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If you want to replace the hard drive with one that has a larger capacity, this guide will teach you how to replace the hard drive step by step.

  1. Xbox One S Hard Drive Replacement, Case: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Flip the Xbox One S so that the bottom of the case is facing upward.

  2. Xbox One S Hard Drive Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Begin by working at the case on the rear where the warranty sticker is located. Insert the plastic opening tool into the gap between the bottom of the case and the grated top side. Then find the clips in between that hold the case in place. Use the opening tool to pop the clips out. The best method is to pry the black case away from the bottom.

    • Use the opening tool to pop the clips out. The best method is to pry the black case away from the bottom.

    • You will hear clicking sounds when you are prying the case open. It may be fairly difficult to remove the bottom.

    • It's possible that the clips may break when you remove the bottom from the case.

    • We recommend starting at the back where the warranty sticker is located. Pry along the rear edge until all clips are free. From there do each side. When three sides are free start at the end of the front opposite the sync button. Be cautious and take your time and all should separate without any damage.

  3. Xbox One S Hard Drive Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Once all of the clips are opened, remove the bottom part of the case.

  4. Xbox One S Hard Drive Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 2 Xbox One S Hard Drive Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Use a T10 Torx screwdriver to remove the six green 50 mm long screws from the metal case labeled F1 through F6.

  5. Xbox One S Hard Drive Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 2 Xbox One S Hard Drive Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Gently separate the interior case from the white exterior case using the appropriate method.

  6. Xbox One S Hard Drive Replacement, Interior Case Top Panel: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Flip the interior case so it is fan side upward.

  7. Xbox One S Hard Drive Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • To access the hardware within the casing, you can pop and lift the top panel of the casing. It should come right off.

  8. Xbox One S Hard Drive Replacement, Hard Drive Assembly: step 8, image 1 of 2 Xbox One S Hard Drive Replacement, Hard Drive Assembly: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • To replace the hard drive, flip over the console and remove the two 10 mm T-10 Torx screws, C3 and C4, from the backside of the Xbox One S.

    • This will allow the plastic casing surrounding the hard drive to become detached from the rest of the console.

  9. Xbox One S Hard Drive Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 3 Xbox One S Hard Drive Replacement: step 9, image 2 of 3 Xbox One S Hard Drive Replacement: step 9, image 3 of 3
    • Gently disconnect the hard drive from the motherboard (at the two plastic connector bodies).

  10. Xbox One S Hard Drive Replacement, Hard Drive: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the four black 10mm T10 Torx screws from the black plastic mount.

  11. Xbox One S Hard Drive Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 2 Xbox One S Hard Drive Replacement: step 11, image 2 of 2
    • Detach the black plastic mount and the wires from the hard drive.

    • Now that your hard drive is removed, you can replace it and reassemble your Xbox One S following this guide in the reverse order.

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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Just swapping like this, will the xbox automatically install the os and drivers or do you need to download them with a computer prior to installation?

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The drive requires formatting and some moderate configuration with a windows 10 PC prior to installation. I just installed a 500Gb SSD in my console yesterday. I will be creating a detailed guide soon.

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Just finished this guide for installing the firmware.

Install firmware on Xbox One S

KimJongIan -

Following this guide to upgrade the 500GB HDD to a 2TB SHDD worked just fine. You'll need to download some script to be able to format the larger HDDs to be able to access the larger available space on the Xbox - YouTube is your friend here.

Reinstalling the OS seemed to be simple enough. Until you realise that the bootanim file is missing. Taking out the HDD is required to put this file on via Windows.

Until Microsoft release a new update, of which the console was unable to update via internet. So I reverted to use a USB flash drive to perform an offline update, which was successful. BUT… the bootanim is again rendered missing. Not too sure if I fancy repeating the tear down again and again after every update. Doubt the clips of the underside of the console can handle such a beating…

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Thank you for adding this. I wan unsure what the next process was but I found it on YouTube.

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