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Destiny Xbox One install size is 40GB

Sam Loveridge


Xbox One Destiny install size
You can just make it out in the blur

The Destiny install size on the Xbox One is 40GB according to leaked photographs of the game’s retail packaging.

Those Xbox One owners who already think their hard drives are looking a little full, might want to purchase an external hard drive pretty quick.

New photographs of the Xbox One Destiny case reveal that the game will require a minimum 40GB install upon purchase.

That is bound to increase over time too, thanks to DLC packs, updates and other goodies that Activision will release for the game.

Microsoft recently revealed that you can pre-download Destiny ahead of its September 9 release date. That would mean the game was ready to go as soon as the game is released on Tuesday.

Apparently, similar to the Destiny beta size (12.63GB), the pre-download Xbox One package will take up approximately 18GB of your hard drive space.

That will give you enough content to start playing straight away, while the rest of the game downloads in the background.

Microsoft added external hard drive support to the Xbox One in June. The console can support two external hard drives simultaneously, as long as they are 256GB or larger USB 3.0 hard drives.

Once formatted, these external hard drives can be used to increase your Xbox One’s storage capacity for more games, apps and DLC content.

External hard drives can be made the default save location, but if it happens to get full, content will automatically spill over into the internal hard drive, or vice versa.

This technique can also be used to take your games and their associated saves and DLC to your mates’ houses. You’ll need to sign into Xbox Live for any digitally purchased content or insert the disc to verify you own it, but you won’t be asked to re-download anything before you can start playing on your friend’s Xbox One.

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Xbox One Destiny install size

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Ethan Sequeira

September 2, 2014, 6:59 pm

I've actually used up 380gb on my xbox one so I guess it's time to get a external hard drive. I've heard your limited to two 2tb hard drives plugged in at a time which is incredibly big at a time. I could change my hard drive on my ps4 but I think I'll just buy uncharted 4 and then sell it off. :)

ima flyGuy

September 3, 2014, 2:43 am

Not really... you can add a lot more than a measly 1TB? It supports upto 6TB internally, And it also has flash support for mobility of data, also external HDD support and media playback codecs are coming this autumn. And tests have proven that sshd and ssd internal drives have way better results in performance than external counterparts.
Plus there's the fact that it's internal tucked away neat and tidy and not another brick to add to your power brick and huge console you already have.


September 3, 2014, 3:49 am

a 7200RPM USB 3.0 and a SATA 6TB drive will have roughly the same read speed, assuming that the Console is using a SATA 3 controller, otherwise USB wins.


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ima flyGuy

September 3, 2014, 7:08 pm

Digital foundry have done tests on both and the ps4 internal ssd and sshd was significantly faster than X1 external equivelents, but it's no surprise really as ps4 is faster than X1 on stock drives any way? As they tested that too.also ps4 supports 7200rpm internal, it supports any 2.5" drive. And both consoles have sat a 2 and USB 3.

ima flyGuy

September 3, 2014, 7:17 pm

Yeah there's an article on IGN :) also... y u mad ? Lol. Flash drive support is for game saves yeah how did you not understand that? It's easier than using playstation cloud storage. Your comment is very weak. It's not my fault microsoft didn't include upgradable storage is it? I'm sure your external drive will be fine as a make do.


September 5, 2014, 12:04 pm


ima flyGuy

September 6, 2014, 7:57 am

No your comment is nonsense? Did you read the article on IGN? that backs up my comment everything you said is nonsense from a deluded fanboy. EA Access lol... you can buy those few old EA Games for next to nothing "used" in most game shops and have the physical disc copy, also if you were interested in those games you probably already bought them at launch right? So no need to buy them again for $30 a month, Ps now has over 100 games from over 50 publishers including EA and the tarriffs are reasonable if you rent longer than a day, and it's backwards compatible that adds a huge library of ps3 games to ps4 that is massive system seller for Sony.

ima flyGuy

September 6, 2014, 8:33 am

I meant $30 a year, but seriously if your interested in a game you buy it when it releases or shortly after and play it, you don't pay a subscription and then wait a year to play it? When fifa 15 comes out every one waiting for that game is gonna buy it and play it not wait a year to play it on EA access. The subscription is a waste of money better to have no subscription and just take it or leave it with rentables instead. There won't be anything on EA access worth $30 a year because anything interesting to people they would have already bought on release. And is probably down to a few dollars used in stores anyway.

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