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Running games off an external USB 2.0 HD feasible?

#1MegawizardPosted 3/8/2014 8:58:59 PM
My friend's computer's hard drive is topping itself out, and he has a low profile case, so I don't know if it has any extra space in there for an internal one. And with him on the other side of the country, I can't just saunter over there and check (and having him open the case is generally just a bad idea). I'm almost certain I did this several years ago when I gamed on my laptop during my downtime in college, and as long as it wasn't a MMO it never really seemed to matter much. Figure it couldn't hurt to double check. I know for sure his system doesn't have any 3.0 ports, although IIRC with mechanical drives that wouldn't matter anyway.
#2Fade2black001Posted 3/8/2014 9:06:28 PM
Yea of course its feasible. I one it tons of times before. It will work fine.
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#3Megawizard(Topic Creator)Posted 3/8/2014 9:13:08 PM
Thanks much :)
#4Fade2black001Posted 3/8/2014 9:16:49 PM
You're welcome
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#5Damaged7Posted 3/9/2014 2:19:42 AM
The Source in my town used to sell USB drives that came preloaded with a game to run off the drive. They had Splinter Cell, Crimson Skies (i think) and one other.

I thought it was cool you could do that. I figured most games would need to be installed.
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#6Fade2black001Posted 3/9/2014 6:22:45 AM
Damaged7 posted...
The Source in my town used to sell USB drives that came preloaded with a game to run off the drive. They had Splinter Cell, Crimson Skies (i think) and one other.

I thought it was cool you could do that. I figured most games would need to be installed.


The game is installed....
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#7ScroePosted 3/9/2014 6:32:00 AM
Consoles run games from DVD and USB2 is faster than DVD
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#8Fade2black001Posted 3/9/2014 9:29:45 AM
Scroe posted...
Consoles run games from DVD and USB2 is faster than DVD


Not anymore they don't
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#9wildog2006Posted 3/9/2014 3:03:46 PM
Fade2black001 posted...
Scroe posted...
Consoles run games from DVD and USB2 is faster than DVD


Not anymore they don't

So now that the PS4 and XBONE exist, no console uses DVD? Did they eradicate all previous consoles? Can I get a link to where you came up with that?
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