External USB Drive - Always Is Default Drive For Download Games

I have a Western Digital 4 TB USB 3.0 External drive. I wonder, can I tell the Xbox One when I download a digital game, that I want it to install on the Xbox One's internal 500 GB drive instead of to the External drive.

It appear that I made a purchase of Alien Isolation, digital download game, the game appears available for download from the Internal and External drop down menu. So I selected it from the Internal drop down menu and it appears available to install.

I started the installation, it began to down load, but it appears it's downloading to the External drive, as I can see the drives light blinking at different paces while the down load is taking place.

Is it that once you install the External drive, by default all downloaded games go to that drive and the control of "moving games" is only available when the game is already either on the Internal OR External drive.



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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 2,618 Applies to:

Hi Guys,

Well GrowlingYapper was 100% correct! When I navigated to Settings>Console>Manage Storage and selected the internal drive, I saw the option to use it as the default Drive.

Actually the only reason I wanted to select the internal is because I was having issues with the download as I mentioned in my thread earlier. I was having issues with the external and thought I use the internal, since it always worked fine.

I agree, the external loads faster - 7,200 RPM vs. 5,400 for the internal. Now everything appears to be working fine. I also did notice that for a 2nd time, something downloaded last night about 200 MB and after the download it said, "Storage drive successfully installed" - this is the 2nd time I get this message, the first time was when I installed during the first format.

Maybe Xbox/MS sensed an issue and downloaded the External drive software again.

Again thanks both of you for your help!

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