / Xbox Series S / Xbox One / PC

Reasons to buy

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More affordable than direct competitors
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TrueForce feels insane
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G Hub Software is brilliant

Reasons to avoid

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TrueForce only compatible with four games
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No handbrake input and stick shift not included

The Logitech G923 is a world renowned Xbox steering wheel - perfect for a massive range of games and packing some neat features into a solid price point. Logitech has been in the racing wheel game for decades, with their recent endeavours in Force Feedback skyrocketing them to the top. The G923 is the best of the bunch so far - balancing affordability with all the features a hobbyist will love.

The G923 is compatible with everything from Forza to Formula 1, with special TrueForce Feedback available on Grid, Assetto Corsa Competizione, iRacing, Snow Runner, and Dirt Rally. That makes for excellent immersion, and a super smooth response, and with a luxury aluminium, steel, and leather build everything feels great under hand as well.

Expect the wheel to be wrestled out of your grip while you get used to it thanks to the strong torque

Logitech G923 review

We found the G923 to be nice and easy to set up in our own testing, with a simple desk clamp system - though this clamp will only work for tabletops under 3cm. While many games won't allow you to make the most of that TrueForce system, we still found the standard force feedback support to be particularly impressive. 

All of that pedigree won't quite satisfy beginners in its $399 / £349 MSRP - but we regularly see far less impressive wheels retailing at well over that amount. If you've already committed to reinvigorating your driving setup, this is our go-to recommendation (and one of the best PC racing wheels for PC to boot). 

Read more: Logitech G923 review

The best premium racing wheel for Xbox

Specifications

Rotation: 1080°
Buttons: 25
Pedals: 3
Adjustable Pedals: Yes

Reasons to buy

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Powerful 11nm force feedback
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High-quality build and feel
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Dual paddles offer nice accessibility
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Highly customizable
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Load cell brake pedal

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive
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Largely plastic construction
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Scratchy wheel stitching

To borrow Max Verstappen’s trademark line, the Logitech G Pro Racing Wheel, and the matching G Pro Pedals are simply lovely. And much like Verstappen’s 2023 Red Bull F1 car, they’re a high-quality upgrade on a successful previous iteration that now delivers even better results. Not only are the 11nm strong force feedback wheel and 100kg load cell brake pedal an immersive joy to use, they actually made our reviewer a better sim racer and improved his lap times.

Of course, there is a rather large elephant in the passenger seat - its price. £999/$999 for the wheel plus a further £349/$349 for the pedals is an eye-twitch-inducing amount of money. While we'd say it offers better quality than almost any of the options on this list, we understand that that price makes it unattainable for most players - it's a shame because it might otherwise take the top spot on this list.

The G Pro racing wheel and pedals feel like a real step up from the G920, and besides the drastic increase in payment, they're all the better for it. Everything is a bit bigger, a bit smoother, and a bit more premium (and then some). It’s an improvement in every way. Mount this setup to something like the Playseat Trophy, and you've got just about the best Xbox steering wheel setup money can buy.

Stylized grilles cover the front and back of the Logitech G Pro base and add a touch of flair to an otherwise plain chassis. They serve a purpose beyond aesthetics though with active onboard cooling hidden inside. Around the back, a USB hub provides connection points for the G Pro Pedals (which you’ll need to buy separately) and other accessories like a gear shifter.

Under your fingertips, you’ll find magnetic gear shift paddles which feel wonderful in action. The movement is crisp and responsive with a soft clack giving nice audio feedback at the same time. Below them is a pair of dual-clutch paddles with smoother travel than their magnetic counterparts. These can be bound to a number of in-game actions using either Logitech’s G Hub software on PC or the onboard controls.

Despite its quite ludicrous price, the Logitech G Pro racing setup is very, very good..

3. Thrustmaster Ferrari 458 Spider

The best Xbox steering wheel on a budget

Specifications

Rotation: 240º
Pedals: 2
Buttons: 15
Adjustable pedals: Yes
Compatibility: Xbox Series X / Xbox Series S / Xbox One

Reasons to buy

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Relatively cheap
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Offers decent control

Reasons to avoid

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Rotation isn't as good
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Doesn't feel as satisfying to use

Xbox One players just looking for a cheap wheel to test on Forza will want to take a look at the Thrustmaster Ferrari 458 Spider. While you're not getting professional level torque or rotation here, there's plenty of functionality to get you started in everyday play. Yes, you'll feel far more satisfaction from the Logitech G923 but you'll also be paying more than three times the price. We regularly see this wheel clocking in at under $130 / £100 making it an excellent first time buy. 

