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if you install a FPS on an external hard drive, could there be lag?

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User Info: galfasanta1111

galfasanta1111
4 years ago#1
Like would there be much time difference when you left click and when you shoot in game, compared to installing to your on-board hard drive?

Like half a second difference?
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User Info: TimePharaoh

TimePharaoh
4 years ago#2
why
wut
why
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User Info: LordSeifer

LordSeifer
4 years ago#3
games load from the harddrive and then they are run from memory,

short answer, no
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User Info: galfasanta1111

galfasanta1111
4 years ago#4
bump
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User Info: MarceloSampaio

MarceloSampaio
4 years ago#5
I see this:

LordSeifer posted...
games load from the harddrive and then they are run from memory,

short answer, no



Then this:

galfasanta1111 posted...
bump



Then I ask: why did you bump? Galfasanta answered you already.

The only games that MAY work with more lag by installing it on an external drive are the ones that stream data constantly from the HD (like Skyrim and Far Cry 3). And even so, only if your external HD is really slow (or your USB is 1.2 or something.
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User Info: InsuRn

InsuRn
4 years ago#6
It will only be longer to load the game but during gameplay, like MarceloSampaio said, you won't notice lag unless it is streaming from the drive.
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User Info: Snadados

Snadados
4 years ago#7
If it streamed any assets off the HDD there might be some pop in, possibly some stuttering.
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User Info: centsy

centsy
4 years ago#8
It depends. Open worlds game certainly would have a lot of lag/pop in. Others would vary game to game.
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