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I have steam installed on my ADATA USB3.0 32GB stick & playing Alan Wake is unplayable at max settings. It freezes every few seconds. Like the intro scene when starting the game. Rather then play continuously smooth it plays in a bad stuttering way. I got this stick as it was reviewed a good budget fast stick. On my PC this stick gets around 80-100MB transfer 18-20MB/s write with HD movies.

So does this sound right? Bad stick or Alan Wake just requires alot of writing to the USB?

I have the Kingston HyperX 128GB USB & it plays fine off it but this isn't for gaming.
Edited by Dan_9 - 8/25/16 at 12:54am
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I have steam installed on my ADATA USB3.0 32GB stick & playing Alan Wake is unplayable at max settings. It freezes every few seconds. Like the intro scene when starting the game. Rather then play continuously smooth it plays in a bad stuttering way. I got this stick as it was reviewed a good budget fast stick. On my PC this stick gets around 80-100MB transfer 18-20MB/s write with HD movies.

So does this sound right? Bad stick or Alan Wake just requires alot of writing to the USB?

I have the Kingston HyperX 128GB USB & it plays fine off it but this isn't for gaming.

Does your motherboard have usb 3.0 ports? Maybe it's not reaching full potential.
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My PC has USB 3.0 ports.
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USB stick =/= SSD

USB 3.0 port =/= USB 3.0 speeds

File transfers are a bit different than running programs off the stick.

SSDs have much higher IOPS and much lower access time.
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