Collective Minds Media Hub for Xbox One

  • Model #: 183654001101
  • Web Code: 10323155
  • Release Date: 10/15/2014
(25 ratings)


Expand your hard drive storage and console's media access with the Collective Minds USB Hub and Hard Drive Enclosure. When attached to your Xbox One console, the hub lets you expand your gaming frontiers and charge your controllers with ease on three conveniently located USB ports.

More Information

  • Using the high-speed SATA hard drive interface, you can add nearly any 2.5-inch internal hard drive, such as an SSD drive, hybrid or standard drive (2.5" HD needs to be 256GB or higher capacity)
  • Custom fit with matching finish and hidden hard drive bay so you avoid ugly wires off your console
  • Expand your game library with ease as the Plug and Play function works with your Xbox One console and automatically sets up any internal drive you add to the hub as well as full game installs
  • Three USB 3.0 ports are conveniently located on the front
  • For the highest controller performance, use the Collective Minds Tournament Play Cable (sold separately)

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 90 Day(s)

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  • Type
    USB 3.0 Hub & Hard Drive Bay
  • Colour
    Glossy /Matt Black
  • Pattern/Theme
    Not Applicable
  • Material
  • Width
    8.0 cm
  • Height
    27.5 cm
  • Depth
    2.5 cm
  • Weight
    0.22 g
  • Warranty Parts
    90 Day(s)



Customer Reviews

4.1 / 5
Based on 25 ratings,22 Reviews
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  • from Grimsby, ON
  • Mar 21, 2016

Exactly as Expected

This media hub works exactly as advertised. My 500GB hard drive runs perfectly on it with no issues and all the usb slots read fine. It was a bit stiff to get it to click into place but once it was on it seemed secure. The only small issue I have is that my hard drive does not turn off when the Xbox is in "Instant On" mode. Even with the "turn hard drive off when not in use" is selected it still stays on. The green LED indicator goes off but I can hear the drive spinning still. You can easily work around this by simply putting the Xbox in "Energy Saving" mode but it would have been nice to keep it in "Instant On" so it would download updates automatically. Regardless, I'm still happy with the purchase since I had an old broken laptop laying around with a perfectly fine hard drive. Saved me money and the added memory looks much cleaner than adding an external hard drive.

  • from Orangeville, ON
  • Mar 08, 2016


The media hub adds easily accessible USB ports, replacing the awkward side one. When adding a hard drive it's a simple install. If it doesn't show up after clicking the hub back in place simply turn off the console. Hold the power button for 10 seconds so it's fully shut down. After starting up it popped up for me and was easy to formate the drive then move content over to it. Great product.

  • from Langley, BC
  • Feb 11, 2016

Great buy for any Xbone owner.

It did what it says it does. Very happy with it. Looks perfect attached to my xbone.

  • from Dartmouth, NS
  • Jan 05, 2016

5 star. Clean look

5 stars. Plastic is thin but this performs great. Nice clean install with no wires. I could have bought an external for probably $50 less total. But I liked the clean look. Installed (with ease) a SAMSUNG Spinpoint M9T ST2000LM003 2TB 5400 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive. Just follow the instructions by screwing the bars on the hard drive then slide it into the connector. Easy. Installed on the Xbox one and to recognize it I had to power it down (holding down for 10 seconds) then powering up. As soon as it's back on it recognized the new device and requested to format. Did that and had 1.8tb good to go (all computers seem to reserve some memory.

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Oct 19, 2015

Great Addition

I saw this product as a great opportunity to clean up some clutter around my xbox. Sure enough it works great. Added a 1TB Solid State Hybrid drive (after reading many sites, SSHD seems to be the way to go for the best speed). The metal pins that hold the device to the console are pretty lame and easy to bend. I would not trust moving around the console with the hub attached. They slip into the seems of the plastic on the Xbox. Hardly secure, and was a pain getting them lined up. Setting up the drive is no different than a normal one. For the tech illiterate writing reviews, go into Settings, System, Storage to format the drive manually. Some drives come preformatted (like Seagate) and won't show the popup on the Xbox so you need to do it manually. There is an option for a AC adapter (not included) in case your drive can't be powered by USB3 or you have many high energy usage components plugged into the hub. Overall it matches the look of the console, but there is an annoying bright green activity light they could have made white to match (and less bright).

  • from Wetaskiwin, AB
  • Sep 20, 2015

Easy to setup.

I added old Laptop drive I had laying around. Was super easy, and it has front USB3.0! For the price, its a win win...

  • from Barrie, ON
  • Jul 04, 2015


Bought this product with a laptop hard drive. On the box it said bring to geek squad and we will install it. So when I did they manager said sorry we don't deal with any xbox product. So i took it home myself and it installed great. Plug it in fried my hard drive. Brought it back to store got new hard drive...FRYED ANOTHER HARD DRIVE. Returned to store told me to buy this 60 dollar cord and do this stuff on my laptop. Tryed it...FRIED ANOTHER HARD DRIVE!!!!! Overall terrible product that nobody in all of best buy can do.anything with.

