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USB3 external HDD reliable for games/apps

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by willhub, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. willhub

    Capodecina

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    As above, is a USB3 external drive reliable/fast enough for games/apps?
     
  2. willhub

    Capodecina

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    Anyone? I've got a 4TB USB3.0 external HDD I'm thinking of using for some games.
     
  3. Zefan

    Don

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    The slowest part of the chain by far will be the actual mechanical drive read/write speed rather than the interface, so it should really be just as fast as an internal SATA 3 drive. This is of course dependent on USB 3 controller, drivers, etc. Give it a whirl.
     
  4. willhub

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    My laptop in sig I can't find a proper review on my exact model as want to check what is said about the transfer speed inside it.
     
  5. Zefan

    Don

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    Ah, in that case I'd take an educated guess in that because it's a modern system you're unlikely to find any problems with dodgy controllers/drivers. No harm in trying it.