Question about external hard drive and game speed

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11 months ago#1
Will storing everything on my external hard drive decrease my game performance since data can only move thought the usb at a certain speed?
11 months ago#2
Depends on HD speed..
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11 months ago#3
USB 3 is faster than SATA, so no.
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11 months ago#4
crynryan posted...
USB 3 is faster than SATA, so no.


um, no?

it's not faster than SATA III which is 6.0 Gbps

never mind the overhead of USB that affects real world throughput
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10 months ago#5
Snickleseed posted...
crynryan posted...
USB 3 is faster than SATA, so no.


um, no?

it's not faster than SATA III which is 6.0 Gbps

never mind the overhead of USB that affects real world throughput


Which would be relevant if the One didn't use SATA II.
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10 months ago#6
no, i dont use an external hd but from what ive read on the forums performance is about the same and even a slight bit better with external hd

just make sure you get a 7200rpm drive from a reliable manufacturer and youll be set
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