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games on external hard drive?

Discussion in 'Storage' started by i nEeD HeLp, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. i nEeD HeLp

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    I want to get a 640 GB external hard drive OK. but i have one question:)

    i want to move all the games and music onto it, i now i can play the music from the hdd but will i be able to play the games?:confused:
     
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    Sure, but performance of the drive will be a lot lower. So loading times may suffer.
     
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    If it's USB, don't bother with games, too slow. eSATA you should be fine.
     
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    thanks for the speedy responses
     
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    i played off of terabyte one it was pretty fine just wait a bit, but that was trough usb someone stated eSata so go with that
     
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    You might run into issues because not every system will have the necessary registry entries. If you only plan on using it for one system then it's fine. It's when you start to move it to another computer that you might run into issues.
     
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    I have My Operating System and almost all of my files on 2 external drives, seen here appx half way through the video in the pics of my case, the 2 silver compartments on the side panel house 2 160GB baracudas!

    also Pictures of my Casemodding and lighting are about half way through this video, its only 2 minutes total, please leave comments on what you think!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUCYDBGiDE0
     

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