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Once the Xbox Series X is launched you won't be able to use the full 1TB for games storage.
As reported by IGN, the internal SSD provides you with 802GB to store your next-gen games, with the rest being taken up by OS and system files. It's not entirely unexpected, but it's a bit of a downer.
Here's what IGN's Ryan McCaffrey had to say in his hands-on preview:
You can use a cheaper USB external hard drive to store your next-gen games and move them back and forth at will, and according to VentureBeat's Jeff Grubb, this is actually quite a fast process."To be clear, it’s 802 gigabytes of usable space, after OS and system files. When you plug in the very pricey Seagate 1 terabyte storage expansion slot that gives you all of the benefits of the internal drive, it adds 920 gigabytes of usable capacity.
A more affordable alternative is to use a cheaper USB 3.1 external hard drive to store the next-gen games you’re not playing and just shuttle them back and forth as you want them, sparing yourself the need to download them every single time."
Based on his experience, moving Assassin's Creed Origins from an external USB HDD to the internal drive took around seven minutes, and just over two minutes from an external USB SSD. Not bad at all!