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Guide created by KimJongIan

With help by iFixit users Andrew and MervDervis

This guide would not be possible without the script made by user tai1976 from


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  1. Install firmware on Xbox One S, Warning: paso 1, imagen 1 de 1
    • Before doing any updates or software changes with the Hard Drive connected to the motherboard, make sure that all connections to the board are secure, such as the disc drive, otherwise you will brick the Motherboard, and will require a new one.

    Updating the console without the optical drive in place will brick the console? Are we certain about this? I know that the motherboard and optical drive board are paired but didn't think that the console would brick if updated without the drive plugged in. Thanks for the help - Richard

    Richard - Contestar

  2. Install firmware on Xbox One S, Prerequisites: paso 2, imagen 1 de 1
    • Before beginning this guide, it is best to read through the steps for the hardware portion, as shown by iFixit user Andrew, at the following link.

    • Reemplazo del disco duro de Xbox One S

    • You will also need a PC running Windows, and a hard drive reader (Sata Data and Sata Power to USB)

    • Seagate drives have been known to cause issues with XBox One software.

    The original drive in the Xbox is a Seagate drive. The support forum for the script also does not mention this at all.

    gogocons - Contestar

    Seagate drives have been known to cause issues with XBox One software. << what you mean by that … not to by any seagate driver?

    doscarri - Contestar

    which hard disk do you recommend

    drkanu198300 - Contestar

    Seagate had a bad batch this/last generation. Many of my repairs/replacements were Seagate. Western Digital has been most reliable this decade. Esp the ‘raptor' drives, if not doing SSD.

    Thor - Contestar

  3. Install firmware on Xbox One S, Connect Your New HDD: paso 3, imagen 1 de 1
    • Connect the new hard drive to the PC. Make sure that the HDD is in a location where it will not be accidentally disconnected.

  4. Install firmware on Xbox One S, Download the Script: paso 4, imagen 1 de 1
  5. Install firmware on Xbox One S, Open Command Prompt as Admin: paso 5, imagen 1 de 1
    • Press the Windows key/Start menu and type in "CMD", right click, and select 'Run as Administrator"

    • Type the command "cd C:\Users\(Your Name)\Downloads\xboxonehdd-master-6.1\xboxonehdd-master\win"

    • Replace (Your name) with the name of your user profile.

  6. Install firmware on Xbox One S, Run the Batch File: paso 6, imagen 1 de 1
    • Run the command "create_xbox_drive"

    • The next steps are to create a drive that has either 500GB, 1TB, or 2TB storage. If at anytime you get confused, there is a readme file in the folder you extracted that can help out as well.

    I have a 480 gig ssd. Can this be used with your script?

    Paul - Contestar

  7. Install firmware on Xbox One S, Follow the On Screen Instructions: paso 7, imagen 1 de 2 Install firmware on Xbox One S, Follow the On Screen Instructions: paso 7, imagen 2 de 2
    • For this tutorial, we are using the first option (a) Replace/Upgrade w/o a working original drive.

  8. Install firmware on Xbox One S, Follow (continued): paso 8, imagen 1 de 3 Install firmware on Xbox One S, Follow (continued): paso 8, imagen 2 de 3 Install firmware on Xbox One S, Follow (continued): paso 8, imagen 3 de 3
    • Make sure to choose the right drive to format, Disk 0 is almost always your operating system, DO NOT CHOOSE DISK 0.

    • It will ask you to confirm your selection.

    • Then you will need to choose the size of the drive you have created.

    What if Disk 0 is your only option?!

    Emily Clark - Contestar

    So the computer we are using isn’t even recognizing the drive as being connected. The drive makes noise and lights come on the connector we have but the computer can’t find it. I have no idea what is wrong or how to fix this.

    Emily Clark - Contestar

    We figured it out! For anyone else struggling, We ended up having to plug in the USB in the BACK of the computer instead of the front ports. It connected immediately and it’s been a success since (haven’t actually tried it in the xbox yet though)

    Emily Clark - Contestar

  9. Install firmware on Xbox One S, The Command is Complete.: paso 9, imagen 1 de 1
    • Once the command line displays 6 lines of long numbers with "GUID" at the top, the command lines is finished.

    • If this doesn't work, clean the disk with diskpart, link below, and try again.


    i am getting a message saying Missing Drive x: System update.

    i have reformatted the drive and cleaned the ssd with diskpart. but still get the same message.

    Jonathan Murnion - Contestar

    Salve, da me non esce found system update ma Missed.. Come risolvo?

    Francesco De Grandis - Contestar

  10. Install firmware on Xbox One S, Download the Firmware: paso 10, imagen 1 de 3 Install firmware on Xbox One S, Download the Firmware: paso 10, imagen 2 de 3 Install firmware on Xbox One S, Download the Firmware: paso 10, imagen 3 de 3
    • You need to go to the XBox official site and download a file called OSU 1.