It's important to note that there's no force feedback system on board here. Instead, the 458 Spider opts for 'linear resistance' - a system that essentially makes the wheel harder to turn the further round the rotation you are. It's a patch job, but it works well and goes a long way to offer a level of immersion you might not expect from this price point. The degree of rotation on offer here is also slimmer, which means you won't find pinpoint precision in your movements either. 

Still, if you want to mess around with some new toys for your console, the Thrustmaster Ferrari 458 Spider is a worth Xbox One accessory. If you're concerned that you won't quite get the mileage out of a more premium product to make it worth your while, this is an excellent alternative. 

Xbox One headsets

The best Xbox headset

Specifications

Acoustic design: Closed Back
Connection: Wireless / Wired
Drivers: 40mm
Weight: 13 oz
Compatibility: Xbox One, PS4, PC, Switch, Mac, Mobile

Reasons to buy

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Dual-wireless connectivity
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Exceptional sound quality
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Long-lasting comfort
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Optional wired support

Reasons to avoid

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Somewhat garish headband
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Mic isn't detachable

Want the very best Xbox One headset? You want the SteelSeries Arctis 9X. Specially engineered to run wirelessly on the console, it offers superb audio to go with its very respectable battery-life. Because of that trademark SteelSeries headband, this is also a headset you can use for hours without getting uncomfortable - it's fairly light at 1.2lbs / 372g.

Of course, we all expect excellent audio from a premium piece of kit like this, but the SteelSeries Arctis 9X stood out in our testing for another reason; connectivity. You're able to connect via Bluetooth and Xbox Wireless at the same time here - perfect for keeping in touch with your phone or music while playing. In our testing, everything was as streamlined as advertized, and we never encountered any interference or connection drops. 

We were a little disappointed that the included mic, while being clear and accurate, was retractable rather than removable. It's a small design gripe, but one that shows just how far this headset is ingrained in its gaming use. Such a feature, along with the green lines etched into the headband, mean this headset won't exactly fit right in on your commute. 

However, just a little further down that headband, you'll find some seriously comfortable cups. The sweat-resistant nylon "AirWeave" cushions have been touted to improve airflow by SteelSeries, and we agree. In all our Apex Legends rages, we never felt pinching or a sense of clammy claustrophobia from these cups, and longer sessions were a breeze because of it. 

Overall, then? This is a great choice if you're looking for a high-quality gaming headset for Xbox.

Read more: SteelSeries Arctis 9X review

The best Xbox One headset for under $50/£50

Specifications

Acoustic design: Closed Back
Connection: Wired
Drivers: 40mm
Weight: 8.8 oz
Compatibility: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, Mac, Mobile

Reasons to buy

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Excellent value for money
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Decent sound
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Nice and clear mic

Reasons to avoid

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Lacks features and extras
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Only stereo sound

If you're after a budget buy, the Corsair HS35 is an excellent choice. Coming in at under $50 / £50, there's some excellent value for money packed into these memory foam cups, and an overall aesthetic that keeps that low price point under its hat at well. Sure, you're dropping more premium features like 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound, but there's still an excellent audio quality to this headset. 

Very few Xbox One accessories manage to pack such mid-range performance into a bargain bucket price point. We appreciated the dynamic experience of soundtracks and rich soundscapes, but were particularly impressed by the weapon sounds punching their way through the 50mm neodymium drivers in our testing. Wolfenstein Youngblood's artillery maintained a stunningly deep tone with plenty of feedback across shots and reloads. Not only that but, despite simply offering Stereo output, Windows Sonic surround sound managed to keep up with the directional cues of Resident Evil 2 as well. 

That's impressive considering the low price point here, and while the fully detachable microphone does get in the way of a fully streamlined experience, you're still getting long-lasting comfort and all the volume controls you'd need as well. 

