Changing the default install location for your Xbox Series X is a helpful way to reduce content from clogging up your console’s internal SSD — especially if you frequently find yourself running out of storage space. Once you’ve changed this setting, content will install in your chosen location every time you decide to download and install something to your Xbox, according to Microsoft.
- Open the guide by pressing the “Xbox” button on your controller.
- Navigate to Profile & system > Settings > System > Storage devices.
- Select “Change install locations,” and choose your external hard drive.
You’ll also have the option to let your Xbox decide where to install the content. This will prioritize space for next-gen titles on high-speed SSDs like the Seagate Storage Expansion Card. However, when you begin to run low on storage in your external drive, it will install on whatever open space is available.
It is important to note that if you’re trying to play new titles optimized for Xbox Series X, you will need to install them on your console’s internal SSD or the Seagate Storage Expansion Card for Xbox Series. You cannot use another type of external hard drive beyond storing extra content.