IFixit: Xbox One Tear Down Reveals That You Can Upgrade The Hard Drive If Are Ready To Void The Warranty

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Xbox One iFixit Tear Down

Ifixit today posted their Microsoft Xbox One tear down just few hours after its launch. Xbox One scored a repairability score of 8 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair). I think 8 of 10 is a number which should surprise everyone given the recent repairability scores of Surface devices from Microsoft.

Ifixit posted their experience as below,

    • Only a few tools are required to take the whole console apart. The opening procedure is similar to, but much easier than, any Xbox 360.

    • Once inside, a clean, no-nonsense modular design allows the drives, fan, heat sink, wireless board, and front daughterboard to be easily replaced.
  • Clips instead of screws make opening the case more difficult than necessary, but the absence of adhesive and proprietary screws helps soften the transgression.

  • The hard drive is relatively difficult to access; you’ll have to void the warranty if you’d like to upgrade/replace it.

Source: Ifixit



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  • GG002

    Warranty probably will be long expired by the time you may need to swap out the HDD.
    See, in the XBOX One world, we have something called USB 3.0 where you can attach infinite amount of bits. Sony is kind of overestimating the tweaking willingness and skills of average Joe. But a child can plug in a USB HDD drive.

  • Yehuda Lauer

    they did not confirm that it can be upgraded… just removed…