Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by willhub, Jul 6, 2018.
As above, is a USB3 external drive reliable/fast enough for games/apps?
Anyone? I've got a 4TB USB3.0 external HDD I'm thinking of using for some games.
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.
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.
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.
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