Can’t get an Xbox One Series S/X? Upgrade your old one!

There are plenty of stories about people refreshing their web browser for hours, only to find an anticipated shipment of Xbox One Series S or Series X selling out online in seconds. Easy to understand why when they are selling for twice the price on the secondary market. It and the Sony PS5 are the hottest gifts this season.

We could argue whether you should buy a new generation console at launch. The lack of games, software and hardware bugs, an expected price drop — but that’s for another article. If you’re one of the few lucky enough to get a next generation console, the first thing you’ll probably notice is faster loading times. What if you could get your Xbox One S or X to load games faster? Help ease the pain of having to watch all the videos of lightning fast load times on new consoles.

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The answer is simple, and best of all you can still use it when you get your next-gen Xbox. Get an external solid state drive, or SSD. If you’ve ever upgraded your PC from a standard hard drive to an SSD you know it’s probably the most impactful upgrade you can make. Load your games on an external SSD and they will load much faster. Especially as the external USB 3.0 connection is faster than the internal.

The best part is that it won’t break the bank. A highly reviewed Samsung 1TB SSD on Amazon will set you back about $130 as of this writing. Or, is the best part that you can still use it when you get that next generation Xbox? The Xbox Series One S and X come with a super fast internal SSD drive.  Save that for your new, large games. Load smaller games designed for your previous console from the external SSD! Or, is the best part that it just takes seconds to install? You don’t need a screwdriver, or any technical skills. Plug it in and your done. Plug and play!