  • from Welland, ontario
  • Jun 28, 2015

Awesome device , good idea

Bought western digital 750gig laptop hard drive . Works great....only issue is snapping it in, doesn't line up well..... Solution, take the little grille off xbone, pops off easily, this made quick connection and the XBone read the drive right away!

  • from Montréal, QC
  • May 04, 2015

Easy to set up and works great

I especially like how unobtrusive it is and simple for me when bringing my xbox to friends without having to remember yet another accesory

  • from Winnipeg, MB
  • Feb 25, 2015

sweet deal!

usb ports work great and easy access! I tossed in a 7200 rpm 800 gig sata drive and been working solid since xmas. You can't go wrong getting this. Drive comes up in system settings and you let it format to the system . let it default for the install drive and good to go! Easy to use, easy to install drives. easy instructions to follow (even for the dumbest of people) Buy it!

  • from Scarborough, ON
  • Feb 20, 2015

Did not work

Installed a 1TB seagate drive from bestbuy tried numerous times but no HD install menu came up, drive only showing as a media hub unable to save, transfer or dowload games, will try a different drive

  • from Bowmanville, Ontario
  • Feb 11, 2015

Awesome product!! Excellent!

I bought this a coupe of days ago along with a 1TB Western Digital 2.5" HDD. It is awesome. Does exactly as it is supposed to. Only issue was when plugging into the XBONE, the XBONE did not recognize the HDD right away. I had to disconnect the hub and re-connect it 3 times to get it to recognize it. But asside from that... excellent product. Fits Nicely and looks great.

  • from Canada
  • Feb 08, 2015

Super EASY to install, over 1TB of storage now!

Took me 5 minutes to install, there is a video tutorial, and now I have OVER 1TB of space on my console. This thing is awesome!

  • from Port Moody, BC
  • Jan 26, 2015

Nice Addition!

It took a bit of troubleshooting to get the Xbox One to detect the hard drive at first. But once it detects the setup is simple and the extra storage is awesome! The FAQ, on the products website, suggests to clear MAC address and Bluray Storage under Advance Settings. Also, changing the power mode to energy savings and rebooting seemed to work. Installed an old laptop hard drive (Seagate 750gb) to the Xbox One. Extra USB 3.0 ports are a plus.

  • from Toronto
  • Jan 22, 2015

Must Have

if u have an xbox one this is a product u NEED. I had a little trouble getting the harddrive recognized but once i did and got it installed i can't imagine not having one its actually impossible for me not to have one. If you have an xbox one get this.

  • from Sudbury, ON
  • Dec 29, 2014

Must Have!

Excellent product. It took a bit of time for my Xbox to recognize the Hard Drive, but once it did it took only a few seconds to format and it was up and running. The unit looks great and unless you tell anyone about it, you would never know the difference! Excellent and easy way to add storage to your Xbox One! Definitely recommend!

  • from Kamloops, BC
  • Dec 12, 2014

Unreliable and poorly made

Do not recommend this product as it killed my hdd. Tried two different 2.5 inch drives inside of it and it did not close properly due to how the door was built (causing the unit to not sit snug against my Xbox). After grinding down a plastic ridge on the door so it would fit properly my hdd died that evening. Though a very cool and practical addition to your Xbox One I would not trust this product.

  • from USA
  • Nov 26, 2014

Excellent Product!

Couldnt be happier with this product. Purchased this shortly after it came out and was skeptical to how well it was going to work. Needless to say this works with virtually any 2.5" SATA drive and does exactly what the company describes. If your looking to add extra storage, need more/better placed USB ports, then this is the best option out there.

  • from USA
  • Nov 26, 2014


This is exactly what I was looking for! Product works exactly as advertised. Allows you to add any 2.5 inch SATA drive and adds 3 USB 3.0 ports to the front of the console. After 24 hours I have zero complaints.

  • from Markham, ON
  • Nov 17, 2014

Perfect Fit.

I bought this for two reasons.. I was running out of Hard Drive space and I hated having to reach around my console to get at the USB ports. I have my XB1 in a TV stand and was worried with the hard drive installed it would block the air flow on the left hand side. I have logged over 40 hrs without any issue so far. Seems to handle all the power requirements no problem even with the 2 GB hard drive mounted. Easy to install and looks really good.

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Nov 13, 2014

Nice add on

Bought this actually at Futureshop which is owned by Bestbuy. Physical install is easy. The instructions said to power down xbox before attaching but I had to attach it with it powered for it to recognize the hard drive. Plastic but looks like it's part of the xbox. Front ports are nice to have. Drive light is a little bright. Anyway - nice way to conceal an extra drive. Now if only Microsoft would add DVR functionality and allow you to store media files and games on the same drive, you would have a device that could replace a home theater computer.

  • from Maple Ridge, BC
  • Nov 12, 2014

Expanded my Xbox One to 3 TB

I picked up this and was very pleasantly surprised. It really does look like it was meant to be part of the machine. The front USB ports are a life saver and it was very easy to put a 2 TB drive in. My xbox one recognized the drive I put in immediately and now I have 2.5 TB of storage. Seamlessly worked with my xbox one-just like a product should. I was impressed that it did not replace my internal storage but works in conjunction with it. To be honest the xbox one should have been built with this add-on as standard. Great product!! Highly reccommend.