    • Select "I need to update my console offline"

    • Select "Xbox One S or Xbox One X"

    • Click the green link "OSU1" to start the download.

  11. Install firmware on Xbox One S, Copy files: paso 11, imagen 1 de 3 Install firmware on Xbox One S, Copy files: paso 11, imagen 2 de 3 Install firmware on Xbox One S, Copy files: paso 11, imagen 3 de 3
    • Navigate to the System Update (X) drive, and create 2 folders, one labeled "A" and one "B"

    • Extract all of the files from OSU1, and copy everything in $SystemUpdate, except for "updater.xvd"

    • Paste these files in the folders "A" and "B" that you created.

    • Copy "updater.xvd" from $SystemUpdate and paste it in the root of System Update (X)

    • Note that you will need to download the bootanim.dat and store it in folders "A" and "B" as well. There are two different versions you can download one for OG / S or the X. Without the file the Xbox will boot with a black screen to the menu and not the boot logo.

    Where is system update x

    Jonathan Murnion - Contestar

    It is created when formatting the new drive in command prompt using the steps above.

    Dale Peters - Contestar


    Thank you for the write up as it was very helpful. there are some updated steps needed though. Especially if getting error code E102 and E101. Follow this video ararting at 14:10.

    Basically I followed your steps and kept failing to load HHD. To find out needed to add the boot animation needing to be added to both A and B filter along with just copy the updater.xvd to the main folder not delete from A and B folder. I still got the E106 error but that's expected. Then next step after restart from E106 error required offline update using OSU1 offline system update from Xbox.

    Hope that helps.

    Jeff Brown - Contestar

    Where is the bootanim.dat file?

    uBreakiFix Woodbridge ON - Contestar

    grazie ifixit seguito passo passo le vostre istruzione funziona al 100%

    xbox one S hdd 500 gb

    grazie e ciaoooooo

    saxon - Contestar

    I don’t have enough space on the partition to copy all of the files. How do I fix this? Also, where can I find the bootanim.dat file?

    Jeffrey Russell - Contestar

    Hello Jeffrey,

    I had the same issue today. Just connect the old hard drive, opened Disk Management, set it online.

    Then you can copy all files on “System Update (X:)” - drive to the new SSD “System Update (X:)”.

    Turbo -

    I’ve got the same issue, lets me copy files into folder ‘A’ but when pasting into ‘B’ it says there’s not enough space? I am happy to do the offline update with a USB - but do I need to clear everything off the HDD before I run it?

    slcoleby -

    This is not needed anymore. Just skip this step. Just make sure your USB device has the newest software on it. Run the update from the USB when the Xbox asks for it.

    koppie007 - Contestar

    Exactly as @dan0 says, you can skip this step. Save the $SystemUpdate file from the OSU1 onto a USB stick and perform as an offline update. Worked a treat! :0)

    slcoleby - Contestar

    How do I add bootanimations after that?

    Goose Boi - Contestar

  12. Install firmware on Xbox One S, Put the Hard Drive in the XBox: paso 12, imagen 1 de 1
  13. Install firmware on Xbox One S, Reset console: paso 13, imagen 1 de 1
    • Some users have experienced sign in issues after an ssd upgrade. If this occurs, simply reset the console (keep games and apps if need be.) and that should resolve the issue.

    • Those who have their Xbox set to "energy saving" mode for startup may experience a 20-30 second black screen before boot. Changing this setting to "instant on" resolves this issue.

    • Now enjoy 20x faster r/w speeds and loading times a fraction that of a standard HDD.

  14. Install firmware on Xbox One S, You are Finished: paso 14, imagen 1 de 1
    • You are now finished, enjoy your XBox!

    • Note: This does work with Solid State Drives.


To reassemble your device, put the hard drive back in the Xbox One S and reassemble.

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It doesn’t work for me. Always “No USB/SATA drives found”. All drives are “online”.

Dennis Becker - Contestar

I have the same problem, I can’t decide what to do?

Диск ### Состояние Размер Свободно Дин GPT

-------- ------------- ------- ------- --- ---

Диск 0 В сети 1863 Gбайт 0 байт

Диск 1 В сети 3726 Gбайт 0 байт *

Диск 2 В сети 1863 Gбайт 0 байт

Диск 3 В сети 1863 Gбайт 1863 Gбайт

Диск 4 В сети 223 Gбайт 2048 Kбайт

Диск 5 Нет носителя 0 байт 0 байт

* No USB/SATA drives found *

* Script execution complete.

eshkinin.s -

Works perfect, back up and running… thanks!

dvmath50 - Contestar

Doesn't work with soild state drives? Isn't that what's in there to begin with?

Rob Hartwig - Contestar

This does work with solid state drives, it doesn’t work, occasionally, with seagate drives.

