Other World Computing Announces External Storage Upgrade Kit for Microsoft Xbox One Gaming Consoles

Provides up to 4x factory-equipped storage, hybrid disk drive version delivers significant performance improvement

Jun 22, 2015 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC®), a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, announced today the availability of the OWC Upgrade Kit for Xbox One. Available in three models, the kits provide up to four times as much storage space as the factory-supplied console, and the hybrid performance kit significantly reduces load times by up to 39%. With this easy, plug-and-play external storage solution, owners of the Xbox One can now upgrade their storage capacity without opening their console.

Feature Highlights

  • Up to 4 times the capacity of your Xbox One
  • 1TB, 1TB Solid State Hybrid, and 2TB options
  • 1TB Solid State Hybrid model reduces load times by up to 39%
  • Ultra-easy setup; plug-and-play
  • Compact, portable design featuring USB 3.0

The Complete Upgrade
Available in 1TB, 1TB SSHD (Solid State Hybrid), and 2TB capacities, the OWC Upgrade Kit for Xbox One comes complete with everything gamers need for an ultra-easy upgrade, including an OWC Express external game drive, high quality double-shielded USB 3.0 cable for connecting to the Xbox One console, a carrying sleeve, and instructions for adding the drive to an Xbox One.

Boost Your Xbox Experience
The OWC Upgrade Kit for Xbox One is the easiest way to expand capacity and improve performance for the Xbox. While all models of the OWC Upgrade Kit for Xbox One provide increased storage capacity for games, movies, and more, the 1TB SSHD Hybrid drive model actually delivers faster transfer speeds than the Xbox internal drive, reducing load times by up to 39% so you spend more time playing and less time waiting.

Real World Performance
The following are load time comparisons (in seconds) between a stock Xbox One console and one equipped with the OWC Upgrade Kit for Xbox One 1TB SSHD, based on testing conducted by OWC.

The solid state hybrid drive is clearly faster on all tasks:

GTA* V - Dashboard to Story ModeGTA* V - Reload Saved GameDragon Age - Continue GameAssassin's Creed Unity - Continue GameXbox One stock84.8542.2342.5658.93hard disk drive OWC 1TB solid state hybrid drive55.4331.2837.7835.70Time Difference29.4210.954.7823.23

* GTA = Grand Theft Auto

"OWC has a long history of delivering the easiest and best upgrade solutions to our customers," said Larry O'Connor, Founder and CEO, OWC. "We're excited to offer Xbox One gamers their own high-capacity upgrade kit which doubles or even quadruples the factory storage capacity, including the hybrid option which reduces load times by up to an incredible 39%."

Availability and Pricing
The OWC Xbox One Upgrade Kits are available at

1TB Upgrade Kit for Xbox One $89.99 1TB SSHD Upgrade Kit for Xbox One $124.00 2TB Upgrade Kit for Xbox One $134.00

OWC also offers upgrade kits up to 2TB for the SonyPlayStation 4 (PS4) console.


About OWC

Other World Computing (OWC), founded in 1988, is dedicated to helping Mac and PC enthusiasts do more and reach higher. We believe in sustainability – OWC solutions are genuinely built to last, go the distance, and enable users to maximize the technology investment they have already made. OWC's operation provides leadership in business sustainability, with its headquarters among the first in the world awarded LEED Platinum certification. OWC features an award-winning technical support team and an unparalleled library of step-by-step DIY and informational videos. From the home desktop to the enterprise rack, the corporate backup to secure medical data, the recording studio to the motion picture set, and beyond, there should be no compromise. That is why OWC is here.

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