How to Format a Hard Drive for Xbox Series S

If you’re an Xbox Series S user, you’re probably aware that storage is of the utmost importance. With the ever-increasing size of games and apps, it’s essential to have enough storage space. However, what if you’ve got a hard drive that’s formatted for games and apps and you want to use it for screenshots and video clips?

In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the process of formatting your hard drive for Xbox Series S.

First things first, make sure you have a hard drive that’s compatible with Xbox Series S. Once you’ve plugged in the hard drive, hit the Windows button and type ‘format’ into the search bar. Click on the ‘create and format hard disk partitions’ option that appears.

You’ll then see a prompt recognizing the disk, which has not been initialized. Select the disk from the list and make sure you pick GPT. You should then see a whole bunch of hard disks. Scroll down to the bottom, and if you remember, it did say disk five.

Right-click on it and click ‘new simple volume’. Leave everything as default, and it should be set to the maximum amount available. The format should be NTFS, or else your Xbox will not recognize it. Set everything to default, and the new volume name doesn’t matter right now. Click ‘perform a quick format’, match everything up and click ‘finish’. It should take a few seconds, and you’re done!

Now, eject the media and click on the icon that says ‘eject media’. Once you’ve plugged the hard drive into your Xbox, you’ll get a prompt to use it for media. Go to your settings, storage devices, and you should see the new volume. Set it as your capture location, and you’re good to go!

In conclusion, formatting your hard drive for Xbox Series S is simple and easy to do. By following these steps, you can have more storage space for your screenshots and video clips. If you have any questions, make sure to drop a comment, and we’ll try our best to answer them.