Read more: Corsair HS35 review

The best official Xbox headset

Specifications

Acoustic design: Closed back
Connection: Wireless / Wired (USB-C)
Drivers: 40mm
Weight: 312g
Compatibility: Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC

Reasons to buy

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Great bass and surround sound
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Great price
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Clear mic for mutiplayer

Reasons to avoid

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Mic monitoring could be better
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Might be too small for larger heads

Microsoft has launched its own headset, the official Xbox Wireless headset for both Xbox Series X and Xbox One. Not only does it offer a high quality audio experience with the comfort to match, but it manages to pack all those features in to a simply $99 / £89 price tag as well. You'll find this model at the top of our guide to the best Xbox Series X headsets, but it's fully compatible with the older model as well. 

Official Xbox accessories can be hit and miss, by the very virtue that they're often the first to be released alongside a console and can therefore miss out on crucial development time once players have their boxes set up. However, in all our testing we couldn't fault this set for its value offering. That's a particularly low price point compared to the rest of the premium market, and you're still getting some solid performance and features packed in. 

In truth, we were expecting the Xbox Wireless headset to follow the traditional route of official accessories; offering simple functionality and sub-par audio quality, while relying on its brand name to see it through early sales. However, we were impressed by the out of the box quality in our own testing, noting how these cups were particularly adept at handling wider soundscapes like those of Red Dead Redemption 2, for example. There's detailed surround sound in here, and a surprising clarity. 

Like the SteelSeries Arctis 9X, the Xbox Wireless headset also offers dual-connectivity via Xbox Wireless and Bluetooth to boot. That's a seriously tempting feature on this spec sheet, especially at a mid-range price point. 

Read more: Xbox Wireless headset review

Xbox One Subscriptions

Microsoft's subscription services offer some of the absolute best Xbox One accessories out there. However, there are plenty of ways to get around their monthly prices. You'll find all the latest Xbox Game Pass deals just below.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

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If you're planning to pick up Xbox Game Pass, it's worth considering the 'Ultimate' version. Although this one's a little more expensive, it gets you Xbox Game Pass for consoles, Xbox Live Gold, and Xbox Game Pass for PC. That's exceptional value for money when you take into account the sheer volume of games you're getting and that's exactly what makes it one of the best Xbox One accessories going. It also means you don't have to worry about picking up Xbox Live for your online gaming needs. 

To save you a bit of cash, we've listed the most up-to-date reductions on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate below.

Xbox One storage

1. WD_Black P40

The best external SSD for Xbox

Specifications

Capacities: 500GB, 1TB, 2TB
Storage type: SSD
Sequential read: 2,000 MB/s
Sequential write: 2,000 MB/s

Reasons to buy

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Smaller design
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Slick speeds
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Nice RGB lighting
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Sturdy build

Reasons to avoid

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Pricey
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No 4TB model

The WD_Black P40 SSD is the latest in WD's gaming-focused external hard drives, and it's one of the best performers you can get your hands on. It takes the speedy specs and robust design of the P50 and carries both over to a small form factor body that makes use of some lovely ambient RGB lighting. 

Unfortunately, the P40 is one of the more expensive options up and down this list, particularly because it's a recent release from one of the biggest names in storage. For your purchase though, you get the drive itself, WD's Windows dashboard, a USB-C cable and USB-A adapter, a quick install guide, and a 5-year warranty I'd be surprised if you need to use.

Read and write speeds were great in testing. The 2000MB/s speed you see on the box is as good as you'll get in an external hard drive, but in reality, it translates to some great load times and transfer speeds on PS5 and PC. I had a load of game capture footage stored on my PS5 I had been meaning to move across to my computer for video editing, and even though it was about 30 clips spanning a total of 22GB, the P40 swallowed it up from the PS5 in about a minute. The same was true of games once I formatted the drive for some extra storage. I transferred three games that added up to 18GB, and it moved across in just shy of a minute.

2. Toshiba 1TB Canvio Advance

The best budget hard drive for Xbox

Specifications

Capacity: 1TB - 4TB
Storage type: HDD
Connection: USB 3.2 Gen 1
Dimensions: 4.3 x 3.0 x 0.5 inch

Reasons to buy

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Great price
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Small and slick
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Different colors available

Reasons to avoid

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Standard HDD speed

This flashy little number from Toshiba is a great choice if you'd like to save a bit of cash; it's handsome, doesn't require an additional power source, and will plug straight into the Xbox's USB port. And even though you're not getting masses of memory, it's enough to supplement your console.

More importantly, the Canvio Advance has a read and write speed to match the best HDDs on the market. Crucially, it's often available at or below $50 / £50 - an absolute steal for what you're getting.

3. Crucial X10 Pro

The most portable external drive for Xbox