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    Games on External Hard Drive

    Hello , just got gifted with a External Hard Drive for Christmas. Not Sure if I would be able to run games on it. Would it affect the performance or some sort?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantom View Post
    Hello , just got gifted with a External Hard Drive for Christmas. Not Sure if I would be able to run games on it. Would it affect the performance or some sort?
    doesn't affect performance.

    also you'd need a program like the ones like SKSE or OBSE, (the script extenders for the bethesda) that force-opens the game.

    i used to run skyrim off an external hard drive, no performance impact.
     
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    I was actually wondering if you could even run games off an external HD, since I wanted one.
    Now that I know it's possible, this will save me so much storage.

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    I have a 2tb one, I personally dont use it only for file storing all games are run on my ssd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter Jr. View Post

    doesn't affect performance.

    also you'd need a program like the ones like SKSE or OBSE, (the script extenders for the bethesda) that force-opens the game.

    i used to run skyrim off an external hard drive, no performance impact.
    Thank you. Installation Speed does not change as well right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantom View Post


    Thank you. Installation Speed does not change as well right?
    If you want to enhance game performance you need to

    Better wifi (if online)
    Better graphic cards.
    Also can you post your build?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantom View Post


    Thank you. Installation Speed does not change as well right?
    nah. should stay same speed and all


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    If you want to enhance game performance you need to

    Better wifi (if online)
    Better graphic cards.
    Also can you post your build?
    not what he was asking.
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter Jr. View Post


    nah. should stay same speed and all


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    not what he was asking.
    yeah but I am just referring to his original question, I was telling him how to actually enhance it and I wanted to know his build so I can tell what he should upgrade.
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    Should be fine, if it's steam games steam actually will let you create a new steam library in the drive location of that external HDD, so you can install games on the external HDD and on your main HDD, if the game is already installed on the external HDD and is a steam game, you can hit install and it will auto detect the game and install in a matter of seconds. Gratz on the gift!
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    It may affect loading times if it's not USB 3.0. For people saying HDD does not affect performance, it absolutely changes load times and the performance of games that constantly source different files such as if it needed to load new portions of a map, or source different textures that hadn't already been loaded into a game.

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    Thank you all who replied !

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc View Post
    It may affect loading times if it's not USB 3.0. For people saying HDD does not affect performance, it absolutely changes load times and the performance of games that constantly source different files such as if it needed to load new portions of a map, or source different textures that hadn't already been loaded into a game.
    Really , wow . Thank You !
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    If you want to enhance game performance you need to

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    Also can you post your build?


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