KimJongIan -

Any reason why we can’t just use Acronis True Image to make a 1:1 copy of the original drive?

Blair Skinner - Contestar

This guide is more for replacing a failed drive, so if you are upgrading the drive, then cloning it and resizing partitions is the way to go.

KimJongIan -

Which files go in “A” and which ones go in “B”

grady respess - Contestar

i purchased a replacement hard drive from you and it is a seagate !!!!! does not work

Jason Csencsits - Contestar

I have a black screen for 20 seconds when starting up. After that I land on the start screen. the quickstart is off. The black screen is also there.

Florian Hunger - Contestar

Все работает. Спасибо! Копировал на Crucial MX 500 2TB SSD.

Владимир Рудковский - Contestar

this method does not work! please remove this page. thanks.

capthook - Contestar

Does this also apply to the Xbox One X?

Ben - Contestar

Great guide. works perfect ! great job !

stavru doru-sorin - Contestar

Cant i start the xbox in safe mode then update it cause i have the OSU file on a USB

Brennan Beattie - Contestar

the master files can not be got there is no response from file trip

jason.redfern - Contestar

Guy, Thanks for this post, but you know if this procedure works for Xbox One X?

mritto - Contestar

i can not get this to work after running the script adn selecting the drive size i wait for 30 seconds and just get a message saying Missing drive X ‘System Update’ anyone seen this or know how to fix it?

Jonathan Murnion - Contestar

Were you able to figure this out? Getting the same issue.. :(

teejays -

it seems like the language of win 10 needs to be us English, did the trick for me

Darkaqua de -

Does this change MAC / Console Id / Xbox Live Device ID?

Shin Godzilla - Contestar

This work excelent! I was changed my damaged hard drive for one new, and that’s works and the first time.

Note: For windowos 7 must be use “create_xbox_drive_old”.

Thanks for this guide!

delgado_sntgo - Contestar

I’ve done everything like in the tutorial, but in the end I get Error E106. My Console is a Xbox One S, and I am trying to install a mechanical HDD. I’ve erased alleready the original HDD that came with the xbox.

Also I’ve tried installing the OSU 1 files on a flash drive, and selected the option from the troubleshooter to “install offline update” and it diden’t work. what should I do ?

festy22 - Contestar

Hey there! I’m turning xbox one on for update process and after 5% it shuts down. Can you help me with this problem?

NGA - Contestar

I'm getting the same thing

Erika -

i tried this tutorial in 2 consoles but always shows me the same problem.

I tried with 2 or 3 Hard disk and with 2 xbox One S but i can not.

In the morning 2 xbox have been working good but i need to change one motherboard in one of them. please help. greetings

gelodiaz - Contestar

If i replace the Internal SDD and follow the steps here will this fix my OS issue because mine is a insider OS and its poo and bricks the whole box ive tried offline update with osu1 wont recognize the usb and osu 2 is recognizes the osu2 but won’t finish the install. so i was wondering if i can just replace the internal sdd and reflash would that fix my issues or does it lie somewhere else?

Joseph - Contestar

Es mas fácil con J-Runner

1.- XBOX One > HDD Tool > Selecciona Disco > Start, espera a que termine el proceso

2.- Instala el Disco HDD / SDD en el Xbox One

3.- Descarga el OSU1 descomprime el ZIP

3.- En la PC Formatea una USB NTFS y copia todo el folder $SystemUpdate directo en raiz de la USB

4.- En el Xbox One Solución de problemas > Inserta la USB > Se habilitara la Actualización del sistema sin conexión, espera a que termine y se reiniciara la consola

5.- Sigue las instrucciones de configuración lenguaje, pais, cuenta, etc

Raymundo Pizano González - Contestar

A che serve scaricare lo script? Non posso scaricare OSU1 metterlo nella usb e fare tutto dalla xbox?

Corta Monitor - Contestar

Great stuff. only problem is… since microsoft has updated the os1. the size is tad bit bigger after you decompress the zip. so when you copy the update files into folder A and B. there is not enough space. the 12gb is not enough. and you cannot extend the hdd size. anyone find a work around?

sultan - Contestar

I have the same problem, You can extend the partition so it fits there, If you dont have a partition manager i recomand niubi partition editor

Pavel Matušů -

I’ve gone through the steps with no issues until copying the files into the “b” folder. It states that there is not enough room, I need like 5mb more space. Using a 1tb drive.

Mike Bergstrom - Contestar

Hi! You can skip step 11. Just make sure you got the newest Xbox update ready on your USB. Turn on your Xbox with your new Xbox formatted HDD or SSD, and continue with the update on your USB.

koppie007 -

System update partition is 12GB but the files that need to go into A and B folders will not fit in this partition. It is slightly too small. :(

Mark - Contestar

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