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I have a laptop that has an SSD, and its not very big, so I wanna run games off of an external hard drive. Would this work? Also do you guys have any suggestion for external hard drives, I only need a 320GB but 500 at the most. Also I wont be running newer games. Games like Warcraft 3, or the original Starcraft.
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Ya it will work, speed will vary on; RPM of the external HDD and 2.0 or 3.0 usb

Do you have eSATA on your laptop?
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Yes. Find a USB3.0 HDD for better loading/gaming.
 
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Yeah it will work juuuuuust fine



Any, you could even make your own with an extra HDD! Just buy an enclosure.
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Do you guys have any suggestions as to what brand is best? I had one a while back and it died on me :/ Cant remember the brand though.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shakenbake158 View Post
Do you guys have any suggestions as to what brand is best? I had one a while back and it died on me :/ Cant remember the brand though.

Western digital, Seagate, Maxtor...they are the ones Ive been using they are the best in my eyes
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yea it works fine. i run games off my external all the time... Eagle teck HDD. I just use USB2 but it has esata on it.
    
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post #8 of 28
E-sata or forget it. Tried this a while ago and games ran like crap off USB 2.0.
    
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post #9 of 28
Quote:
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E-sata or forget it.
yes thats why i asked if you have a eSATA on your laptop @shakenbake158
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What about off of an SD card?
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