There's no activity. Then, you will need to reinstall it in the Compatibility Mode. At this point, i am moving my most played titles to the internal memory. Since the latest system update, my hard drive CONSTANTLY turns off and on. Eventually I found that it was Forza 5 that was causing the issue and probably was downloading the emails to the inbox in the main menu. Weird I don’t have this problem given I’m part of the alpha program. My Seagate 2TB is also doing this. Discuss: When should you turn off an external hard disk? My xbox one s would shut off immediately after i turned it on. Now it's got to the point where whenever I try to load a game that has been installed on the hard drive it disconnects. My xbox one began turning off within a couple minutes everytime. I hear no sounds, only see a flashing blue light. Hmm maybe set it to just stay on instead? For the past few months I’ve struggled with an issue where my My Book randomly disconnects from my WDTV even though it’s still on & the only way to fix it is to power cycle the My Book. This is not a problem of an annoying light, the hard drive, at least in my case, turns on with a loud audible spinning sound. Option IS set to "Turn Off" all external hard drives when the XBox One is shut down. Unfortunately when I turn off the console the external drive constantly spins and turns off approximately every 20 seconds or so. Hoping someone else has some ideas. Solution 2: Turn off USB Selective Suspend Setting. Although it's possible there is a Seagate inside. It's ALWAYS happening. Safely remove the drive from the computer (if possible). 1. It is reported that many users encounter the issue “Xbox One installation stopped” when trying to install the game on an external hard drive. Luckily, I have not lost too many files or anything. Sure enough, the external hard drive no longer powers on by itself. Solution 8. And no it's not because of an update downloading or anything. You'll see a list of checkboxes and one of them says "When Xbox is off, turn off storage". Click Cancel. The first time the USB drive is connected to the Xbox One, it will prompt to reformat the drive for use with games and apps. At night, it's 12:25am here. My Seagate 2TB also does that. I have a 4tb seagate game drive for xbox one and it's been working fine for the 3 months that I've had it. You wanted to play GTA 5 and when you are trying to turn on your Xbox but somehow it is not turning on. Go to prefs-power management, mark flag about turning off external hdd. Thanks. Btw hard drive is usb powered. I've tried a new cable to no avail. Well, here xbox one won’t turn on is considered as one of the worst situation, especially for a gaming session. Sadly nothing yet. hope it works for you. It's gotten to the tragic point where I can now tell the difference. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. The only actual “fix” is to constantly unplug and plug the hard drive back in each time. I had this similar issue but I got a used broken xbox one off of ebay for cheap thinking it was a cheap fix. the reason it turns on and off is not because it is updates its because it … Same issue. Makes no difference. Yes, Xbox One Play & Charge cable, in side port. I am having the same issue. We delete comments that violate our policy, which we encourage you to read. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. Question..so I just installed the Western Digital 8TB hard drive on my XBOX ONE X(The one that was available on Black Friday for 129)..and I installed three games just to see how it goes..played a little Cuphead..and when I was done I turned OFF the XBOX ONE X..but I still see the western digital drive blinking even though the xbox one x is OFF is that normal..I know with my … It plugged into my PC ok however it keeps disconnecting. I’m pretty sure my original Xbox One model would turn off my external hard drive when using instant on. Perhaps, the driver can work well in the previous version, but it doesn’t work after an update. Settings>Power & startup>Power mode & startup. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. I don't think it good for the drive to keep turning on and off every 10 seconds so I've set my console to power saving mode. My hard drive is on all the time and it does not make a sound at night. At night, it's 12:25am here. I just picked up a WD 3TB and its behaving exactly as you described. Although I had plenty of ventilation and keep my vents clean, at least the box was telling me what the problem was. Luckily for me I suppose, when I would turn it back on, it said the system had to shut down to prevent from over heating. That said, if the xbox is in standby mode, it may be spinning up for updates or to check for updates? So, Monday after work, I got home, plugged in my power strip (Has TV, Xbox One, and external hard drive) and went to start up like normal. Sign in to comment. Your one source for all things Xbox on Reddit! i have power cycled the machine, replaced the cords 3 times and also have tried all 3 usb ports, i just cant figure out whats going on. Also, it could be the drive and not your xbox, you could simply unplug it? Unmark flag about downloading games and patches 6. Not sure when it started but it feels like it powers on every 2 minutes and turns off. 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