Xbox One Hard Drive Reportedly Reaches Capacity at Around 360GB
Written Tuesday, December 10, 2013 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Apparently that 500GB hard drive in your Xbox One tops out at somewhere closer to the 360GB mark, according to a test carried out by IGN in the video below.
Installing as much as the console could handle, the site discovered that after reaching 362GB and attempting to install the 3GB Zoo Tycoon, a message stating "Not Enough Space" popped up. That presumably means that Xbox One has roughly 140GB of space used up by its operating system and other gubbins.
Factor in the inability to manage your own data in the console's settings like you could on Xbox 360, and it seems you might find yourself running into problems sooner than anticipated. That's despite Microsoft assuring that space won't be an issue on Xbox One.
"Xbox One was designed to make storage management automatic,” Microsoft explained at the time. “For saved games, settings, and other information that Xbox One customers save to the cloud, space is virtually unlimited."
You can uninstall games and apps on Xbox One by pressing the menu button on the thing you want to remove, and then easily re-install instantly by doing the same thing. So it's not all bad, just worth noting.