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post #21 of 28
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Originally Posted by Kramy;13864498 
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He could probably fit 10-30 old games on it.

But a 32GB card costs more than a 500GB external HDD...

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What would be faster, an SD card or an external hard drive??
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post #23 of 28
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What would be faster, an SD card or an external hard drive??
External hard drive.
Its going to be way more practical, I guarantee
post #24 of 28
Expect piss-poor performance off USB. Get eSATA.
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My laptop dosent have esata, could I add an adapter or something?
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post #26 of 28
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My laptop dosent have esata, could I add an adapter or something?
Even if such an adapter existed, the max speed you would get is the speed from usb 2.0 if the adapter was esata to usb 2.0...

You could always open your laptop and run a sata cable from the motherboard out a hole or something, and buy and enclosure so you can power up the HDD...The Spinpoint F3 in an external enclosure would really run good.
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post #27 of 28
I've played Crysis & GTA4 on an external USB2 hard disk. Just loads slow.

With USB3 it would load virtually the same as on an internal SATA disk.
    
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post #28 of 28
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If the loading speeds would be the only thing affected, Its not a big deal.
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